I like your products a lot and we use several of them, chiefly Pepsi and Quaker Oats, and it's going to be difficult avoiding your entire line of my favorite drinks and chips, but at this point I've just had enough political nonsense that comes combined with my steady purchases and I must cut ties with all corporations whose C.O.'s use their power positions through their employees and broadly alienate their customers to signal their political conceit.
Do not bother responding that Indri Nooyi's remarks are taken from context or were mischaracterized by media for great headlines. Her remarks stand very well on their own outside of context and we've read and understood beyond headlines. These charges by Indri Noori, projections of sexism, racism, homophobia are unequivocal and unacceptable. Until this is corrected there is no point in engaging with Pepsico any further. Goodbye.
["I had to answer a lot of questions from my daughters, from our employees. They were all in mourning,”
“Our employees were all crying,” she said. “And the question that they’re asking, especially those who are not white, ‘Are we safe?’ Women are asking, ‘Are we safe?’ LGBT people are asking, ‘Are we safe?’ I never thought I would have to answer those questions.”So what does Pepsico do? Send a form letter that blames media for mischaracterizing and providing Nooyi's bogus context. In fairness, I knew that they would. Hopefully there are too many complaints to respond individually. Hopefully, there are so many complaints that they cannot even be individually read, just the first line, "Oh, here's another one," boink, form letter. And that's fine with me.
Thank you for writing.
One of the truths that emerged from this election is that the mainstream media often fails to present a straightforward account of current events.
Unfortunately, the coverage of Ms. Nooyi’s recent comments reflects this. Some media outlets chose to present her remarks in a fashion that captured neither the spirit of her message nor the context in which they were given. For example, you would never know from the headlines that the very first thing she did when the topic of the election came up was to congratulate the President-elect Trump. She also highlighted three primary points of his agenda.
The following are excerpts from the discussion that provide a more complete view of her statements.
- "First of all, I want to congratulate President-elect Donald Trump."
- “We will all come together and unify the country."
- "At some point, we’re going to have to pick up the big issues of technological unemployment, global trade, immigration — all of which needs reform."
Separately, the morning after the election, Ms. Nooyi sent a letter to PepsiCo employees making the following points:
- "Yesterday, across this country, Americans turned out in record numbers to make their voices heard. I want to congratulate President-elect Donald Trump on his victory, and I wish him all the best as he begins the work of stewarding this country in the months and years ahead."
- "I do hope that starting today, we can begin the process of healing, the process of overcoming the divisions that have been exposed during this campaign. I hope that starting today, we can refocus on the work of forging a partnership with one another to build our common future."
- “We are, first and foremost, Americans. We are, first and foremost, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, who want a better life for ourselves and our families. And the only way of ushering in that better life, the only way of moving forward as a country, is by walking together, hand-in-hand.”
The coverage by mainstream media, while it may have made for clickable headlines, misrepresented Ms. Nooyi’s views.
Thanks again for writing. We hope this further information is helpful.Rejected.
Her remarks about her daughters and all of her employees in morning are pulled out of her butt. That did not happen except in her own fever dream.
Nor were her employees all crying. She is racist herself for her compulsion to point out her imagined straw employees non-white. That's ridiculous. Why would Trump victory make Pepsico employees feel unsafe? They didn't feel unsafe. That didn't happen. Noori is propounding standard liberal accusations that at this point are easily spotted by their sheer vapidity. She did not explain things to her daughters except to poison their minds against Trump, she did not comfort any crying employees, non whites did not ask if they are safe, women did not ask if they are safe, LGBT people were not asking if they are safe, and Noori never thought she'd have to answer those questions because they were never presented to her. She made it all up. All of it. Noori is lying. Flatly. She's lying again to drive her political point. And doing all that along well-worn standard attack lines. And we're quite sick of being battered with delusional and damaging liberal political nonsense. Noori's got a problem, and it isn't Trump.
And now Pepsico deflects to media that they know is no longer trusted by any sensible person. It was they, and not Noori.
You know, those Soda Streams are looking pretty good.
(Incidentally, one of the reviews gives very good advice. Don't shoot more CO2 into it, instead, let your container sit there awhile to absorb more CO2, and this is best done cold. The reviewer said they put the whole unit in the refrigerator so it can sit there up to a half hour. The longer and the cooler then the more carbon dioxide absorption. All that sounds like a very good idea. I've been really enjoying all those lines of flavored water. They're actually a lot better than Pepsi that is quite cloying in comparison, lemon lime, peach, coconut, pineapple, they're all great.)
And when it comes to chips, there are too many fine alternatives to mention. And every one that I've tried is fantastic. I took a few bags of locally produced tortilla chips to a party, an off brand offered at the grocery, chosen because I liked the picture on the package, and someone mentioned, "Hey, where did you get these chips? They're great! And his breath smelled heavily of tortilla chips.