Skip to comments.Ad featuring popular LDS actor pulled for being 'homophobic' (Snickers)
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
“Get some nuts.”
Not around Jesse!
I still won’t eat a Snickers after that Super Bowl ad.
1. Kirby Heyborne: Who? Never heard of him.,p>
2. LDS: ??? Latter Day Saints???
LDS = Latter Day Saints (Mormons)??
phobic = irrational fear
nope, not fear - revulsion
nope, not irrational, but a natural revulsion to perversion
I don't know what LDS stands for over there in the UK, but it's not the Mormons (in this context anyway.)
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.
I laughed so hard and sent it to Netmilsdad as the “FReeper funny of the Day”.
the ad is still on the snickers web site
Get some nuts, lol
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.
Where's the adjectives for all actors?
Need an ad with Mr T doing/saying that to Republicans.
LDS: ??? Latter Day Saints???
I assumed, Utah station..
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.
>>Need an ad with Mr T doing/saying that to Republicans.<<
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