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Back when it took a little more effort to organize One Million Insert-Group-Here, companies took news of boycotts a little more seriously. Now that kittens and baby polar bears can have more than a million Facebook friends and anyone can make the news, it might take more than cage rattling to get a firm to back down. This time it's the Parents Television Council (PTC) shaking fists at Chrysler because of The Pentastar's advertising during NBC's "The Playboy Club".

The PTC accuses both Chrysler and Unilever, the other major sponsor of the series premiere episode, of "mainstreaming pornography" and "helping to make adults-only material available in virtually every living room in the country." It goes on to accuse Playboy of "reducing a woman to a set of measurements to the exclusion of everything else," seeking "to lure young girls through pink, sparkly, bunny logo merchandise," and then blasts the show for "putting a sickening, glamorous sheen on an adult entertainment industry that destroys countless marriages and families." So there. In addition to the boycott and letter-writing, the PTC is urging concerned members of society to stop into dealerships and be heard.

Chrysler's response: "We recognize that not all advertising placement is liked by all individuals. We do not take this approach to offend, but we feel that it is important to deliver information about our products to a diverse and broad audience."


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      Synthono
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ah, the PTC. Have all the violence in the world, but you'd better not show some cleavage.
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Synthono
        Yep, because it's better for kids to grow up into murderers and criminals than to EVER dream of getting some.
      bahill99
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good for Chrysler. The prudes need to STFU and change the channel if they're offended.
      bleexeo
      • 3 Years Ago
      If you suck on a tit the movie gets an R rating. If you hack the tit off with an axe it will be PG. --Jack Nicholson
      Wolf
      • 3 Years Ago
      Way to go Chrysler. Way to stand your ground. I don't watch the show but I don't need a nanny group telling me as an adult to boycott a company for advertising to the very adults who buy their vehicles.
      :)
      • 3 Years Ago
      Boycott???? Seriously..... it's a TV show. Sure would not stop me from buying a Chrysler. Totally agree......if you did not like the show anyway then turn the channel!!!!!!!!!!!! You then would not have seen the Chrysler ad!!! Idiot's
      adrive7
      • 3 Years Ago
      The PTC boycotts everything.
      anonymous guy
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's up to the individual to decide what they want to watch and what they will let their children watch, not groups like Parents Television Council. If members of the PTC don't like a television show, change the channel.
        Synthono
        • 3 Years Ago
        @anonymous guy
        The PTC does this stuff all the time, basically any time a show has a little sex they explode. They did have a valid point regarding Toddlers and Tiaras when a young girl was dressed up as a fictional prostitute, but that was the only time they've been relevant. And I've pretty much never seen them complain about violence.
      AlphaGnome
      • 3 Years Ago
      Really? Maybe it's just me, but I'd prefer my kids see this "mainstream pornography" instead of the graphic violence that you can catch on pretty much any channel any night of the week.
        Synthono
        • 3 Years Ago
        @AlphaGnome
        The Playboy Club DID have a scene where a guy was killed with a shoe to the neck.
      JasonERF
      • 3 Years Ago
      If they had any taste they'd ask Chrysler to stop advertising on the grounds that the show is TERRIBLE. Either way, RESPECT to Chrysler for not cowering.
      tributetodrive
      • 3 Years Ago
      makes me want to buy the 2012 wrangler even more.
      JustinRodgers
      • 3 Years Ago
      Boycott Chrysler if you think they make awful cars. I can even understand if you want to boycott them because of the whole bailout fiasco. However, don't boycott them because of these ignorant people that want to push their "morality" onto everyone else.
      Clipper44
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good on Chrysler for not backing down to these wackos.
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