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PETA has its personal Tremendous Bowl spot, that includes animated animals taking a knee to protest injustice, however the Colin Kaepernick vibes have been too sturdy to get community approval … at the least that is what PETA thinks.
The animal rights org tells TMZ … it needed to make a business calling for an finish to speciesism … to “challenge people to expand their concept of injustice to include humans’ injustice against other species.”
Translation: hey, homo sapiens, give up killing different species.
PETA says the advert company it employed nailed it with a Kaepernick-inspired theme that incorporates a hummed model of the Star Spangled Banner over photos of animals taking a knee. It says the spot was pitched final month to FOX … which is airing Tremendous Bowl LIV.
PETA says issues appeared promising — a FOX business clearance rep replied on December 30 saying the community obtained the spot and was reviewing it. Once more on January 3, PETA says it was instructed the advert was nonetheless being mentioned internally, and FOX would have a solution ASAP.
Nevertheless, regardless of a number of follow-ups … PETA says it hasn’t heard a peep since then. As for why? PETA claims its advert company instructed them the NFL was pressuring FOX to reject the spot.
PETA additionally claims a number of requests to run the advert in native FOX markets — both earlier than or after the Tremendous Bowl — have additionally gone unanswered.
We have reached out to FOX, no phrase again to this point … and no remark from the NFL. Nevertheless, a supply near the league says it is in the end as much as the community carrying the sport, not the NFL, to approve or reject all adverts.
BTW, that is no low-cost effort on PETA’s half — a 60-second spot goes for simply north of $10 million this yr … which is Trump and Bloomberg dough!!! The Prez and Prez-hopeful have each bought Tremendous Bowl advert time.