Up in Arms Over Nooyi's "Finger"

BW Online readers sound off about the controversial speech by PepsiCo's CFO -- and on the blogstorm that followed

When PepsiCo President and CFO Indra Nooyi compared the U.S. to the middle finger on a hand during a recent speech to Columbia MBA graduates, the analogy set off a firestorm in cyberspace. Conservative bloggers quickly condemned what they perceived as the apparent anti-American implications of her remarks, forcing PepsiCo (PEP ) to run a prominent apology from the senior executive on the home page of its Web site.

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