Supermarket furore over Mike Tyson drink

25 January 2013

Former heavyweight world champion Mike Tyson might be facing the greatest battle of his life – and it could be against Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury. If it happens. Which it might. Or might not.

There’s a growing campaign against the Black Energy drink, which hails from Poland but has the ex-boxer and rapist plastered all over it and is stocked by the aforementioned supermarkets.

Of course, there’s the obvious objection that they’re selling goods that are being plugged by a convicted rapist, but throw in the fact that the drink claims to offer ‘sexenergy’ and it all starts to look a bit more unsavoury.

There have been complaints to the supermarkets that are stocking the stuff and Facebook groups and noise from Mumsnet and all that stuff.

Justine Roberts, founder of Mumsnet, said: ‘Lots of Mumsnet users are disappointed that the likes of Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury's are stocking a product endorsed by convicted rapist, Mike Tyson, and would rather that someone who showed little remorse for his behaviour wasn't given the opportunity to cash in on his notoriety.’

The makers of Black Energy are believed to have altered the packaging but references to Tyson remain. Meanwhile none of the three errant supermarkets have announced any plans to remove the drink from their shelves.

Here's Tyson in an ad for the stuff...

29 comments

  • chewbacca
    Some Muppets have got too much time on their hands.
  • Chewbacca
    Like me.
  • chewbacca
    And me.
  • chewbacca
    Don't forget me.
  • Wongaporkpies
    ah mix the stuff with Vodka, and after 6 rounds, you'll be just like him by punching the living fuck out of anything that even looks at you !
  • bah h.
    Load of old tosh, if Mumsnet users are so up in arms about a drink promoted by a convicted rapist then they should stop buying it for their children. I too find alot of things unsavoury but this isn't room 101 and nobody gives a shit about REACTIONARY Fecebook groups. What next? remove copies of the Hangover from shelves? Interested to know why the mums of this world are cruising the energy drinks isle as well as if im being honest 90% of people that i've ever met don't use energy drinks as a supplement to sports.....they use them as a supplement to drugs.
  • Chewbacca
    And me. Great game this! Love all the fucking morons pretending to be someone better (me), just proves they have pathetic tragic lives and they need to be someone else SO bad. Tragic.
  • OoOoooH Y.
    I personally am offended that they can call it BLACK, if there was a drink on the shelves called WHITE it be pulled before it even got to sell a crate due to being racist and discriminating. New range of sweets with a free toy inside coming out soon called 'Suck it and play' made by J S aville
  • Jamie
    Oh, something new I'm supposed to be offended about.
  • Burt r.
    Despite being part of the UK's largest maritime youth charity, the Port Talbot Sea Cadets were in need of some help to renovate their centre at the old docks in Port Talbot.
  • David S.
    This stuff is nicer than Red Bull - and cheaper too.
  • chewbacca
    Would all the cunts who are trying to impersonate me STOP IT! I am the original kiddy fiddler do not accept impersonators.
  • Chewbacca
    @chewbacca Fucking moron!
  • TheRealChewbacca
    Fuck the lot of you!
  • chewBacca
    I am a cunt, sorry everyone.
  • Han S.
    Let the wookiee win...
  • Expendable B.
    Fuck Mumsnet. I'm normally all for hippy-dippy liberal lefty shit, but Mumsnet is an odious and reactive enclave of selfish, cloying little bastards who think that their ability to be single-mindedly devoted to the raising of pampered, middle-class fuckers is something to be lauded and protected, rather than pitied and scorned. As for Mike Tyson, well, he seems a reformed character nowadays. And he still needs to make money to survive. And the fact that his qualifications are "Face-puncher with a history of outrageous behaviour" kinda suggests a nice office job or even a role at McD's are out of the question. So fuck that bunch of privileged middle-class twatbuckets for trying to clamp down on a fellow who's just trying to make a living.
  • Chewbacca
    Anyone found to be impersonating such a star as myself should hang their heads in shame it takes a very particular type of cunt to come up with the type of bollocks I do day after day......
  • Shadow
    Chew this...
  • The C.
    I once managed to force three fingers up arse! I celebrated this momentous experience by buying myself a fruit corner and visiting the local car wash.
  • Chewbacca
    @The real Chewbacca Any further attempts at impersonation by yourself will end in legal action.
  • jokester
    Mike Tyson is a sick cunt that should be locked away for good. Preferably chained down so that other sick perverts can take turns on him. No matter how you look at it, somebody that rapes people and bites people's ears off needs to be locked away or preferably executed. And the Hangover would have been better without the rapist in it.
  • The C.
    Right that does it - I'm suing myself for being a self-righteous humourless prick.
  • LancerVancer
    So all this uproar and nobody gives a shite about the BBC taking license money for years and giving it to the pedo club of Great Britain. flex wit da 'erb an chill wit da weed.
  • The C.
    Its just a great big bag of bread....
  • Chewbacca
    What a bunch of cunts you are! I maybe forced into going back to the main HotDeals site to spout my words of wisdom in the future..
  • chewbacca
    Wow, what a bunch of unoriginal pricks.
  • chewbacca
    You're all pricks I tell you! It takes years of constant masturbation to come up with such insightful post's.....I am the one and only chewbacca.
  • Al S.
    Welshs Rape Juice

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