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Posted on Jan 29, 2009 in Activism, News, Random, Uncategorized

NBC bans PETA Super Bowl ad. Is it too sexy?

It looks like the executives at NBC have deemed that the Super Bowl ad created by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), titled “Veggie Love,” was just too risque for its viewers.

Here is the video. You be the judge, is it too sexy?:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wDE9XpmDHE[/youtube]

I’ve had a variety of opinions on this one, but after thinking about it for awhile, I’m set with the opinion that this ad is a bit over the top, even with every Super Bowl advertiser competing for the best ads. With that being said, I’m pretty sure that I’ve seen worse things than this on Saturday Night Live (also on NBC), but that’s amongst an audience that is expecting situations that are crude and/or questionable.

But let’s be realistic, I’m pretty sure that PETA knew this would happen in advance and are just milking (or soying?) the free media. Even though I wouldn’t call myself a PETA supporter, I think it’s a great marketing move.

Besides, if they really wanted to take things over the edge, they could have gotten even more creative with the vegetables.

Oh, ads like these:


‘Veggie Love': PETA’s Banned Super Bowl Ad

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‘Veggie Love': PETA’s Banned Super Bowl Ad

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‘Veggie Love': PETA’s Banned Super Bowl Ad

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‘Veggie Love': PETA’s Banned Super Bowl Ad

Anyone think the right will ever have any organizations like this? I know they’ve had a great deal of success with this style of marketing with the Conservative Party in the UK, but I guess we’re too puritanical to try it here.