PETA's attempt at a family-friendly ad campaign got nixed by NBC.
Got to give them credit for trying. PETA, the largest animal rights organization in the world, finally attempted to get one of their controversial ads on national television. Seemed like a slam dunk. This time, the campaign did NOT involve scantily-clad women engaging in erotic sex play with vegetables. Nope. Instead, a little girl, while saying grace, describes the not-so-good life of the turkey her family is about to eat. The ad ends with the caption, "This Thanksgiving, be glad you're not a turkey." It should also say, be glad you're not an executive at the PETA ad agency, because your work will not be seen on broadcast TV. Or maybe that's their plan?
The ad, which was slated to run during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade broadcast, was rejected by NBC because they say the "commercial does not meet NBC Universal standards."
Do you think PETA legitimately wanted to get this ad on TV, or is the organization just stirring up controversy again?