Honey Maid Combats Trash Talk with #WholesomeQuotes

May 12, 2014 | By Brent Almond | DESIGN STUFF

The Internet isn’t known for its wholesomeness. Sure, there are bright spots here and there ā€” but it’s also ground zero for crazy people to hurl their unfiltered opinions. These come in all flavors, with the most popular being racism, homophobia, misogyny and the always-popular hatred.

Recently I praised Honey Maid’s “This Is Wholesome” campaign for including same-sex parents in their TV ad. While I had many positive comments, I also received more negative, hateful and idiotic responses than any other time prior. Who knew graham crackers were such a hot button issue?

Here are just a few of the “greatest hits”…

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I’m just one blogger who posted one article. Now imagine the amount of negative feedback Honey Maid must have gotten. Granted, they (and I) got TONS of supportive feedback and all manner of love. But still, nobody likes to read this kind of stuff ā€” whether you’re a dad who likes to write about his kid or a large corporation who makes yummy snack crackers.

So how’d you like to help up the wholesomeness quotient of the Internet? Honey Maid is sponsoring a contest to do just that!

Honey Maid’s #WholesomeQuotes Contest

All you have to do is submit the cutest, cleverest, most adorable thing your kid has said, and you could have that quote immortalized in needlepoint!

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Visit Honey Maid’s Facebook page and post your quote in the comments, or Tweet it to them. In either case, be sure to include the hashtag #WholesomeQuotes!

27 Grand Prize winners will receive a physical needlepoint displaying your child’s winning quote. 300 First Prize winners will have their quotes turned into digital needlepoint and displayed on Honey Maid’s Facebook page.

But hurry, the contest ends this Friday, May 16!

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One of my favorites so far…

Read the full contest rules.

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9 responses to “Honey Maid Combats Trash Talk with #WholesomeQuotes”

  1. Charlie says:

    I am so sorry that you have to deal with these types of people, though the lady yelling that science supports her homophobia made me giggle. She never cites her source, and as a social scientist who specializes in queer studies, I have 3 EMPIRICAL panel studies that were published in peer-reviewed journals sitting on my desk at this moment that say the exact opposite: children of same-sex couples are just as normally adjusted, and many times possess a higher self-esteem level than, children of heterosexual couples. The only “report” to every say differently was the University of Texas report that was proven to be completely fabricated by a “scholar” who accepted bribes and has since been stripped of his credentials.

    The problem with people like that woman saying that the science is with her is that eventually, they meet someone who actually knows the science and has the pin of truth to pop their little hate bubbles.

    • Brent Almond says:

      So nice to have an expert weighing in! Thank you! šŸ™‚

      BTW, I didn’t see any typos, unless it was a comma or something. Besides, did you read all those comments? They must have been using a Nook ā€” but typing with their eyes closed.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Charlie says:

    Ugh, sorry for all the typos! #NookTypingIsHard

  3. Teri Taylor says:

    This makes me physically sick. And not just for you but for everyone that doesn’t have a “natural” family, and single parents that have had to raise a child on their own. There is no way anyone will ever convince me that my child would have been better off with her “father” in her life. And I think she’s grown into a pretty awesome kid. And that crazy, smart, adorable child of yours is going to grow into an awesome man someday also. Love you cuz.

    • Brent Almond says:

      P is one of the best ā€” ya done good. Screw the crazies who spew hate from behind their monitors.

      And fingers crossed on my crazy/smart/adorable one. šŸ˜‰

      Love you, too!

  4. Sara says:

    To me, who cares if you are gay/straight/bi, etc. I really don’t care who you sleep with and it’s none of my business. My business is are you able to raise your child in a healthy, loving, nurturing and protective environment? If yes, then great! If no, than you have work to do (no matter what your sexual orientation is).

    Also, the same passage of bible that states that homosexuality is evil is the same one that says divorced women need to be stoned. So do those who do not agree with homosexuality not agree with divorce?

    • Brent Almond says:


      Thanks for your comment. And yeah, the inconsistencies of those who take the Bible “literally” are legion. For them, I think it boils down to “gay sex is icky.”


  5. Those comments are just ignorant and say more about the people writing them than anything else. I’m appalled that people who even type some of that stuff though and I’m sorry!

    • Brent Almond says:

      EXACTLY! Sometimes I like to share stuff like this just to expose the ridiculousness of them. And to remind myself that there’s still a ways to go…
      Thanks for stopping by! šŸ™‚

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