A recent advertisement posted on Dr. Pepper’s Facebook page has caused quite a stir among Creationists, according to Time. The ad, which is called the “Evolution of Flavor,” depicts a monkey becoming a man after discovering a bottle of Dr. Pepper. Harmless, right? Christian Creationists don’t seem to think so, and have threatened to boycott the carbonated beverage until the offending ad has been removed.
Although most folks would look at the ad as nothing more than an amusing way for Coca-Cola to pimp their product to consumers, others have taken the “Evolution of Flavor” campaign as a sign that the company supports the scientific theory of evolution. In order to let the manufacturers of Dr. Pepper know where they stand on the matter, customers left several angry comments on the Facebook page.
According to Perez Hilton, some users are swearing off the beverage for good. “I ain’t no freaking chimp. No more Dr Pepper for my household. God Bless y’all,” one individual wrote.
“The day your faith is shaken by a Dr. Pepper ad is the day you should probably start reconsidering your faith,” another person opined.
Not surprisingly, it didn’t take very long for the comment section beneath the aforementioned advertisement to become a full-on debate. While some individuals were satisfied with delivering simple snark, others took the matter quite seriously.
“For most of those among us with science and/or biology degrees, there is no debate whether or not evolution occurred. The alternative to evolution is creation science, which doesn’t hold up to peer review. It’s not real science. Why are we still having this debate?” one individual wrote.
“Dr. Pepper supports the reality of evolution, and Coke supports gay rights. Now THIS is going to make for some hard decisions. Guess I’m gonna be mixing Coke and Dr. Pepper from now on,” a disgruntled soda consumer explained.
As of this writing, over 4,500 people have commented on Dr. Pepper’s advertisement, which has also received 27,000 likes. Do you think the “Evolution of Flavor” ad is offensive to Creationists?