Animal support group PETA is known for its controversial methods of promoting vegetarian practices. A new PETA ad, featuring sultry women ‘playing’ with different vegetables in their under-garments, has been banned by NBC for broadcasting during the Super Bowl 2009 game.
“Lingerie-clad women caressing broccoli spears, enjoying an odd asparagus moment, and kissing a pumpkin are too racy for Super Bowl audiences, says NBC. The network has benched PETA’s new TV ad launch promoting vegetarian foods — a campaign PETA had commissioned specifically for the big game.”
In my opinion, the ad does feature some ‘eyebrow-raising’ acts but considering the amount of obscenity we are exposed to now-a-days, it doesn’t cross the line by a far distance. We have the video after the text, you can watch it at your own discretion.
Obviously, the animal-lovers are furious over the decision taken by the network.
PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange tells ET, “PETA’s veggie ads are locked out while ads for fried chicken and burgers are allowed –even though these foods make Americans fat, sick, and boring in bed.”
Seriously, it depends on person-to-person how you take the whole issue. Those Victoria’s Secret ads are not going to be much different from this one and yet, they are like the default ones every year.