It’s Superbowl time and all of America knows that one of the best things about this show is the fact that there will be countless commercials shown. I know, that just sounds wrong – don’t we all hate TV ads intruding into our viewing pleasure? We’re not just talking about any other commercial here, though. We’re talking about beefed up ads that are actually interesting and funny.
For PETA, though, this year’s Superbowl is a no go. Although PETA is a friend of controversy, it seems that they might have gone a bit too far this year. At least according to NBC. The PETA ad that was supposed to be shown during the airing of this year’s Superbowl has been banned by NBC due to its overly sexually explicit nature.
What were NBC’s specific complaints about the ad? The Associate Content reports:
PETA promotes a vegetarian lifestyle and this ad depicts attractive, scantily clad models bumping and grinding vegetables, among other sexually suggestive scenes, along with the message that studies show that vegetarians have better sex.
Surely the sexually charged PETA ads wouldn’t mesh well with the Superbowl’s family friendly gridiron action? Many Pittsburgh Steelers fans live in Pennsylvania, which, as anyone who followed the 2008 presidential election knows, is rife with constituents who cling to their religion (and their guns). Seeing sexy models rubbing eggplants, pumpkins and asparagus suggestively on their body may not sit well with the evangelical fans.
Am no prude but somehow, the ad showing sexy models making out with vegetables didn’t entice me at all. Oh yeah, I love vegetables too.
So anyway, if you haven’t seen it yet. Here it is – decide for yourself.