Partially because I’m feeling a little bit stupid that I actually named a post “This is a really good post,” I’m turning the crux of this post over to you, my readers who have proved yourselves wise many times over.
Some of you know that I am working on a project that I feel really strongly about called the “Protecting Innocence Project.” (This might help if you feel out of the loop.) You probably thought it was on hold or that I totally dropped the ball, but it’s actually still in full-force behind the scenes. There’s been a huge effort in gathering research and exchanging information among a fabulous team of volunteers, and my brother-in-law has been an invaluable help in the design and functionality of the site. It’s a bigger undertaking then I orginally expected, but I think it will be FANtastic when all is said and done.
A couple people (thanks Laurie and Tenille!) have helped me compile a list of some frequent offenders in the makes-ads-that-are-inappropriate-for-children category, usually because their advertisements are obscene, suggestive, profane, disrespectful, or downright pornographic. We have also gathered contact information for these companies so that we can speak out and complain when we don’t like the kind of media they parade before our children’s eyes.
Can you think of anyone else we should add to this list? What are some companies that need to be made aware that their advertisements are inappropriate? Please consider television, radio, print media (including magazines, billboards, and store window displays), on-line ads, or any other medium you can think of.
If you have any companies to add, please share them in the comments, and if you’re feeling super ambitious and can track down contact information (including address, phone number, and/or email) where complaints could be submitted, it would be great if you could include that as well.
Abercrombie and Fitch
Axe Body Spray
Hardee’s/ Carl’s Jr
Lifestyle’s Skyn Condoms
Marc Jacobs Clothing Designer
Venus Razor (Gillette)
Thanks so much. And start gathering up all your courage to speak out more often when you come across inappropriate media, because Protecting Innocence Project will make it a lot easier for you to do. Watch out smut lords, here comes an army of mama bears!