Was the Spaghetti-O's 'Pearl Harbor' remembrance advert REALLY that offensive ?

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  1. Phan Neepack

    Phan Neepack Well-Known Member

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    People are really trying hard these day to find something to be outraged by...





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    Campbell Soup apologizes: "We meant to pay respect, not to offend."


    Campbell Soup apologized Saturday for a tweet by its SpaghettiOs brand that marked the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks with a picture of its smiling mascot jauntily holding an American flag.
    The Twitter account for the canned pasta brand had sent the message Friday night asking its followers to "Take a moment to remember #PearlHarbor with us." The cartoon mascot, drawn to look like an O-shaped noodle, sported orange sneakers and was licking his lip, with one hand on his hip.

    The tweet spread rapidly, with thousands retweeting it and noting its jarring tone, given the gravity of the occasion. More than 2,400 Americans were killed in the Pearl Harbor attacks that prompted America's entry into World War II.

    A representative for Campbell Soup Co., which owns SpaghettiOs, said Saturday that the message had been deleted. SpaghettiOs, which has more than 11,000 followers, sent out a follow-up tweet stating, "We apologize for our recent tweet in remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day. We meant to pay respect, not to offend."
    Campbell said the Twitter account is managed internally, rather than by an agency.

    The company, based in Camden, New Jersey, also owns Prego sauce, Pepperidge Farm cookies and V8 juices.
     
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    fletchman71 Well-Known Member

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    It is not really offensive but just stupid and they should know better. I swear, I think advertising agencies are run by 20 and 30 somethings that have no idea about history. I sound like an old fuck but it's true.
     
  3. Phan Neepack

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    they should have made the Spaghetti-O guy with a sad face?
     
  4. DrSublux

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    Dead Jap Pilot

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    Well, it is not really a day of celebration. It's more of a day of solemn rememberance so yes. They could have had a happy Spaghetti-O guy and a sad looking meatball.
     
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    I dont get why it is offensive, maybe it is because I am a 20/30 something.... def could have used a better image, no doubt...
     
  7. doughhead63

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    I wonder if they will tweet out a 9/11 message, using Chef Boyarde...
     
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    That reminds me of the movie Heavy Metal and the part where the B-17 bomber guy is attacked by zombies. That part always scared me.
     
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    :funny:
     
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    Now, if Chef-Boyardee had an ad commemorating Sept. 11th with a collapsing pyramid of Beefaroni cans...THAT'D be offensive
     
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    It would have been cooler if they didn't include that faggot pic...but I don't see anything so shockingly offensive. Let's ask MrWarmth, he was alive during the attacks.
     
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    Um yeah. What the hell is wrong with people?
     
  13. Popeye Saavedra

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    Well, the Spaghetti O is yellow so...