Taco Bell, home of the popular “fourth meal,” has pulled an ad making fun on vegetables after a health advocacy group complained that the ad was a bad influence because of it’s perceived anti-vegetable message.
The ad itself was promoting its variety 12-pack of tacos as the perfect entre to bring to a party, because let’s be honest, everyone resents the person who walks into a party with a platter of vegetables. The ad compared it to “punting on fourth and one.”
“We didn’t want anyone to misinterpret the intent of the ad, ” Taco Bell spokesman Rob Poetsch reportedly explained in a statement, “We sided with the vegetables and pulled it.”
The health advocacy group, Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), started a Twitter campaign to pull the ad over the weekend, claiming the ad deters people from eating their greens.
Sounds like the people over at CSPI are those annoying people bringing the celery sticks. Bet they don’t even bring Ranch dressing.
But good catch CSPI. Taco Bell is in fact unhealthy. Who knew?
CSPI Director of Nutrition Policy Margo Wootan did thank the fast food chain for pulling down its ad. At least she’s polite.