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Taco Bell pulls Super Bowl
ad after allegations that
it’s insensitive to vegetable
lovers [Video]

Daily Caller, by Taylor Bigler

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/30/2013 2:21:28 PM

Taco Bell has pulled an outrageously offensive Super Bowl ad after a Twitter campaign shamed the fast good chain into doing the right thing. (Except not really.) Taco Bell’s alleged offense? Discouraging people from eating their vegetables. In the ad, the narrator suggests that bringing a tray of raw vegetables to a football party is a really lame decision (which it is). “Veggies on game day is like punting on fourth and one. It’s a cop out,” Taco Bell guy says, and then suggests that people will “secretly hate you” unless you bring a Taco 12 Pack.

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It is so sad to see companies caving to the demands of these Marxist jerks. It seems no one has a spine anymore. You have the food police and the speech police watching everything you do. They are giving them way too much power. It´s outrageous.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ohioTom, 1/30/2013 2:25:17 PM     (No. 9148861)

Taco Bell needs to grow some cahones.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Dante, 1/30/2013 2:29:28 PM     (No. 9148868)

We really need a campaign urging executives not to indulge these humorless, overly-sensitive children who are so desperate to be offended.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: wws, 1/30/2013 2:29:42 PM     (No. 9148870)

Oh come on, think about it - how did anyone know about it since it hadn´t aired yet?

Answer: Taco Bell called this "protest group" and got them to complain so that they could pull it while simultaneously making it available widely on the internet so everyone will say "ooh, what´s that? I gotta see!"

And then consider that an ad about buying snacks for the superbowl is far more effective if it gets out long BEFORE the superbowl, rather than during. Now millions of internet users will watch this and think "aah.... Taco Bell!!!!" long ahead of time. Because they´re right - no one wants to see that pansy green tray during the game.

Nicely played, Taco Bell, Nicely played.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: horacer, 1/30/2013 2:48:08 PM     (No. 9148910)

#3 is right. Look what it did for Go Daddy. They always pull their ads because they´re offensive and then I google and go watch, 3 or 4 times. It´s called marketing.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 1/30/2013 2:48:53 PM     (No. 9148911)

Right you are #3. Taco Bell may have saved millions, but they got even more in free advertising. A real win-win. Capitalism is getting smarter. Let´s see how many ads get pulled before the game next year?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: maggie2u, 1/30/2013 2:58:50 PM     (No. 9148931)

I don´t know about posters #3, 4 and 5, but I´ve seen the ad several times in the last few weeks. And the only time I´ve ever gone to Taco Bell was when they were giving away Star Wars toys in their kids meals, otherwise I´d boycott them for being such sissies.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: nhchemist, 1/30/2013 3:14:31 PM     (No. 9148961)

Actually, it is a public service announcement. How often do you hear news about contaminated spinach, kale, celery, etc. Especially if they are grown in third world countries.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lil dotty, 1/30/2013 3:18:28 PM     (No. 9148969)

Hand to forehead. OH for pity´s sakes. Slow news day? Who cares? Bring on them buffalo wings.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: farmwife, 1/30/2013 3:20:32 PM     (No. 9148974)

people, people! Such cynicism! :-)

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 1/30/2013 3:28:13 PM     (No. 9148991)

Sure beats the stupid chihuahua commercials.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: No Representation in CA, 1/30/2013 4:10:42 PM     (No. 9149085)

The only good veggie is the one someone else eats, except for the noble, yummy, and good fat filled avocado.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: vulcanrider, 1/30/2013 4:24:58 PM     (No. 9149119)

Funny, it aired here in Florida, and it was better than the one about the cheese tray...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/30/2013 5:10:06 PM     (No. 9149208)

Vegetable Lovers...eat it after it´s used...that way it´s pure and not tainted by pesticides or other bad stuff.

Problem Solved!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: orlean, 1/30/2013 5:30:35 PM     (No. 9149249)

Don´t taco have Lettuce and tomato on it.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Japanorama, 1/30/2013 5:41:34 PM     (No. 9149268)

I hate wimps. Won´t see me at TB anytime soon.

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