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.”

Updated 5/25/07

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