I think the fuck not pic.twitter.com/FiRutevIz1
— ah no (@BarmyArny) August 8, 2018
An alleged ad for Dr. Pepper is causing a stir for its insinuation that the soda can is gay.
Twitter user BarmyArmy posted a photo of the ad which shows a picture of the Dr. Pepper can’s top labeled “top,” it’s bottom labeled “bottom” and a picture of the entire can labeled “vers.”
“A queer drink for diverse drinkers,” reads the tagline at the bottom.
The ad is rumored to have come from Sweden but there is no further evidence of its origins or if its even a legitimate advertisement.
Whether the ad is real or not, people didn’t waste time making jokes about the soda’s “sexuality.”
i like the idea that being top/bottom/vers constitutes diversity. where is the drink for the frot/vore-only queens
— Tyron (@TyronWilson) August 8, 2018
— Lola 🌜 (@TheirNameIsLola) August 8, 2018
Dr.Peppers breaks into your room, goes right to your face, gets close to your ear, and whispers:
“Anyway, could you tell all the kids who do the LGBTQIA to give us their money?”
— Black INK.I.M (@BlackINKim) August 8, 2018
Finally an ad that caters to me, a sexual can of Dr Pepper
— Running for the door with your mom (@DamianneTweets) August 8, 2018
Others found the ad to be offensive to the LGBT community.
.@drpepper, focus on improving your @HRC equality index rating instead of creating non-sensical (offensive?) ads. it’s currently a 65/100 and does not include equal healthcare coverage for trans employees. https://t.co/YSYvpCBMc3 pic.twitter.com/5kEPsjjoJI
— Jesse Steinbach (@JesseSteinbach) August 8, 2018
While others appreciated Dr. Pepper for trying to engage with the community at all.
I disagree. I find this cute, unexpected and a genuine attempt at connecting with our community (as much as a corporate advertisement can be.) I also find it gutsy as hell, it’s pretty sexual and to the point, so I give them much credit. I’m sorry you don’t like it.
— Jacob Proskovec (@jproskovec) August 9, 2018