Kellogg Separates Phelps from its Special K.

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From Kellogg: "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."

How fickle is sponsorship. You win all those golds and everybody loves you, then you smoke one joint* and those self-righteous cereal-peddlers won't even look you in the eye.

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* Okay, so what if it was a bong?

by Angela Natividad    Feb- 6-09   Click to Comment   
Topic: Brands, Celebrity, Sponsorship   

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Budget problem escape clause?

Posted by: Herbert on February 6, 2009 1:41 PM

How could Kellogg's have been surprised? This guy's such a stoner you can literally see the weed coming out of his head.

Posted by: mark on February 6, 2009 2:15 PM

Booooo to Kellogg!!! I will now boycott all Kellogg's cereal for craving the munchies!

Posted by: Peter on February 6, 2009 2:18 PM

this is just funny to me. It is sooooo true - everyone loves the guy winning gold medals, until they know he smokes a little. Drugs are bad mmmmkay....

Posted by: t on February 6, 2009 2:36 PM

This isn't going to help the sales of their Frosted Hemps, Ganja Bran, and Reefer Krispies cereals.

Posted by: Nik Daum on February 6, 2009 3:09 PM

Yes, truly ironic considering the many thousands of pot smokers who use Kellogg products specifically to quell their post-toking hunger pangs.

But, hang on, isn't this a bit of a diversionary tactic? What's this...? Kellogg products ALLEGEDLY (that's for the lawyers) may make consumers distinctly more ill than they would be from smoking pot??

They're involved in one of the biggest industry-wide product recalls in U.S. food history - all because of dodgy peanuts:
http://www2.kelloggs.com/peanutbutterrecall/

Posted by: Tom Quinn on February 6, 2009 3:42 PM

Phelps is a moron. Unless he needed a toke to control his ADDHD, the only time he should get loaded is by himself, in a closet or in the middle of a hay field, at 3am. Last I heard pot is illegal. Until that fact changes, boo-hoo. Bad judgement on his part and smart move for Kellopp's.

Posted by: David on February 6, 2009 3:48 PM

Phelps is a moron. Unless he needed a toke to control his ADDHD, the only time he should get loaded is by himself, in a closet or in the middle of a hay field, at 3am. Last I heard pot is illegal. Until that fact changes, boo-hoo. Bad judgement on his part and smart move for Kellopp's.

Posted by: David on February 6, 2009 3:48 PM

He's on the "Weedies" box now~!

Posted by: Chet on February 6, 2009 3:59 PM

long live the chronic

Posted by: jeff on February 6, 2009 4:24 PM

Kellogg’s general Olympic sponsor status ended in 2008 anyway. Makeing Phelps a scapegoat since they might not be taking part in 2012 anyway? Takes focus off them.

Posted by: bg on February 6, 2009 11:31 PM

The link to the phelps photo seems to be a virus? It trys to install an anti-virus?

Posted by: Rebekah on February 7, 2009 12:56 PM

The link to the phelps photo seems to be a virus? It trys to install an anti-virus?

Posted by: Rebekah on February 7, 2009 12:56 PM

he may be a moron, but he only posts his shit once.

expecting a 20 year old to be a noble brand champion is moronic, yo. and why do we keep turning to athletes for role models? since babe ruth sports has been a haven for drug and alcohol abuse. ask any athlete starting at age 14 or so.

and if everyone who eats Kellogg cereals when they get the munchies actually boycotted the company, they'd have to bring him back and make him CEO

Posted by: lokisez on February 10, 2009 11:21 PM





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