A Kellogg's representative
Their response however was rather astonishing. Here it is in full:
Thank you for bringing this to our attention Meemalee. You've given our entire office a huge laugh today. Very funny stuff.Who'da thunk it? A corporation with a sense of humour, or at least a damn fine press office.
There were literally tears of laughter from all of us sitting here in our cowboy boots and underpants.
Sometimes you can do nothing but hold your hands up... This would be one of those occasions.
I promise you though, it is safe to try the free samples... with or without a moustache.
Even more surprisingly, this appeared on Kellogg's official UK Twitter page:
Despite their good humour, I was still unconvinced they wouldn't send a ninja death squad to hunt me down, so I tweeted back the following:
ellipsis slightly disconcerting:
Anyway, despite this impressive response, Kellogg's still haven't explained how such an egregious advertising fail managed to slip through the net in the first place.
Some have suggested that this was a cryptic marketing ploy - and perhaps I have played right into their hands by bringing it to light.
However, I find it hard to believe that Kellogg's deliberately released such subtle bawdy images in the hope that someone mad enough (ie me) would notice and publicise it for them.
More to the point, would Kellogg's ever dare to stray so far from their illustrious founder's heartfelt beliefs?
At any rate, I bet Dr Kellogg is spinning in his grave right about now.
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