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Mr. T Learns That Making Fun of Sissies Is Not Allowed

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The "flood of complaints" apparently consisted of two homosexuals squealing in outrage from across the ocean to Britain's Advertising Standards Authority. This sufficed for the ad to be pulled worldwide. I wonder if Mr. T could even have broken into show business if today's PC climate had existed back then. The halfwits of the day would have no doubt been offended by the derogatory tone of fool in "I Pity the Fool", People who could afford only one gold chain would have obviously been beside themselves and slobbering their offense at the waste exhibited by the man.

Advanced apologies to PencilPusher for my daring to copy n paste an article, but I'll risk his fury.


The forbidden commercial

Run like a man

Mr T's Snickers ad deemed offensive to homosexuals

An advert featuring the A-team actor Mr T has been pulled after complaints in the US that it is offensive to homosexual men.

By Laura Clout


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 homosexuals.

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."

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So now only homosexuals speed walk in tight shorts? I guess I better hit the mall for a new workout outfit and learn to run instead of walking fast while pumping my elbows and limping my wrists.... Somebody needs to keep me up-to-date on these things. I thought a rainbow flag meant you loved God, our Lord and Saviour who art in Heaven, until last week when when a couple of male hookers whistled at me and asked if I wanted the out-of-the-closet discount for a 3-finger prostate exam.

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