Comments on: Kellogg drops Phelps after photos http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/06/kellogg-drops-phelps-after-photos/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: jeff aquilon http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/06/kellogg-drops-phelps-after-photos/#comment-356535 Thu, 12 Mar 2009 22:58:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14474#comment-356535 The thing is, obviously the AOL subscribers who have commented about this incident with Michael Phelps don’t understand business and endorsement ethics.This was a very serious breach of contract regardless of how young Michael is.When you sign a contract to represent a brand® you have an obligation to look outfor the interests of the payee above your own by keeping your personal behavior within the bounds of the law and moral standard. By allowing himself the freedom to participate in the Bong Photo and activity he disrespected his Agents, his Sponsors, the USOC and himself most importantly. There is no reason why we should not expect our Heros and Icons to behave with wisdom, knowledge and good sense, if we trust them with millions of dollars and the dreams of our own children! He had been warned previously with his DUI in 2004 after returning from Athens, Greece, that was his wake up call; He chose to ignore it. Everyone should wake up and take notice. America needs to protect integrity and honor. Simply put Michael Phelps did not honor his word and actions by risking some much for so little. “To whom much is given much is expected.”

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By: Tree http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/06/kellogg-drops-phelps-after-photos/#comment-355874 Tue, 10 Feb 2009 00:33:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14474#comment-355874 “In many people marijuana leads to other drugs including cocaine and other hard drugs. ”

What a completely ignorant and fear-based comment, not to mention it is just an antiquated way of thinking. Marijuana is much less harmful than alcohol or tobacco, which of course are legal drugs. But all you fearful and intolerant republicans can keep your conservative thoughts. As someone else said, it is a new day and the old ways of thinking have got to change….and they will!

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By: DSC GOURMET http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/06/kellogg-drops-phelps-after-photos/#comment-355850 Sun, 08 Feb 2009 22:32:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14474#comment-355850 He’s young, he’s human and he’ll make mistakes…He’s certainly learnt something from all this and I hope it is to watch his back because someone in his group is so jelous of him that he would resort to releasing the photo. People should give him a break!!!

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By: RICHIE http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/06/kellogg-drops-phelps-after-photos/#comment-355832 Sat, 07 Feb 2009 18:59:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14474#comment-355832 everybody dabbles with drugs in college, it’s part of growing up, people shouldn’t hold this agianst phelps, besides weed isn’t a performance enhancing drug. if he took steroids than it would be problem, but he didn’t so lets move on.

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By: Michael Valentne http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/06/kellogg-drops-phelps-after-photos/#comment-355831 Sat, 07 Feb 2009 18:14:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14474#comment-355831 Gee are people upset just because the kid smoked a bong? Or are they upset because a pot smoker won eight gold in this past Olympics?

You see pot isn’t that big a deal. Not nearly as dangerous as drinking or talking on a cell phone while driving. Never mind drinking and driving while talking on the phone.

So you see kids you don’t really need to eat your Wheaties to win the gold. But a toke or two of Acapulco gold may not hurt, just don’t let it take your life over.

Be like Mike, work hard and keep the party in prospective.

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By: a http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/06/kellogg-drops-phelps-after-photos/#comment-355820 Sat, 07 Feb 2009 02:42:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14474#comment-355820 I think it’s right Kellogg pulled him. He lead millions of youth and they also need to know there are consequences to our behavior. It would be wrong for him to not have any consequences. Where are the parents..jeez.

I don’t care how much “fun” you might think you are having..

Since when is it okay to do drugs. B/C people like to party. I’m not judging him, but it’s okay to do drugs if there “light” drugs? In many people marijuana leads to other drugs including cocaine and other hard drugs. MPhelps is playing with fire…sorry to “rain” on everybody’s partying potsmoking parade. I think Micheal should be forgiven, but if he keeps messing around and he could blow it. Who wants to see an ex-sports star, high and drugged out all the time. ‘GET YO SELF TOGETHER’ you are 23 not 13.

and leave the drugs and alcohol alone….

maybe he should to a PSA for kids..

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By: Eric http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/06/kellogg-drops-phelps-after-photos/#comment-355817 Fri, 06 Feb 2009 23:15:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14474#comment-355817 My wife and I will Boycot Kellogg, and not buy their food for our 4 children.
Its a new world guys, the old generation is dying, even George W did drugs, I don’t, but I did when I was young and would never hold it against anyone. Get over it Kellogg, keep selling to people older than my demographic of 100+K 4 kids and 43 years old!

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By: Rob http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/06/kellogg-drops-phelps-after-photos/#comment-355814 Fri, 06 Feb 2009 22:55:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14474#comment-355814 Mr.Phelps’ agent should head over to Frito-Lay and negotiate a deal and marketing campaign around the “munchies”. Turn the lemons into lemonade…it’s the American Way!

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By: pearl http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/06/kellogg-drops-phelps-after-photos/#comment-355812 Fri, 06 Feb 2009 22:46:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14474#comment-355812 Please do boycott Kellogg’s, and I will cheerfully chow down all Your absentee Frosted Flakes!

NOBODY BUT NOBODY turns their back on Tony the Tiger! Self-righteous nerds. :(

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By: fairgame http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/06/kellogg-drops-phelps-after-photos/#comment-355810 Fri, 06 Feb 2009 21:31:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14474#comment-355810 He should be stripped of all the 8 gold medals!

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