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    Mazda Has Michael Phelps Apologize to China

    Michael Phelps has apologized to China for smoking weed, and in return keeps his sponsorship from Mazda.

    I have one question to ask - Where in the hell is Phelps' apology to the United States, who he let down by breaking the law? Now, IMHO, smoking marijuana is not a big deal, but if he had to make an apology, why only to China?

    In the end, it's not about the apology. It's about the money.

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    Re: Mazda Has Michael Phelps Apologize to China

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I have one question to ask - Where in the hell is Phelps' apology to the United States, who he let down by breaking the law? Now, IMHO, smoking marijuana is not a big deal, but if he had to make an apology, why only to China?
    He didn't let us down for smoking weed. He let us down by apologizing for smoking weed. The demonisation of marijuana continues.
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    Re: Mazda Has Michael Phelps Apologize to China

    I'll apologize for not being upset for $50.
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    Re: Mazda Has Michael Phelps Apologize to China

    I'll apoligize for a nickel bag

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    Re: Mazda Has Michael Phelps Apologize to China

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
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    Re: Mazda Has Michael Phelps Apologize to China

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Michael Phelps has apologized to China for smoking weed, and in return keeps his sponsorship from Mazda.

    I have one question to ask - Where in the hell is Phelps' apology to the United States, who he let down by breaking the law? Now, IMHO, smoking marijuana is not a big deal, but if he had to make an apology, why only to China?

    In the end, it's not about the apology. It's about the money.

    Article is here.
    Mazda stays off the list..., Kellogs, and Subway remain on the no-buy list, for being so heavy handed over such a minor fault in this great athlete... a fualt / behavior which occured long after the olympics.

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    Re: Mazda Has Michael Phelps Apologize to China

    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
    Mazda stays off the list..., Kellogs, and Subway remain on the no-buy list, for being so heavy handed over such a minor fault in this great athlete... a fualt / behavior which occured long after the olympics.
    I would never buy a Mazda. I like my Toyota. I usually eat a General Mills cereral, though I may go out of my way to buy a Kellogg's cereal on my next Costco run (though I do use other Kellogg products) and I will continue to go to Subway two times a week.
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    Re: Mazda Has Michael Phelps Apologize to China

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    He didn't let us down for smoking weed. He let us down by apologizing for smoking weed. The demonisation of marijuana continues.
    My point was that he apologized to China so he could keep an endorsement.
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    Re: Mazda Has Michael Phelps Apologize to China

    It's amazing the support for Phelps because he won gold medals, however, if some off the beat person was caught for this most of the respondants would have just said he got what he deserved.

    It's amazing how some people perpetuate the "Just because you are famous, you are allowed to break the law".

    I don't believe marijuana should be illegal and as such don't believe most people in prison for marijuana should be there, however, it is amazing that some swim **** that won gold medals get's a pass from many of the "Marijuanna should be illegal" crowd just because he won gold medals.

    If you support phelps because you feel marijuanna should be legal, than my hats off to you and I support you. However, if you are one of this **** ass conservatives that thinks marijuanna should be illegal, but support phelps decision to smoke pot just because he won gold medals, you are ****ing hypocrites.
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    Re: Mazda Has Michael Phelps Apologize to China

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    It's amazing the support for Phelps because he won gold medals, however, if some off the beat person was caught for this most of the respondants would have just said he got what he deserved.

    It's amazing how some people perpetuate the "Just because you are famous, you are allowed to break the law".

    I don't believe marijuana should be illegal and as such don't believe most people in prison for marijuana should be there, however, it is amazing that some swim **** that won gold medals get's a pass from many of the "Marijuanna should be illegal" crowd just because he won gold medals.

    If you support phelps because you feel marijuanna should be legal, than my hats off to you and I support you. However, if you are one of this **** ass conservatives that thinks marijuanna should be illegal, but support phelps decision to smoke pot just because he won gold medals, you are ****ing hypocrites.
    I am NOT giving him a pass. I haven't from the beginning. Will I forgive him? He seems contrite and if he truly admits that he was wrong, I have no reason not to. But not only have I not criticized Kellogg for their actions, I praise them for it. Phelps is a role model to young people. If I had any doubt of his importance to young swimmers before, just hearing the kids at the pool talking about him after this happened confirmed it. And if kids in TAIWAN are talking about him like this, I can only imagine what American kids and kids in other swimming-strong countries are saying about it.
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