In another example of special interest group meddling of the PC kind, candy bar maker Mars has had to cancel a Snickers advertisement, which was running in the U.K. and featured Mr. T.
According to the gay advocacy group, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the candy company pulled the ad after some “communication between the HRC Workplace Project and Mars.”
The HRC Workplace Project issued a statement applauding Mars for taking “swift and appropriate action” in canceling the ad.
In the commercial, a man was engaged in speed walking, an activity that may sometimes appear to be deficient in the macho department.
Mr. T poked fun at the man, who was subsequently shot at by a Snickers cannon.
The last scene featured Mr. T proclaiming the Snickers slogan: “Get some nuts.”
James Hirsen is a media analyst, Trinity Law School professor, and teacher of mass media and entertainment law at Biola University.