Miller Brewing, under pressure from the Catholic League, sent a letter of apology to Archbishop Dolan and Archbishop Niederauer for the artwork promoting the Folsom Fair. That pressure only increased when Wisconsin's own Jessica McBride, questioned the presence of minors at the homosexual bondage celebration.
The good news is, purely from a comedy perspective, it appears Miller is going to continue to sponsor the festival.
The company said in a statement it has received assurances from its local distributor in San Francisco and from Folsom Street Events that future marketing materials and other activities will fully comply with Miller’s marketing policies and procedures.Now that Jazwiec is leaving town I was afraid we might lose all of our comedic material around here.
“We deeply regret that we did not adhere to our own policies with regard to the Folsom Street Fair,” said Miller Senior Vice President Nehl Horton in the statement. “We apologize to everyone we offended as a result. We hope people will forgive us for this serious error and have confidence we will not repeat it.”
Oh yeah, like that's going to happen.