Rockstar Energy Drink: Hate in a Can

Whenever you buy a can of Rockstar Energy Drink you’re putting money in the pocket of a man who says this about gays:

When you hear “human rights,” think only one thing: someone who wants to rape your son. And you’ll get it just right. OK, you got it, right? When you hear “human rights,” think only someone who wants to molest your son, and send you to jail if you defend him.

You’ll recognize these words from ultraconservative shock jock Michael Savage, whose real name is Michael Weiner. (It’s easy to see why he adopted a pseudonym.) Back in 2003, the Savage Weiner was fired from a blessedly brief gig at MSNBC when he told a caller to “get AIDS and die.”

Not content with smearing LGBT Americans, Savage sometimes directs his vitriol toward children with disabilities: You know what autism is? I’ll tell you what autism is. In 99 percent of the cases, it’s a brat who hasn’t been told to cut the act out. That’s what autism is!

Savage/Weiner is co-founder and part-owner of Rockstar Energy Drink. His son, Russell Goldencloud Weiner – yes, I said “Goldencloud” – is CEO of the beverage company and architect of a militia-esque group called The Paul Revere Society. (Russell once warmed up a rock concert crowd by screeching: “Who’s heterosexual and proud? If you’re not, hopefully you will be soon.”)

Wife and mom Janet Weiner is Chief Financial Officer of Rockstar, keeping it all in the family. She calls San Francisco a “filthy, drug-ridden vermin city.” (Charming woman. That faded Courtney Love look is so chic.)

Michael Jones, Communications Director of the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School, writes on Bilerico Project: Russell Weiner, as CEO of Rockstar, makes a boatload of money off the beverage. Do you like your money going to a family that champions hate? Do you want your money going to a man who says that autism is a made up disease? To a man who says that all LGBT people are sodomites who deserve to get AIDS? If the answer is no, then don’t buy Rockstar Energy Drink. And if you see a club – especially an LGBT club – serving it, please say something to the management.

Just passing along the message. Be sure and tell all your friends.

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