Two take action opportunities below! We urge you to forward this to others!
Note: Due to staff shortages this week, we were unable to compile these alerts and advertiser contact information earlier in the week. Therefore, this email contains two separate take action links - one for NBC’s “The New Normal” and another for ABC’s new demonic show, “666 Park Avenue.” See below for a synopsis of each show and action links to contact the sponsor.
First, “666” Park Avenue:
ABC’s “666 Park Avenue premiered this past Sunday - living up to the “666” in the show’s title. This is how ABC itself described the show on its own website:
“What would you do to have everything you desire? Step inside 666 Park Avenue, New York's most seductive address. We all have some burning needs, desires and ambitions. For the residents of The Drake, the premier apartment building on Manhattan's Upper East Side, these will all be met – for a price – courtesy of the building's mysterious owner, Gavin Doran (Terry O'Quinn). But be careful what you wish for, because the price you have to pay is your soul. ABC's wickedly sensual, sexy and spine-tingling new drama about fulfilling our deepest desires, 666 Park Avenue, will air Sundays from 10:00-11:00 p.m., ET. …
Take Action! Click hereto contact the advertisers empowering the gruesome themes of “666 Park Avenue.”
Sponsors include: Campbell’s soup, Ford, Chevrolet, Target, Old Navy, Kraft foods (Triscuit crackers), Quiznos subs, Marshall’s clothing stores, AquaFresh, Alka-Seltzer, Maybelline, T-Mobile.
In short, the show takes place in a creepy apartment building where the building’s owner, Gavin Doran who is supposedly the embodiment of the Devil makes deals with the building’s residents to fulfill their deepest desires – in exchange for their souls. That is, until Doran/the devil is tired of toying with them and his victims then come to a gruesome end.
The premiere episode opened with one such sinister scene when one of the building’s tenants who had sold his soul tries to escape the clutches of Doran. When he thinks he has, fleeing the building he falls to his knees exclaiming: “Oh dear God, I thank you!!” Only to be followed by hideous, demonic sounds as he is horrifically sucked back into the building to meet his death.
How interesting that ABC has the character praise God for his salvation, only to be conquered by the forces of evil. Is ABC, with its long history of ridiculing and mischaracterizing Christianity, trying to portray God as weak? That seemed to be the point. Also of note, ABC chose to air this demonic show on Sunday night, the Lord’s Day - just as they aired the offensive show “GCB” on Sundays last year.
We also urge you to contact the advertisers of this week’s episode of NBC’s “The New Normal.”
Take Action! Click here to contact the advertisers of the offensive themes and bigotry of “The New Normal.”
Sponsors include repeat offenders: Campbell’s soup, Burlington Coat Factory, Allegra, and Procter and Gamble (Pampers), as well as Disney theme parks and DVDs, Swanson broth, T-Mobile, Marshall’s, Target, and Visa.
Note: Campbell’s soup, Target, T-Mobile, Marshall’s, and Procter & Gamble advertised on both of these concerning shows – “666 Park Avenue” and “The New Normal.”
“The New Normal” is supposedly championing the cause of “tolerance and acceptance” within the show’s premise of two gay men and their quest to have a baby via a surrogate mother. However, their “tolerance” turns to hate-filled bigotry toward any viewpoints and values that differ from their own.
In fact, as one reviewer wrote: The New Normalis a deceptive show, one that touts itself as open to all kinds of people yet openly mocks people who are actually different.
(Click here to read our past synopsis of “The New Normal.”)
In this week’s episode, entitled “Nana-gasm,” the conservative, Christian grandmother – always depicted as rude, bigoted, racist, and intolerant – hooks up with a man she met in the hotel lobby. Nana hasn’t had sex in years – her former husband turned out to be a closeted homosexual – until she goes to bed with this total stranger. You can probably guess from the play on words of the title what the explicit theme of the episode is. Suffice it to say, the vulgar and tasteless storyline centers on Nana becoming sexually promiscuous.
Click here to contact the sponsors of “The New Normal.”
Click hereto contact the sponsors of “666 Park Avenue.”
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