Tag Archives: Bob Garfielf

Mars Kills Homophobic Snickers Ad

The Human Rights Campaign has announced that candy giant Mars Inc. has agreed to pull their new campaign for Snickers. The commercial features Mr. T machine-gunning an effeminate-appearing Olympic race-walker. Earlier this week, AdAge critic Bob Garfield issued an open letter to the head of the ad agency responsible for the ad, calling for its immediate withdrawal. Following conversations between ...

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AdAge Critic Blasts Omnicon Ad Agency Head For Homophobic Ads

Advertising Age critic Bob Garfield has published an open letter to Omnicon CEO John Wren, blasting three homophobic ads that have been produced by agencies under the Omnicon umbrella. Dear John, Two years ago, from BBDO, Detroit, came the spot for the macho subcompact Dodge Caliber. It featured a burly tough guy snorting the words “silly little fairy” at a ...

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