Snoop Dogg is promoting a new drink that is scheduled to go on sale next week. It is made by Pabst and is a fruit flavored drink. Oh, and it also has 12% alcohol. It is probably not something I will enjoy, but for testing purposes will probably have a bottle or two. You know, research. People are already complaining about the drink and are trying to get it banned because they think kids will confuse it with juice. Yeah, and tequila looks like water. Unless of course you go for the gold and then it looks like ginger ale or possibly urine and I don't see kids begging mom to have a glass of pee. Yes, I can understand why kids would go into the store and think it might be juice. So, they open up the door and bring it to the counter and then hopefully the underpaid minimum wage guy behind the counter knows it is booze and asks for i.d.
I don't see how this is any different from any other juice looking adult beverage. No one makes a big deal about any of those. I do wonder though if because Snoop is the one marketing it that people have a problem with that. I think critics should be spending their time talking about something else like how energy drinks can be bought by four year olds but no one says anything. Oh, or how they can buy junk food like pies and candy which will make them possibly obese like yours truly. Focus on those things and not something that has an age restriction. As for the argument that it is trying to get kids drinking at a younger age, there were none of these things available when I was a kid, but it did not stop me from underage drinking. Hell, I remember when there were no liquor ads on tv but it did not stop me from buying booze or at least trying to at every opportunity. What I think all these people should do is go and drink six or seven of these bottles, relax, go to a karaoke bar and sing Gin And Juice.