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As a consumer, I support companies that are not actively working to oppose my value system. The program a company chooses to advertise on speaks volumes as to whether or not I choose to buy that product or patronize that business. And so, as a potential customer, I am contacting you to let you know how troubled I am by your sponsorship of the extremely raunchy NBC show “Are You There, Chelsea?”.
It seems completely incongruous for a company that cares about being a good corporate citizen to turn around and sponsor a program that regularly pollutes hearts and minds – a show filled with vulgar dialog and crude sexual references, promoting illicit sexuality and alcohol abuse.
One television reviewer gave “Are You There, Chelsea?” a D+, describing the show this way: “a 30 minute sitcom … with numerous remarks about being drunk and approximately 79 euphemisms for the word ‘vagina,’ all of which substituted for jokes.” TV Guide stated: “… The smarmy and incessant innuendo is more deafening than the laugh track …” And the Boston Herald said: “… Are You There, Chelsea?” creates euphemisms for sex and lady parts unheard of in this territory — much less the time slot — and completely unprintable in this newspaper.
Please remember that as your advertising dollars support the debased ideas portrayed on such shows, you are damaging the families who have supported your company. I urge you to pull support from this program and use your corporate influence in ways that build up, not tear down, our society.
I look forward to your response.
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