Coca-Cola surreptitiously deletes BLM support language after Cruz calls out group's pro-Hamas stance
"Editing your website is not enough. Americans DEMAND an apology," Cruz wrote on X.
Coca-Cola deleted a paragraph from a 2020 post on its website where it used language supporting Black Lives Matter (BLM) shortly after Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, called the company out for supporting the left-wing activist group that recently showed support for Hamas, the terrorist group that attacked Israel on Oct. 7, killing more than 1,400 Israelis.
The Chicago chapter of BLM received immense backlash after posting a picture of a paraglider with the caption, "I stand with Palestine," shortly after Hamas terrorists paraglided into a music festival in Israel that day and killed hundreds of people in attendance.
The BLM post has since been deleted.
On his podcast, "The Verdict," Cruz called out Coca-Cola and other companies for their support of BLM. A few days later, Coca-Cola, which owns Sprite, deleted a paragraph from a 2020 post on its website where it used language to support the left-wing activist group.
"Earlier this month, Sprite announced a $500,000 contribution to the Black Lives Matter Global Network in a social post committing action in the fight for racial justice. On June 28, the brand debuted a new TV commercial during the 2020 BET Awards telecast showcasing Black America’s resilience, excellence and optimism. The 60-second spot titled ‘Dreams Realized’ emphasizes Sprite’s commitment to making young Black creators’ dreams a reality and to inspire the next generation to do more and dream bigger," a web archive stated, according to Fox News.
The current version of the website no longer has that paragraph.
"On Verdict, we name names and blast corporate America for standing with Marxists who celebrated Hamas's mass murder of Israelis," Cruz wrote on social media earlier this week.
Cruz called Coca-Cola out on X.
"CAUGHT RED-HANDED. @CocaCola deletes its support for BLM," Cruz wrote on social media. "One screenshot is of @CocaCola's website before BLM supported Hamas parachuting into a concert to kill Israeli civilians. The other is from this morning. Editing your website is not enough. Americans DEMAND an apology."