I’m sure many of you remember Mike Melgaard, he was the man behind the fantastic fake Target help desk Facebook account, which trolled those complaining and threatening to boycott the company over their announcement of gender-neutral toy aisles.
Now, he is back again with his hilarious antics, as he as set up a fake Doritos account to troll those upset by the rainbow Doritos. The new rainbow Doritos are part of the It Gets Better Project, which is a campaign focused on providing support for LGBT youth, and helps prevent suicides among LGBT teenagers.
Sounds like a great cause, right? And yet, enough people were upset for Mike to return, and he has shared some of the better exchanges with the world.
Mike spoke about the events with the Huffington Post, saying: “I think many find [these posts] so appealing because I’m just openly calling this nonsense out for what it is. It’s amazing how many people are just waiting for the one person to come along and really say what everyone already wants to say. And, to top it off, there are those who really believe I’m a real help-desk person! I mean, it’s hilarious when you have a full out conversation with Dora and she ends it with, ‘Stop Deflecting, Doritos.’ I’m still laughing over that one. People love humor; or to quote 95 percent of Tinder profiles, ‘I love to laugh and have a good time!’ I just hope that my funny antics allow for people to get a glimpse at the serious side of this.”
Mike finished up by saying: “At the end of the day, I want everyone to see the whole picture. Frito-Lay decided on an idea that would allow for anyone to voluntarily donate to a charity which specializes in suicide amongst the LGBT youth. Why is this important? It’s important because suicide is one of the leading causes of death for these young people. They’re literally killing themselves because they feel rejected and unwanted.”
“The only ‘agenda’ taking place here is to prevent people from taking their own lives. When I break it down like this, I get this sick feeling in my stomach. I find it absolutely heartbreaking that these people are so narrow-minded and unaccepting of others’ views that they mistake everything as a personal attack on how they feel the world should be. I like to believe that what I am doing is productive partly because it sheds light on this type of thinking and how foolish it is. If I get even just one of these people to re-think their position, then in my eyes, I have done something good for the world.”