Jamba Juice Responds

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Get Your War On and My New Fighting Technique Is Unstoppable creator David Rees has been ripped off in a major way by Jamba Juice’s latest ad campaign. To read our earlier posts on the matter, click here and here.

Artist/cartoonist/hero David Rees’ campaign against Jamba Juice (which motivated some brave fans to protest outside of Jamba’s HQ) has caught the attention of the corporate juicers, and they’ve issued the following statement:

Jamba Juice would like to expressly communicate that the Summer Bliss promotion was not intended to imply any affiliation with Mr. Rees, Mr. Rees’ endorsement of Jamba Juice and its products,or Jamba Juice’s endorsement of Mr. Rees’ work.

Rees’ response?

Guys, I’m disappointed that Jamba Juice didn’t endorse my work. What if they had? What if the statement had read, “This was not intended to imply Mr. Rees’ endorsement of Jamba Juice, but it WAS intended to imply Jamba Juice’s endorsement of Mr. Rees’ work. GEORGE W. BUSH IS A WAR CRIMINAL!!! Also, Jamba Juice would like to say, ‘Everybody stop listening to Thomas Friedman!’ and ‘America’s love affair with capitalism will end in FLAMES!’ Jamba Juice stands with David Rees against the tyranny of American hegemony!!! Fuck our shareholders … their wealth is built upon a pile of bones!!!”

That would have been an exciting corporate statement.

Rees continues to take his revenge by encouraging the masses to drink wine, aka “juice for grown-ups,” while also fact checking whether or not “Jamba” is actually Swahili for “fart.”


Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and been given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. He has also written for The Bold Italic, McSweeney's, Mother Jones, and The San Francisco Chronicle. He is a co-owner of The Rumpus. Follow him on Twitter. More from this author →