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Group Says Ad Shows Too Many Potato Chips

The Children's Advertising Review Unit has asked P & G to pull a Pringle's commercial, called "Pop music," from children's programming which shows teens quick-cut-video-style eating out of more than one Pringle's container. Since one Pringle's container has six servings, the group claimed one can would be enough for all the kids in the ad.

Has the ad industry gone so insane that we can't even show product now? Do we have to be so literal and assume every viewer is an idiot and can't determine the difference between an ad and reality? Sure, kids are obese but last I checked, most kids have parents who should be able to provide proper guidance on eating habits. Actually, if that were true, Pringles would be out of business.

Written by Steve Hall    Comments (0)     Apr-16-04  

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