February 10, 2009, - 1:29 pm

Wrigley Has the Guts–and Morals–Disney Doesn’t

By Debbie Schlussel
After the Super Bowl, I told you about the violent criminal behavior of Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes (who also is baby daddy to three kids with three different women). But Disney didn’t have the guts or the morals to say no to Holmes. Instead, Disney went ahead and put Holmes in its Disney ad and its post-Super Bowl parade.
But Wrigley is having none of this kind of thing.
The company suspended Doublemint Gum ads featuring singer Chris Brown, upon allegations of and an arrest for physically assaulting his girlfriend, singer Robin “Rihanna” Fenty.

Wrigley is concerned by the serious allegations made against Chris Brown. We believe Mr. Brown should be afforded the same due process as any citizen. However, we have made the decision to suspend the current advertising featuring Brown and any related marketing communications until the matter is resolved.


Rihanna reportedly suffered bite marks and contusions.
It’s very similar to the kind of violence Santonio Holmes visited upon the mother of one of his three kids, slamming her into a door and walls, etc.
But Wrigley had the guts to say no for now. Disney did not and promoted violent thug Holmes to young kids.
Three cheers to Wrigley for showing that morality and decency still matter. Continuing jeers to Disney for thinking otherwise.

7 Responses

If you go back and trace Disney’s ownership and productions you’ll find out that Disney is merely indoctrinating the kids with liberalism and socialism.

Independent Conservative on February 10, 2009 at 1:51 pm

The sad thing is Rhianna probably won’t press charges because she has to “keep it real”. However in California, the DA will prosecute this d-bag even if she wont testify. Hopefully he gets some jail time. But in California it will probably be domestic violence courses. Jails are overcrowded, especially in Los Angeles County.
It is always odd in the hip hop community mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and daughters are revered. However when it comes to their ladies they are treated like “hoes and bitches.” I guess that is why there is a high number of single mothers in urban communities. There is a disconnect, because every “hoe or bitch” is a mother, sister or daughter of someone else.
But I do like the hip hop term “shortie” in reference to women. I love that term.

californiascreaming on February 10, 2009 at 3:03 pm

yay for wrigley’s-and for kellogg’s which got rid of phelps

mindy1 on February 10, 2009 at 4:25 pm

Although I agree with your statement that there is a disturbing dichotomy in hip-hop music that celebrates some forms of womanhood but is disturbingly misogynist toward others, I didn’t understand you saying that “Rhianna probably won’t press charges because she has to “keep it real”
What does her not pressing charges have to do with “keeping it real”? If I’m not mistaken, the tendency of women to not press charges against their abuser is a distrubing behavior that crosses all class and racial lines, and is not a “hip-hop” thing. No matter how badly some (not all) women are abused, they tend to protect their abuser, and even make excuses for the abusive behavior (“he is under so much stress at work” “I shouldn’t have said what I said to him”, “He’s only like this when he drinks”, “He said he was sorry and that it won’t happen again”, “I deserved it because I provoked him”). I’ve heard it all….
Whatever young Chris Brown did was plain stupid and he’s going to take a bit hit financially and image-wise as a result of this incident. However, if Rhianna really wants to “keep it real” as you say, her relatives should whup his ass…..

JibberJabber on February 10, 2009 at 6:01 pm

debbie did you remove his name from your facebook ?i did ,now you can add me

PNAMARBLE on February 10, 2009 at 6:20 pm

JibberJabber, in many urban communities if you talk to the police for any reason you are a “SNITCH”. A “SNITCH” is the worst thing you can be called in inner cities. In prison “SNITCHES” are put in protective custody. This mindset then permeates into the street and culture. So “keeping it real” means dealing with your problems without bringing the “po-po” in. Many gang shootings are in retaliations of settling old scores. That is why some gang-bangers have no fear in committing crimes with people around, knowing people wont talk to police. I hope she does cooperate with police and shed light on victims. I hope she testifies, but I cant see that happening, unfortunately for career reasons. She will loose her “street cred”. No one should have to be abused and the abuser use his or her community to shield their behavior.

californiascreaming on February 10, 2009 at 7:31 pm

Unfortunately, you’re pretty accurate on your last post. This whole “Stop Snitching” culture is one of the most destructive things I’ve ever seen. It results in incidents such as the recent one in Liberty City section of Miami, where gunmen killed too Black teenagers and wounded seven others. However, even with all the people who were on the scene, no one “saw” anything and witnesses are being uncooperative with the police (you know it’s bad when even Rev. Sharpton calls you out!). That is absolutely ridiculous and will result in even more death and destruction, as we willingly allow stone cold killers to roam freely in our communities.
As far as the Chris Brown case, I just hope Rhianna chooses to “Keep it right” instead of “keep it real”….

JibberJabber on February 11, 2009 at 10:26 am

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