Friday, July 25, 2008

Mars Inc. pulls controversial ad

HRC reports:
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation... learned today that Mars Inc. will pull a controversial television advertisement for Snickers following communication between the HRC Workplace Project and Mars, the parent company. The ad features a man whose appearance and actions – speed walking in an exaggerated manner – conjure up stereotypes of gay men. The man is then ridiculed by Mr. T who appears shooting Snickers bars out of a gun and admonishing the jogger to be a "real man." READ MORE