Jamba Juice Responds


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 was once given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. Formerly of The Rumpus and McSweeney’s and most recently the founding editor of BuzzFeed Books, Isaac is now the co-host of BuzzFeed News’ Twitter Morning Show, #AMtoDM. He also appears frequently on The Today Show to talk books, and is co-author of Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them and Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos (with Recipes) (winner of an IACP award), and the author of a YA novel and picture book forthcoming from Bloomsbury. He uses Twitter. More from this author →