I am sure most of you are familiar with the popular Energy Drink Rockstar, but did you know that the founder, Michael Savage (aka Michael Weiner), is a radical homophobe who has made openly hateful comments about homosexuals, hispanics, Islam and even autistic children? In fact, his comments have been so completely outrageous that the UK has banned him from entering their country for fostering extremism or hatred.
Here are some highlights of comments made by Michael Savage over the past few years:
"Oh, so you're one of those sodomites. You should only get AIDS and die, you pig, how's that? Why don't you see if you can sue me, you pig? You got nothing better to do than to put me down, you piece of garbage. You got nothing better to do today. Go eat a sausage, and choke on it. Get trichinosis. Now do we have another nice caller here who's busy because he didn't have a nice night in the bathhouse who's angry at me today? Put another, put another sodomite on....no more calls? I don't care about these bums; they mean nothing to me. They're all sausages."
Source - Democracy Now!
ON RACISM: Savage has said that he believes that European Americans are being erased from America and that he doesn't believe that a non-white majority would treat a white minority as "fairly as non-whites are treated today."
Source - Media Matters
ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE: On his February 26, 2007 broadcast, Savage commented on Melissa Etheridge's acceptance speech for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards, in which she thanked her long time partner Tammy Lynn Michaels, with whom she has raised two children. He said, "I don't like a woman married to a woman. It makes me want to puke...I want to vomit when I hear it. I think it's child abuse."
Source - Media Matters for America
ON TRANSGENDER: On his March 20, 2007 Savage Nation talk show, he referred to a transgender murder victim as a "freak" and a "psychopath," stating that the victim "should have been in a back ward in a strait jacket for years, howling on major medication... What's this sympathy, constant sympathy for sexually confused people? Why should we have constant sympathy for people who are freaks in every society? I didn't say hurt the freaks. I didn't say do anything to the freaks. But you know what? You're never gonna make me respect the freak. I don't want to respect the freak. The freak ought to be glad that they're allowed to walk around without begging for something."
Source - Wikipedia - Michael Savage
ON MUSLIMS: In April 2006, " Intelligent people, wealthy people... are very depressed by the weakness that America is showing to these psychotics in the Muslim world. They say, "Oh, there's a billion of them." I said, "So, kill 100 million of them; then there'd be 900 million of them." I mean... would you rather us die than them?... Would you rather we disappear or we die? Or would you rather they disappear and they die? Because you're going to have to make that choice sooner rather than later. "
Source - Media Matters for America
General views and thoughts: On the air, he says that Latinos "breed like rabbits." He explains that civil rights are a "racket" that is "used to steal only from the white male -- no one else pays the price." He is worried about "degenerates on the left who want to sell Americans on the idea that homosexuality, bisexuality, trans-sexuality, even sex with animals is normal." He demonizes pot smokers, refers to third-world nations as "turd world nations", and strongly opposes abortion.
In 1996 Savage founded the Paul Revere Society with his son Russell to protest illegal immigration. The organization boasts 4,000 members.
Source - Metro Active
On June 5th, 2006, The Paul Revere Society was stripped of its tax-exempt status by the IRS.
Source - Irs.gov
And Michael isn't the only one on the payroll that has these hateful views. Michael Savage's son, Russ Weiner, Rockstar's CEO, also has a history of anti-LGBT comments. At a Rockstar-sponsored concert last year, Weiner warmed up the crowd by chanting: "Who's heterosexual and proud?! If you aren't, hopefully you will be soon!"
A website called The Truth About Rockstar has exposed the truth about the popular Energy Drink's founder and has even created a petition to boycott Rockstar Energy Drink on the basis that the family behind it openly supports hate and intolerance based on sexual orientation, nationality, religion and gender.
Hopefully this information will make you think twice about purchasing a Rockstar Energy Drink. Spread the truth and drink something different.