Thursday, February 08, 2007
More badvertising in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• Another Super Bowl spot is taking heat from activist groups. The GM spot depicting a fired auto factory robot has caught the attention of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention because the robot is shown jumping off a bridge. “We wouldn’t see this ad around cancer or heart disease,” says the group’s executive director. “Why’s it OK to make fun of mental illness or depression?” Better not show this guy the heart attack spot from King Pharmaceuticals.
• Mike Tyson checked himself into a treatment center to address “various addictions.” He’s also awaiting trial for felony drug possession charges — to which he has pleaded not guilty. You’d think the treatment center visit might impact the credibility of his legal defense.
• The Nashville City Council voted to make English the city’s official language. Since when did folks in Tennessee start speaking English?