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    'Obama' snacks don't go down well in Indonesia


    'Obama' snacks don't go down well in Indonesia

    'Obama' snacks don't go down well in Indonesia


    t also bears a peace symbol and the word "peace," along with a teaser suggesting that if you are lucky you might win a bonus.

    The Indonesian Consumer Foundation has called on the government to investigate, saying the snack is defamatory to President Obama and potentially harmful to children's health.

    "What's the aim of using such an image? It's defamation and the producer should be investigated," Foundation head Indah Suksmaningsih said.





    How is it defamatory? To me it looked like it was a pro-obama snack.....
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    Re: 'Obama' snacks don't go down well in Indonesia

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    How is it defamatory? To me it looked like it was a pro-obama snack.....
    How is using the President of the United States image to sell a commercial good not defamatory? Especially a cheaply produced product.
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    Re: 'Obama' snacks don't go down well in Indonesia

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    How is using the President of the United States image to sell a commercial good not defamatory? Especially a cheaply produced product.
    1. it's india Indonesia, who cares.

    2. How is it defamatory?
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    Re: 'Obama' snacks don't go down well in Indonesia

    Yeah, this one makes little sense.
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    Re: 'Obama' snacks don't go down well in Indonesia

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    1. it's indonesia, who cares.

    2. How is it defamatory?
    Fixed it. And yeah, who cares?
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    Re: 'Obama' snacks don't go down well in Indonesia

    point LERXST
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    Re: 'Obama' snacks don't go down well in Indonesia

    Each 500-rupiah (four-cent) packet of "Obamas" contains a small plastic toy which is "unhygienic" and could be mistaken as food by infants, said foundation legal affairs officer Sularsi, who only uses one name.
    Does this suggest that there are different sizes to the Obama snack?
    I wish they would expand on the unhygienic properties. I'd be worried about a child choking on my President of the United States......... take it as it is.
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    Re: 'Obama' snacks don't go down well in Indonesia

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    1. it's india Indonesia, who cares.
    I don't care it's indonesia. The point is no country should be using our President to promote any commercial goods.

    Would you be OK driving through Vietnam and seeing a large image of Ronald Reagan telling you to buy motor scooters in 3 miles at Quy Kim's motor scooter surplus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    2. How is it defamatory?
    You have a commercial product that is potentially harmful to people that has the image of the President of the United States on it subliminally promoting the product. Again, how is that not defamatory?
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    Re: 'Obama' snacks don't go down well in Indonesia

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Does this suggest that there are different sizes to the Obama snack?
    I wish they would expand on the unhygienic properties. I'd be worried about a child choking on my President of the United States......... take it as it is.




    We are all choking on Obamas........ (sorry I couldn't resist. )
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    Re: 'Obama' snacks don't go down well in Indonesia

    This is funny.
    I would try and purchase some hoping that they would greatly increase in value, especially if discontinued, but they will probably end up being just like Billy Beer.
    Not a great investment.



    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    The point is no country should be using our President to promote any commercial goods.
    Says who?


    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    Would you be OK driving through Vietnam and seeing a large image of Ronald Reagan telling you to buy motor scooters in 3 miles at Quy Kim's motor scooter surplus?
    I would have no problem with that.
    Even if done while he was sitting as President.



    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    You have a commercial product that is potentially harmful to people that has the image of the President of the United States on it subliminally promoting the product. Again, how is that not defamatory?
    Subliminally? It is pretty straight forward.

    It has the likeness of our President and actually shows support for our Country and Obama.
    Nothing about is defamatory except for possibly the words it contains next to the likeness. 'Anti-terrorist.'
    Because clearly it is open for debate whether he is or isn't.


    It is a snack and of no consequence.
    If it contains a harmful toy, get rid of the toy, not the snack.

    Naming a 'waste treatment plant' after Bush was more defamatory than this ever could be.

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