Having unsuccessfully taken on Ellen DeGeneres and J.C. Penney, Oreo, Urban Outfitters, The New Normal, gay Archie and superhero comics, One Million Moms is taking umbrage with Skittles over a new ad claiming it promotes bestiality, according to The Huffington Post.
The conservative group of closer to 40,000 moms has lashed out against Skittles for an ad in promoting new Skittles flavor that feature a different color on the inside than the outside. The tagline for the new candy is “Taste the Rainbow. Deceive the rainbow.”
In the ad a blond woman is making out with a walrus on a couch when a female roommate enters and accuses the blond of getting with her boyfriend Bobby. The blond assures her roomie it’s not what it looks like. It’s not actually Bobby.
The ad is completely over my head making me wonder – Is Bobby a walrus? Or does he just look like one? Does eating the new skittles turn people into shape shifting walruses? Do the walrus' tusks catch on your lip when you're kissing him? Did the walrus wreck the carpet getting to the couch? Should there be Beatles music playing in the background? Is walri plural for walrus?
While for some the ad may appear utterly nonsensical to some, One Million Moms insinuates it promotes bestiality.
Under the title “Disgusting Skittles Ad” One Million Moms writes on its website:
"We are not sure of Skittles' thought process behind their new ad, but if they are attempting to offend customers, they have succeeded... Parents find this type of advertising inappropriate and unnecessary. Does Skittles' have our children's best interest in mind? Skittles candies are for all ages, but their target market is children”
One Million Moms also has offers a link should you want to get involved and send a letter to ask Skittles’ parent company Wrigley to pull the ad as it is clearly the most pressing issue of modern life.
Meanwhile, Wrigley sent an email to the Huffington Post defending the ad:
“Skittles has won millions of fans with its unique and unexpected advertising. As a fun-loving candy brand, we never intend to offend people with our irreverent humor and don’t believe this imaginary situation promotes harm or inappropriate behavior with animals.”
Until the walrus ad scandal has been resolved lock up your daughters ladies and avoid Sea World and the like.
Here's he offending ad!