That toke Michael Phelps took may turn out to be the world’s most expensive, as Kellogg’s has dropped its sponsorship deal with the Olympic champion. Radley Balko, as he is wont to do, masterfully exposes the cereal company’s sheer hypocrisy:
This would be the same company that for decades has been encouraging children to start the day by inhaling sugar by the spoonful. It’s also the company that still proudly bears the name of the man who advocated yogurt enemas and pouring carbolic acid on the clitoris to prevent women from experiencing sexual pleasure.
Yes, it would be a shame to see a 14-time gold medalist’s bong hit tarnish the company’s image.
I would also add that many cases of the munchies have undoubtedly been satisfied over the years by a heaping bowl of Frosted Flakes.
The only thing that disappoints me about Michael Phelps is that he punked out and apologized. How awesome would it have been if he would have said, “Apologize for what? It’s frigging pot! Who cares? Why don’t you people get a life?”