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Take a good look at the content you make possible with your sponsorship of Family Guy. Each week this show is filled with disgustingly crude themes, features gruesome acts of violence, and legitimizes the sexual abuse of women. In the wake of the horrific killings in Newtown, Connecticut, think of the impact these foul themes and verbiage have upon impressionable hearts and minds and upon our culture at large.
FOX did replace this past Sunday’s episodes of Family Guy and American Dad to avoid airing “sensitive content” - in other words violent content - so soon after the violence that snuffed out the lives of 20 little children and seven adults. Yet, if such content wasn’t “appropriate” this week, why is it the other 51 weeks of the year? And the rerun which aired instead, empowered by your advertising dollars, was equally sickening.
Many companies today speak about corporate responsibility. And you do have a responsibility to families like mine and the millions of others who support you with our patronage. Yet as you sponsor programs such as Family Guy, American Dad, and The Cleveland Show on Fox TV, empowering the most offensive content on network television, you are demonstrating to me and millions of other consumers that you are a company not worthy of my support.
You have a choice, obviously, in where you place your ads. I, too, have a choice in where I do business. I urge you to withdraw all advertising from Family Guy, American Dad, and The Cleveland Show on Fox TV. I look forward to your response.
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