Friday, May 16, 2008

Titillating Slutbucks

OK - just so I'm clear on this. This is dumb.

Seems that one person's smut is another person's morning latte.

A Christian group based in San Diego found grounds for outrage over the new retro-style logo for Starbucks Coffee.

The Resistance says the new image "has a naked woman on it with her legs spread like a prostitute," Mark Dice, founder of the group, said in a news release. "Need I say more? It's extremely poor taste, and the company might as well call themselves Slutbucks."

Source: Logos: Christian Group Calls For Boycott Over Titillating New Starbucks Logo

The "Christian Group" is called The Resistance (Warning - plays a video on load) It's run by Mark Dice. And, he is a nutball. How does a man who is a known fringe conspiracy nutball suddenly become a spokesman for Christian values?   He's quoted in newspapers across the English speaking world. Are there no standards?

What is Mark Dice complaining about? He thinks this is porn.


You can read about the Starbucks logo at the Deadprogrammer's Cafe. Somehow I don't think it's about sex at all.


Stew said...

We don't have Starbucks here. But know you made me look at that mermaid and I got a boner, you pornographer.

Will no one think about the children?

Spook said...

Even though the logo isn't pornographic, their prices are pretty obscene...

Riker said...

Actually, it's their old logo (that Starbucks is considering a return to using) that this guy was getting upset about.

To his credit, there is a little line-art nipple that's sure to corrupt the young masses.

Here's the picture: