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Old 11-24-2008, 08:53 PM
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OK, now I know what I'm about to talk about is probably all stuff you know, but this is all new to me and my friend was explaining it to me today. So, my question is: Is it true that Marlboro is a "KKK cigarette"?

My friend pointed out something about the two horses with the crowns on the pack of marlboros. He said that if you look carefully, you can see two hooded klansmen carrying a banner or something like that. I personally have not been able to catch it, but my friend swears that he sees it
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i'm lookin at the marlboro pack over and over again and nowhere on the marlboro pack can i see that...what was your friend smoking when he saw that image on the pack of cigarettes? LOL
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You know ive been staring at this packet for 20 minutes now and i can not see it i think he may have been smoking something else hahaha
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Even if Marlboro was in any way affiliated with them, I highly doubt that they would display their alliance on the front of the pack. I call BS.
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Originally Posted by CamelMan324 View Post
OK, now I know what I'm about to talk about is probably all stuff you know, but this is all new to me and my friend was explaining it to me today. So, my question is: Is it true that Marlboro is a "KKK cigarette"?

My friend pointed out something about the two horses with the crowns on the pack of marlboros. He said that if you look carefully, you can see two hooded klansmen carrying a banner or something like that. I personally have not been able to catch it, but my friend swears that he sees it
I hope your friend was joking. I can't imagine Marlboros being connected with the KKK. Although it's true Marlboro is the most popular brand for White smokers.....Marb Reds and Marb Lights in particular.

I hope if any KKK membas smoke, they actually smoke Marlboro. lol
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Originally Posted by CamelMan324 View Post
He said that if you look carefully, you can see two hooded klansmen carrying a banner or something like that. I can't imagine Marlboros being connected with the KKK.
I can imagine Philip Morris being connected with them. I can imagine the "K" being started by people at PM but, when I look at a pack of Marlboros, I can see your intolerant friend being beat down like a seal pup by black people wearing hoods
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:07 PM
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This rumor is an old one and has to do with the ‘subliminal’ three K’s on the pack itself. The chevroning on the white background that forms two jutting arms of the capital letter “k” when the pack is tipped on the side. This appears on three surfaces of the pack (front, back and one of the sides) so people assume this could read as 3 K’s resulting in a huge stretch to think Marlboro was ever involved in the KKK.
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Originally Posted by CamelMan324 View Post
OK, now I know what I'm about to talk about is probably all stuff you know, but this is all new to me and my friend was explaining it to me today. So, my question is: Is it true that Marlboro is a "KKK cigarette"?

My friend pointed out something about the two horses with the crowns on the pack of marlboros. He said that if you look carefully, you can see two hooded klansmen carrying a banner or something like that. I personally have not been able to catch it, but my friend swears that he sees it
I'm a fan of Marlboro as well, and recently one of my elders saw me smoking on the golf course one day. He saw me smoking Marlboro then he said, "Since you're smoking Marlboro, did you know that there are 3 K's on the pack." - The front, the back, and on the bottom side of the pack. "Did you know that one of the original designers back in the 90's was part of the KKK. He was a big fan of Marlboro and he's into his 60's, a very experienced smoker. "A lot of people smoke it Marlboro, but very little people know about the history." So next time when you pick up a Marlboro pack, take a look at the 3k's, then you will realize it's not a subliminal message at all, the inconvenient truth is out there.
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It's definitely something the media wouldn't publicize about or want you to know, but I think it's something all Marlboro fans deserve to know. The inconvenient truth.
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Reminds me of the image of a woman you can see on a pack of Camels.

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