Skip to comments.Heinz pulls mayonnaise ad over gay kiss furore
Posted on 06/24/2008 7:55:22 AM PDT by vimto
A mayonnaise ad that shows two men kissing has been withdrawn from television after 200 viewers complained that it was offensive. Heinz, which makes the New York Deli Mayo featured in the commercial, pulled the advertisement less than a week into its expected five week run, in response to the criticism. Viewers told the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) that the ad was inappropriate and unsuitable for children to see. The ASA has not yet decided whether to launch an investigation. snip..... It is understood that the commercial was not shown during children's television programming, because of new rules from Ofcom that restrict ads for products high in fat, salt and sugar.
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I'm glad I wasn't the only one who got that ad -- and the humor.
I thought it was pretty funny too.
However, I guess reasonable people may differ on this.
I've noticed that too and it's really starting to make me re-evaluate my watching that show.
Another show, House Hunters, is showing way too many gay couples. My little girl walked in the room where HH was in New Orleans. Two female Drs. were looking for a home to buy. She asked me if they were men or women, I told her it was two sisters and they wanted to keep their hair short because they were Drs. and it wouldn't get in their way.
Get this, the Drs. said they were moving to NO to help the poor people, to be closer to those who needed their help. HH took them in a neighborhood and the Drs. said it looked like a dangerous place to live. They wanted nothing to do with that area.
Liberal hypocrisy on parade. Lol
Consider too that this was made in the home country of Monty Python.
Oh, I’m a lumberjack and I’m okay...
Heinz Deli Mayo ‘Mum’
The fools that attempt to perpetrate this sort of garbage on us are so insulated from reality, so caught up in their little elitist worlds, they actually believe the 97% of us who aren’t fags condone and even approve of the 3% who indulge in their perverted, twisted, disgusting activities.
It was too dangerous BEFORE Katrina, too.
Was it J. F’n Kerry & J. Edwards in the ad? LOL LOL
I used to really enjoy some of the home improvement/decorating shows on HG-TV, but now it seems every person on it is just a flaming homosexual. So now I'm watching Ice Road Truckers - much more fun.
In my never ending quest to learn how to express myself in the english language effectively, I am compelled to ask...WHAT on Earth did I say to lead you to that ridiculous conclusion?
Yes it was. But those two drs. were a hoot. Help the common people but don’t live around the common people. lol
And to the various FReepers who said a week ago that this ad would go down well with "them limey faggots", well - guess what. You were wrong. This thread is open for your apologies, you mincing gayboys.
Yup. All the people I know who volunteer and donate to the needy are conservative.
The most giving state in the US: Mississippi.
bump with no comment
Of what mindset are people who find this dichotomy acceptable?
Have you ever seen the show, “Project Rungay”, er, “Runway”? Almost every contestant is THE stereotype of “gay”. Proving that, as the adage says, there is a grain of truth in every stereotype, I suppose.
But Twinkies are healthy , right ? Hehehe//
You said, after describing the commercial in your post:
"I'll have to check to see if there are other brands of mayo and catsup...ya think?"
OK... since you said it, I'll let you tell me what it means.
"OK... since you said it, I'll let you tell me what it means."
What it means is, I will see if I can buy mayo and catsup from another company...like Best Foods or somebody. The "ya think" part is a little sarcasm meaning "or is Heinz the only brand available?" I presume that most folks know it isn't.
I also do not patronize Hormel because the head of that company is a gay activist. Klinton actually appointed him ambassador to some small european country.
How you might think that sentence conveys an idea of my view of the homosexual life style leaves me puzzled.
Eating at the foundation of society. Commercial greed rules the day!
ok you get points for the play on word, but man you should warn people.
I almost puked from the Snicker ad during the superbowl and haven’t bought a Snickers bar ever since. I still like Snickers bars but everytime I see one, I think of that TV commercial. I didn’t think any other companies would be so similarly stupid to repel me from wanting their products again this way. I guess some have to learn the hard way.
I see a Snickers bar and I see those ugly guys kissing, and I just don’t want a candy bar anymore.
You have been warned...
The hidden agenda in these commercials is to get you used to seeing guys kiss, so they can immunize you from being offended when they want to make it a common activity in public. Sure, it is supposed to be a funny, attention getting ad, but there are lines you don’t cross. It might be funny to have somebody in a situation where they have to go to the bathroom very badly, but you don’t see anyone squat and dump a steaming load on the commercial. It would be offensive and people would scream bloody murder at being subjected to it. Yet the gay agenda demands we become desensitized to seeing to homosexual men kissing.
I don’t see a joke. I see an agenda. Homosexuals are trying to desensitize people to the revulsion of seeing two men kiss. It is part of their desire to make that mainstream, and they are going to succeed. This is the way they will succeed. 10 years from now, people will say “its just two guys kissing, big deal” and the homosexuals will have won yet another round of the culture war.
