The CEO of the popular Rockstar energy drink announced he would donate $100,000 to LGBT Organizations. This donation comes to three LGBT organizations among other support for their LGBT employees. This all comes after they threatened to sue the Bilerico project and Change.org but changed their mind to a better PR tactic. This we welcome!
It turns out that Rockstar Energy Drink CEO Russell Weiner announced that the beverage company will expand its LGBTsupport but it seems to have all happened after this. It took blogs calling him out that his dad was Michael Savage. I guess he changed his name to distance himself from his dads far right-wing nut job views? Who knows but we do know that “the Weiner” did donate to Gavin Newsoms campaign in San Francisco so hey thats a good thing. But anything remotely connected to Michael Savage scares the tards out of me. It all comes down to the fact they are both running a business and have to do what they can to keep the business running but Michael Savage could do some good in the world and spread love instead of hate.
The problem is that the CFO of Rockstar is Michael Savage who preaches hate on his radio shows against almost anyone that is not him. Will the sale of a Rockstar benefit his pocket book and keep his mouth open or can we shut it by stuffing more money down his throat. It would be like buying eggs and finding out that Sally Kerns is benefiting somehow from it. I would immediately quit buying eggs or even looking at them thinking I might catch her right wing nut job disease.
More and more gays and lesbians are falling addicted to the Rockstar energy drink just as we did with Redbull and others since the first energy drink Jolt Cola was introduced. While these drinks are not exactly healty or the best things to mix with alcohol the gay community has been one of the biggest customers. Energy drinks the hottest seller inside nightclubs taking over sales of water in some cases. They are the drug we need to dance and stay alert when driving back home but most of all these drinks are the drug to keep us focused during the day that has replaced coffee and tea in some cases. Of course, coffee and tea are much healthier.
Some alternatives to Rockstar are Redbull and other energy drinks that are displayed at gay pride parades. It is always best to buy the drink you think is the healthiest first of all with less sugar and cancer causing ingredients. Be careful because the sugar free drinks they claim normally contain a sugar that is not really sugar-free but a replacement such as Splenda or aspartame. The aspartame is found in sugar-free redbull. Why on earth they have to sweeten everything is beyond me.. or at least make it Agave nectar which is better for our health.
If you insist on consuming energy drinks, there are options. Coca-Cola (who repeatedly scores 100% on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index), for instance, makes Full Throttle and Tab Energy. But check the ingredients!
Bottom line is to buy a drink that is healthy or support a drink that sponsors our events. Red bull at least sponsors events and circuit parties across the nation. If a drink does not have health benefits or support GLBT causes in any way then run from it.