Mr T Snickers ad pulled for being off...

Mr T Snickers ad pulled for being offensive to gay people.

There are 1 comment on the OhNoTheyDidnt story from Jul 28, 2008, titled Mr T Snickers ad pulled for being offensive to gay people.. In it, OhNoTheyDidnt reports that:

Mars has pulled a UK TV ad for Snickers featuring Mr T harassing a speed walker for being a "disgrace to the man race" after US complaints that it was offensive to gay people.

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Running Man

Berlin, CT

#1 Jul 28, 2008
As a lifelong runner, when I saw this commercial, I simply thought, "oh, this guy is a just one of those jogger types, and not a serious runner". Somehow someone in the gay community was "looking" hard for something to complain about, and put a big SPIN on this advertisement, making it seem like it was poking fun at gays. Football is about the most "macho type" sport on earth; why don't they make some claim that "football makes fun of gays." This commercial was nothing short of just funny.
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I sent a note on the internet to tell Mars that I'm going to boycott their products, because like so many companies these days, they are lying down and playing door-mat to any group that whimpers about somehow being offended.
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Here is the link where you can tell Mars what you think about playing "door-mat" to these groups.
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http://www.snickers.com/contact.asp
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