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Advertisers Bail On Pirro Show After Headscarf Attack

From the Hollywood Reporter: Fox News host Jeanine Pirro’s Saturday night show has already lost at least three corporate advertisers after she said on her March 9 broadcast that Muslim congresswoman Ilhan Omar is “Sharia-compliant” because she wears a traditional hijab head covering. Letgo, an online marketplace for selling used items that advertised on Saturday’s episode of Justice w/ Judge …

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Cottonelle Features Gay Couple In New Toilet Paper Ad

Monsters And Critics reports: A new Cottonelle commercial has debuted for 2019 — but there’s more than one version. The two TV spots are almost identical, but while one features a gay couple, a second features lovers who are straight. The premise of both appears to be that if you’re going to meet your partner’s parents, you probably want a …

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GREECE: Trolls Attack Over Pro-LGBT Valentine’s Ad

Reuters reports: When Chloe Kritharas Devienne was asked to photograph 28 couples kissing and cuddling in Greece while holding a bar of Lacta chocolate, she did not expect to be attacked by trolls. The Valentine’s Day adverts for the popular chocolate brand were the first to feature same-sex and interracial couples in Greece, a conservative country where the Orthodox Church …

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Trump Cultists Erupt At WaPo’s Super Bowl Ad [VIDEO]

From the Hollywood Reporter: The Washington Post debuted its Super Bowl commercial, narrated by Tom Hanks, during Sunday’s game between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams. The commercial showed scenes from major news events in history, from World War II through to the present day. According to the Post, Hanks’ narration “described the role of journalists as …

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British Airways Features Gay Couple In Centenary Video

The Independent reports: This year marks 100 years since British Airways started flying. To celebrate its centenary, the airline has just released its 100th anniversary campaign advert, with best of British talent front and centre. The advert, called #BA100, is designed to be a “love letter to Britain”. Famous faces onboard the special #BA100 flight include actors Gary Oldman, Olivia …

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Right Wingers Go Nike On Their Gillette Products

The Independent reports: First they burned their Nike trainers. Now conservatives are taking their rage out on razors. Gillette has been bombarded with footage of angry men throwing away their shavers in response to an advert warning about toxic masculinity. The campaign, which references the #MeToo movement, workplace sexism and male violence, has been praised by many for its message. …

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NRA TV On Gillette: Men Were Meant To Be Dangerous

“This is what has spawned this generation of mealy-mouthed young men who — any metric you want to measure, men are getting less masculine today and the crazy thing is the culture says that’s a good thing. Well, it’s not a good thing. Men were made to create, they were made to conquer, and if they don’t have something to …

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Right Wingers Scream “Boycott” After Gillette Calls Out Sexual Harassment And Bullying In New Ad [VIDEO]

Business Insider reports: Gillette is calling on men to step it up. A new ad, called “We Believe” and lasting a minute and a half, encourages men to to change their behavior. It directly invokes the #MeToo movement in order to directly confront America’s culture of “toxic masculinity.” “Gillette believes in the best in men; that by holding each other …

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UK Bans “Harmful Gender Stereotypes” In Advertising

The BBC reports: The UK’s advertising watchdog has said it will ban “gender stereotypes that are likely to cause harm, or serious or widespread offence”. The Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) said harmful stereotypes in adverts “contribute to how people see themselves and their role in society”, and can hold some people back. The ban will cover men struggling with …

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London Bans Junk Food Ads On All Public Transit

CNN reports: London Mayor Sadiq Khan said Friday that junk food advertising will be banned on the city’s entire public transportation network from February, as part of a plan to tackle childhood obesity. Restrictions will come into force February 25 and will cover all advertising for foods and non-alcoholic drinks high in fat, salt and sugar. This will include products …

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Elton John Stars In John Lewis Holiday Ad [VIDEO]

Yahoo News reports: It’s the most magical time of the year – or at least as far as television advertising goes – as the official John Lewis Christmas advert has been unveiled. And this year it’s gone in a completely new direction, by featuring a music icon. Elton John takes us on his musical career journey and reveals his most …

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Trump’s Voice Stars In New Anti-Cruz Ad [VIDEO]

This just out anti-Cruz ad is nothing but Trump audio: “I must tell you something about Ted Cruz. I have never, never met someone who lies more than Ted Cruz. One of the great liars of all time. That’s why we call him ‘Lyin’ Ted.’ Lyin’ Ted! He holds the Bible high, and then he lies. Ted Cruz, he’s taken …

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Nebraska Tourism Pitch: “There’s Nothing To Do Here”

The Omaha World-Herald reports: Nebraska’s new tourism marketing campaign concedes that the state is a bit boring, yet it hopes to lure travelers by highlighting that you can escape noisy cities and create your own fun. “Nebraska Nice” is out. “Honestly, it’s not for everyone” is the new tagline in ads. The new ad pitch, which leans on self-deprecating humor, …

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New Ad Rips Ted Cruz For Liking White Castle After He Calls Beto A “Triple Meat Whataburger Liberal” [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post reports: Director Richard Linklater’s burger attack on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is one juicy diss. In another political ad from the “Fire Ted Cruz” PAC, an older man has a beef with the incumbent calling Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke a “Triple Meat Whataburger liberal who is out of touch with Texas values.” Whataburger, a chain founded in …

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Puma Launches Campaign Marking 50th Anniversary Of Iconic “Black Power” Salute By US Olympians [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Puma is launching a campaign to mark the 50th anniversary of U.S. sprinter Tommie Smith’s black-gloved salute at the 1968 Olympics, shortly after rival Nike scored a hit with an ad featuring a modern-day activist for racial equality. Nike saw a jump in sales after its advertisement with American footballer Colin Kaepernick, who began kneeling during the U.S. …

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New Ad Eviscerates Ted Cruz: If Somebody Called My Wife A Dog, I Wouldn’t Be Kissing Their Ass [VIDEO]

The Washington Post recaps a new anti-Ted Cruz ad: The camera cuts to a white-haired man sitting in a dimly lit restaurant, its walls lined with Texas license plates and vintage Route 66 road signs, a bottle of red hot sauce on the table. He clutches a diner mug in one hand. “Somebody left something on my door the other …

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Nike Releases First Colin Kaepernick Ad [VIDEO]

Ad Age reports: Nike is not backing off its polarizing Colin Kaepernick campaign. The company is amping it up with a new call-to-action spot that will air during the NFL opener Thursday night on NBC. The sportswear giant today released a two-minute-long video “Dream Crazy” narrated by Kaepernick as part of its controversial effort. In addition to running during this …

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Ted Cruz Ad Derides Beto For Using F-Bombs [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Sen. Ted Cruz (R) has opened a new attack on Rep. Beto O’Rouke, ripping the Democratic congressman for his use of the f-word. In a new 27-second advertisement, Cruz argues that parents should leave their children at home when O’Rouke is around. It shows O’Rourke using the f-word on five different occasions. “How f—ed up is that?” …

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BRITAIN: Racy Ad Marks National Orgasm Day [VIDEO]

Britain’s Daily Mail reports: A new TV advert featuring four people at the point of orgasm has been given the all clear to be screened on mainstream television after the 9pm watershed. It shows real couples ripping off each other’s clothes as it builds to a climax featuring two men and two women as they enjoy an orgasm. It was …

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Right Wingers Rush Out Pro-Kavanaugh Campaign

The Hill reports: A top conservative group is launching a $1.4 million campaign targeting swing votes in the upcoming fight to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. The Judicial Crisis Network on Monday night announced that the ads will appear on national cable channels and in digital advertising. “Judge Kavanaugh is a home run,” said Carrie Severino, the …

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