Pity the fools...
An advert featuring the A-team actor Mr T has been pulled after complaints in the US that it is offensive to homo****** men.
The Snickers advert showed Mr T, whose real name is Laurence Tureaud, telling a speed walker in tight shorts that he is "a disgrace to the man race".
It was made by the same agency behind an advert for Heinz Deli Mayonnaise, featuring two men kissing, which was banned last month.
The latest advert, first shown in Britain on July 13, never aired on American television, but prompted a flood of complaints from the US claiming it was offensive to homo******s.
During the advert, Mr T, who played B.A. Baracus in the 1980s series The A-Team, pulls up in a large truck next to a speed walker and shouts: "Speed walking. I pity you fool. You are a disgrace to the man race. It's time to run like a real man."
He then fires Snickers bars at the man until he breaks into a sprint.
The Advertising Standards Authority in Britain received just two complaints regarding the advert, but Mars terminated the campaign across the world because of the controversy in the US.
The company said the advert was intended to be humorous.
A spokesman added: "However we understand that humour is highly subjective, and it is never our intention to cause offence. Accordingly, we have pulled the Mr T speed walker ad globally."
What a bunch of pansy nancy boys!Get some nuts!
Here's the video in question:
Jibber jabber.The latest advert, first shown in Britain on July 13, never aired on American television, but prompted a flood of complaints from the US claiming it was offensive to homo******s.
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I guess the Royal Society for the Prevention of Hurtful Situations to Touchy-Feely people have acted already.
Get some nuts!
This sh*t is awesome!!!
DO IT AGAIN CRACKA!!!
I'm not seeing the offensiveness.
I can't think of any men, gay or otherwise, that actually speed walk like that.
I thought the ads were good, and funny. Who cares if it offends the sensibilities of some people, they need to check their 'sense of humour status'.
This ad offended a few people in Australia too...
I find it offensive that these viewers assume a man in tight shorts is gay.