Taco Bell was just the beginning!
Yesterday GM pulled their Chevy Volt ads from Skins, MTV’s controversial teen sex show. Today Wrigleys gum and H&R Block followed suit, reports TMZ.
The Parents Television Council has spearheaded the anti-Skins campaign, threatening to boycott advertisers and demanding the Department of Justice investigate the whether the show violates child pornography laws or not. PTC President Tim Winter said yesterday, in a press release:
“Every single advertiser who sponsored the premiere episode of ‘Skins’ is not only endorsing, but glorifying teen drug and alcohol abuse, not to mention a plethora of baseless sexual content. The following companies and brand names can rest assured that they will be hearing from PTC about their decision to sponsor the program: Schick Hydro, H&R Block, L’Oreal, Subway, Foot Locker, Orbit chewing gum and Extra chewing gum. We sincerely hope these advertisers will agree that the content in ‘Skins’ is harmful to their corporate image.”
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