More than 8,500 people have signed a petition launched by the conservative protest group One Million Moms to ban a Kit Kat ad because it apparently reminded them of “male genitalia.”
The group complained that a 15-second ad for the candy bar set to Missy Elliott’s “Work It” was “tasteless” and “inappropriate.”
“KIT KAT has launched a tasteless marketing campaign full of sexual innuendos,” the petition said. “The inappropriate song playing in this commercial is called ‘Work It’ by artist Missy Elliott and has no place in a candy bar commercial. This song is about sex, and the lyrics are extremely offensive. The song includes a word for male genitalia that is bleeped out by an elephant trumpet: ‘If ya got a big (phrrrrr), let me search it.’ Everyone knows children repeat what they hear.”
“The focus of the commercial is the sexual message and not the product itself. The advertisement shows an unwrapped candy bar and briefly includes their logo at the end, but not once is KIT KAT audibly mentioned during their irresponsible commercial,” the petition read. “Please sign our petition urging KIT KAT to put a stop to inappropriate marketing campaigns and cancel this ‘Reverse Break’ commercial immediately.”
Conservative moms are also mad at toilet paper and Walmart:
The group appears to be triggered largely by commercials, including those for Cottonelle toilet paper and Walmart.
“Cottonelle’s commercials have gone down the toilet (pun intended). The list of inappropriate commercials has begun to grow almost to the point that there are too many to list here,” said one petition, that had nearly 11,000 signatures. “Cottonelle’s newest advertising campaign ‘Down There Care: Meet His Parents,’ has turned off many of its conservative customers. The ad features a homosexual couple and suggests one should ‘feel like the kind of guy you can take home to mother’ when meeting the parents.”
Another petition complains about Walmart using a gay couple in an ad.
“Walmart recently posted a video ad on its Facebook page of two homosexuals on a blind date. Unfortunately, the retail giant has decided to cave and be politically correct instead of remaining neutral on controversial issues. Founder, Sam Walton, would have never approved of this decision to promote the homosexual agenda,” said the petition, which had more than 17,000 signatures. “If this video ad offends you, please take action today. Even if you do not use Facebook, their method of advertising glamorizing the homosexual lifestyle still affects you if you support the company by shopping at any of their Walmart and Sam’s Club stores or online platforms.”