Friday, February 6, 2009

But Stoners LOVE Frosted Flakes...

From Ad Age, via Deadspin, it appears as though Kellogg's is planning on letting Michael Phelps' contract expire at the end of this month.

"We originally built the relationship with Michael, as well as the other Olympic athletes, to support our association with the U.S. Olympic team," a Kellogg spokeswoman said in a statement. "Michael's most recent behavior is not consistent with the image of Kellogg. His contract expires at the end of February and we have made a decision not to extend his contract."
I respect that position, but why didn't they just change the box?

[Obviously, h/t News Of The World for the photo]


  1. 1. Why didn't Phelps say that the picture was Photoshopped?

    2. Obama smoked marijuana (as well as used cocaine). Yet he was no less marketable because of it. Big deal, Phelps smoked pot. Who hasn't?

  2. There were probably too many eyewitnesses. At a certain point you just gotta take your lumps.

    And Kellog's doesn't want to destroy the pristine family-friendly reputation they've built upon the high fructose corn syrup shit they've been fattening kids up with for the last 50 years or so.

  3. If everone goes out and buys a box of Michael Phelps Frosted Flakes, maybe they will reinstate him. Not that I care.

  4. I was actually hoping that everyone would go out and smoke a shit load of pot, maybe we will then forget who Michael Phelps is. Not that I care, I just think his stupid face is weird.