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Ad featuring popular LDS actor pulled for being 'homophobic' (Snickers)
abc4.com ^ | 07/25/08 | Kirby Heyborne (adrag.com)

Posted on 07/25/2008 7:09:59 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Candy giant Mars pulled a U.K. Snickers advertisement after it was criticized for being homophobic, according to a gay-rights group.

The ad features LDS actor Kirby Heyborne, who has appeared in several LDS-themed movies, including Singles Ward, The RM, The Best Two Years, and others.

In the commercial, Heyborne is seen as effeminate man who is speed walking as Mr. T approaches him in a truck while firing Snickers candy bars at him from a gun. Mr. T then berates the speed walker, calling him "a disgrace to the man race." The commercial ends with Mr. T telling the audience to "Get some nuts."

The candy maker has come under fire before by gay rights groups, most recently over a Snickers ad that played during the 2007 Super Bowl in which two men expressed disgust after accidentally kissing.

Heyborne also recently shocked his LDS fans when he appeared in a Miller Beer commercial.

----Information from: AdAge.com


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: ad; ads; chocolate; gaystapo; homophobic; homosexualagenda; snickers
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1 posted on 07/25/2008 7:09:59 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3
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To: TornadoAlley3

“Get some nuts.”

Not around Jesse!


2 posted on 07/25/2008 7:12:15 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: TornadoAlley3

I still won’t eat a Snickers after that Super Bowl ad.


3 posted on 07/25/2008 7:14:27 AM PDT by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

http://youtube.com/watch?v=hi4DEdUmA6A
ad


4 posted on 07/25/2008 7:14:40 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ('GOP' : Get Our Petroleum)
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To: TornadoAlley3

1. Kirby Heyborne: Who? Never heard of him.,p>
2. LDS: ??? Latter Day Saints???


5 posted on 07/25/2008 7:15:30 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

LDS = Latter Day Saints (Mormons)??


6 posted on 07/25/2008 7:15:37 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: TornadoAlley3

phobic = irrational fear

nope, not fear - revulsion
nope, not irrational, but a natural revulsion to perversion


7 posted on 07/25/2008 7:17:50 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: TornadoAlley3
Click the link to the ad on YouTube, if you haven't already. It's a really funny ad.

I don't know what LDS stands for over there in the UK, but it's not the Mormons (in this context anyway.)

8 posted on 07/25/2008 7:19:23 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

So, in the UK you are not allowed to express your opinion if it goes against PC! Wow, coming to a town near you, soon, if we don’t do something about it.


9 posted on 07/25/2008 7:20:09 AM PDT by calex59
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To: TornadoAlley3
judge for yourself:


10 posted on 07/25/2008 7:20:16 AM PDT by thefactor (the innocent shall not suffer nor the guilty go free...)
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To: dead

I laughed so hard and sent it to Netmilsdad as the “FReeper funny of the Day”.


11 posted on 07/25/2008 7:20:46 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Why would anyone make "Hairspray 2"? (Free Corny!))
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To: TornadoAlley3

the ad is still on the snickers web site

http://www.getsomenuts.tv/

very funny
Get some nuts, lol


12 posted on 07/25/2008 7:21:19 AM PDT by edzo4
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To: dead

this article is out of salt lake city and when you google this guy, a ton of mormon stuff comes up. so i think it is latter day saints.


13 posted on 07/25/2008 7:21:26 AM PDT by thefactor (the innocent shall not suffer nor the guilty go free...)
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To: TornadoAlley3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm6ZGQV4HjM&NR=1


14 posted on 07/25/2008 7:21:27 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: TornadoAlley3
LDS actor Kirby Heyborne?

Where's the adjectives for all actors?

15 posted on 07/25/2008 7:22:01 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (If McCain chose Gov Palin for VP would his campaign slogan be "McCain/Palin and he can't get up"?)
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To: thefactor

Yes!
http://mormontimes.com/MITN_entertainment.php?id=1282


16 posted on 07/25/2008 7:23:02 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Why would anyone make "Hairspray 2"? (Free Corny!))
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To: netmilsmom

Need an ad with Mr T doing/saying that to Republicans.


17 posted on 07/25/2008 7:23:35 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ('GOP' : Get Our Petroleum)
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To: theDentist

LDS: ??? Latter Day Saints???

I assumed, Utah station..


18 posted on 07/25/2008 7:24:23 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ('GOP' : Get Our Petroleum)
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To: TornadoAlley3

It offends gays because it uses the words “be a real man” not because the ad is gay bashing. All speed walkers look effeminate IMO.

Its actually a pretty good commercial.


19 posted on 07/25/2008 7:25:35 AM PDT by driftdiver (No More Obama - The corruption hasn’t changed despite all our hopes.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

>>Need an ad with Mr T doing/saying that to Republicans.<<

Spot ON!


20 posted on 07/25/2008 7:25:38 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Why would anyone make "Hairspray 2"? (Free Corny!))
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