It is not as if the only way to make the point in the commercial was to SHOW US two guys EXPLICITLY kissing. They could have waved goodbye and had the “cook” walk in front of a mirror with the reflection of Mom in it as he passed in front, showing the real mother.
They didn’t HAVE TO have two guys kissing. They WANTED TO have two guys kissing. And the sooner they can get mainstream acceptance for that, the happier they will be. They are going to win. They are going to get acceptance from the majority of people that it is “OK” for two guys to kiss in public. And this is just the first phase of how they are going to achieve that.
Only maybe some day it will be your son or grandson who is kissing other boys in public, since it will be “OK or even “cool” when the homosexuals get done making it mainstream.
OK, you're looking to purchase similar products from another company...
I also do not patronize Hormel because the head of that company is a gay activist.
... because you boycott companies that either employ or support homosexuals...
How you might think that sentence conveys an idea of my view of the homosexual life style leaves me puzzled.
...and given what you just stated above, it kinda looks like my first impressions were correct: You're no longer purchasing a Heinz product because there were two guys smooching in a commercial, and context be damned - they were HOMOS flaunting their lifestyle.
I understand perfectly. Thanks.
I understand perfectly. Thanks."
Close but no cigar...I still am failing to communicate.
I have no problem with homosexuals or their lifestyle.
I do take issue with general consumer businesses flaunting any sort of sexuality based sales pitches in a medium that is readily available to impressionable children.
I would dispense with the euphemism regarding "lifestyle"...virtually all of the commercials for "family" consumer products ignore sexuality...perhaps because sexuality is simply not relevant.
A commercial about mayonnaise involving pre-teens does not need a sexual component to be effective.
In my opinion, anyone who thinks it does has a sick agenda.
The only important context here, contrary to your view apparently, is that my children may want to inquire of me about things like why are those kids calling that man mom? Or why are those two men kissing like you and mom do? Or who knows what.
If I choose to teach my children about homosexuality I want it to be just that my choice. See Im pro-choice. I dont want my kids to be incited to inquire about an unnatural sexual choice in the context of a mayonnaise choice.
Oh, and if the choice of the adjective unnatural offends you, too bad. But the context in which I use it is that the biologically natural pupose of sex, contrary to culture today, is about procreation homosexual activity does not have that natural capacity.
Thanks for reading.
Canada has an ad aimed at tourists that flashes through a few scenes with gay men hugging and holding hands.
You apparently don't comprehend the intentional ridiculousness of the whole scenario of the commercial, so no, I guess you wouldn't be able to explain it to your kids. It was supposed to be humor, but you saw man-lips touching and lost all ability to see beyond that.
Let's pretend instead that the commercial had featured a woman in a NY deli worker's uniform talking with the heavy-duty Brooklyn accent as she handed out lunches prepared with Heinz NY Deli Style Mayo to her proper British family. Does this help you see what the ad people were after?
OK... I've pretended, but fill me in so that I can pretend consistently...do the kids call her dad? Does another woman rush out and do they kiss on the lips and does the "dad" say see you soon "sweet boobs"?
The commercial ends with "Mayo with a New York Deli flavor." Meaning, this stuff is so authentic, it'll turn the little lady into a New York Deli guy! Except, of course, if you take everything you see literally.
Obviously the ad people underestimated the sensitivity (or overestimated the capacity for humor) of the average viewer when they decided to air the commercial. It's happened before; many an ad campaign has been shown the round file because it didn't consider all the angles, and a group of people cried "foul!"
McDonalds banner ad:
Series of advertisements on Boston's mass transit:
And with that, I'll not bang my head against this particular wall any further.
After the tea had progressed for a time, the excited hostess, thrilled to have such an eminent guest of honor, fluttered out into the center of activity and with raised arms silenced the group. Bubbling out some words expressing her thrill and pleasure, she turned to Einstein and said: "I wonder, Dr. Einstein, if you would be so kind as to explain to my guests in a few words, just what is relativity theory ? "
Without any hesitation Einstein rose to his feet and told a story.
He said he was reminded of a walk he one day had with his blind friend. The day was hot and he turned to the blind friend and said, "I wish I had a glass of cold milk."
"Glass," replied the blind friend, "I know what that is. But what do you mean by milk?"
"Why, milk is a white fluid," explained Einstein.
"Now fluid, I know what that is," said the blind man. "but what is white ? "
" Oh, white is the color of a swan's feathers."
" Feathers, now I know what they are, but what is a swan ? "
"A swan is a bird with a crooked neck."
" Neck, I know what that is, but what do you mean by crooked ? " At this point Einstein said he lost his patience. He seized his blind friend's arm and pulled it straight. "There, now your arm is straight," he said. Then he bent the blind friend's arm at the elbow. "Now it is crooked."
"Ah," said the blind friend. "Now I know what milk is."
And Einstein, at the tea, sat down.
You obviously have a keen sense for subtle, discrete humor when it is couched within a sexual context.
Can you find the humor in the Einstein story?
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