Boycott Oscar Mayer for not supporting the troops-Fiction!
Oscar Mayer Company Refuses Troops Request for Hot Dogs in Iraq and Says it Doesn't Support the War-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:An email from a man who says the Oscar Mayer company refused to give hot dogs to the troops in Iraq and said it does not support the way. The man urges a boycott of Oscar Mayer.
The Truth:This eRumor is a hoax.
It is virtually identical to an eRumor that has been circulated about Starbucks coffee and that is also not true.
Sgt. Howard C. Wright is real and was the originator of the Starbucks email but he later retracted it after Starbucks explained that it was wrong.
Somebody took the Starbucks rumor and changed the company name to Oscar Mayer. The eRumor incorrectly spells the name "Meyer" instead of "Mayer."
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
Subject: Oscar Meyer
Guess I will not be eating Oscar Meyer hot dogs any more!
Recently Marines in Iraq wrote to Oscar Meyer because they wanted to let them know how much they liked their hot dogs and to request that they send some of it to the troops there.
Oscar Meyer replied, telling the Marines thank you for their support of their business, but that Oscar Meyer does not support the war, nor anyone in it, and that they would not send the troops their brand of hot dogs.
So as not to offend Oscar Meyer, maybe we should not support them by buying any of their products!
As a war vet writing to fellow patriots, I feel we should get this out in the open. I know this war might not be very popular with some folks, but that doesn’t mean we don’t support the boys on the ground fighting street-to-street and house-to-house for what they and I believe is right.
If you feel the same as I do then pass this along, or you can discard it and no one will never know.
Thanks very much for your support. I know you’ll all be there again when I deploy once more.
Sgt Howard C. Wright
1st Force Recon Co
1st Plt PLT
PLEASE DON’T DELETE THIS …
ALLOW IT TO BE PASSED TO ALL IN MEMORY OF ALL THE TROOPS WHO HAVE
DIED SO THAT WE MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE TO SUPPORT THEM OR NOT!!!