Sign the Petition: Tell PBS to Stop Marketing for Chick-fil-A on Martha Speaks
Public Television Should Not Promote Fast Food to Children
Fast food chain Chick-fil-A has distributed 56 million kids meals in bags co-branded with PBS’s popular Martha Speaks children’s show.
PBS’s agreement with Chick-fil-A allowing it to directly target kids is a bad move. Children shouldn’t be targets of advertising, especially for products that contribute to childhood obesity. To make matters worse, WGBH, the PBS station that produces Martha Speaks, is trying to win a Cynopsis advertising industry award for its campaign.
We’re big fans of public broadcasting. It provides parents and kids with an alternative to commercialized television stations. But PBS can do better than allowing a children's show to be a marketing vehicle for fast food. That's nothing to celebrate.
Our petition calls for PBS and WGBH to take the following two actions:
1. PBS should end its partnership with Chick-fil-A.
2. WGBH should withdraw from the Cynopsis awards.
Let’s keep PBS as a refuge for kids from the commercial networks.
Add Your Name to the Petition Below
We, the undersigned, call on PBS Kids and WGBH to end its partnership with Chick-fil-A. We call on WGBH to withdraw from the Cynopsis Kids Marketing Awards. Advertising unhealthy foods to kids has serious health consequences; it’s nothing to celebrate. We demand that PBS and WGBH stop allowing Chick-fil-A to use the popular kids TV show Martha Speaks to directly target children.
|Number||Date||Name||Location||Add a Comment|
|5602||Fri Apr 28 10:46:16 EDT 2017||Anonymous||Saint Joseph, MI|
|5601||Fri Apr 28 10:44:20 EDT 2017||Anonymous||Saint Joseph, MI|
|5600||Wed Apr 19 04:52:48 EDT 2017||Janine Vinton||ALBANY, NY|
|5599||Mon Mar 27 15:08:44 EDT 2017||matt courter||Seattle , WA|
|5598||Sun Mar 19 17:56:58 EDT 2017||frank gonzales||WI|
|5597||Thu Mar 09 20:45:34 EST 2017||Marcel Liberge||MANCHESTER, NH|
|5596||Thu Mar 09 19:19:04 EST 2017||Anonymous||Madison, WI|
|5595||Sun Jan 29 14:05:52 EST 2017||Phillip Peters||Tampa, FL|
|5594||Sat Jan 28 04:50:40 EST 2017||dan cappello||lawrence, PA|
|5593||Wed Jan 25 18:31:49 EST 2017||Amalthea Aelwyn||Wheat Ridge, CO|
|5592||Tue Jan 24 08:48:37 EST 2017||Anonymous||Brooklyn, NY|
|5591||Mon Jan 23 15:00:25 EST 2017||Brandon Becker||Cary, NC|
|5590||Mon Jan 23 00:18:28 EST 2017||Mary Beth Campbell||Lubbock, TX|
|5589||Sun Jan 22 18:32:19 EST 2017||Anonymous||Centennial, CO||Please end this partnership, which takes PBS in a corrupt direction. Thanks.|
|5588||Fri Jan 20 20:10:40 EST 2017||Daniel Belachew||Cambridge, MA|
|5587||Wed Dec 07 11:07:59 EST 2016||Donna Smith||Washington, D.C., DC|
|5586||Sat Dec 03 16:05:07 EST 2016||Donna Netusil||Old Tappan, NJ|
|5585||Fri Dec 02 13:43:52 EST 2016||Jodi Rodar||Pelham, MA|
|5584||Sun Nov 27 18:28:06 EST 2016||Anonymous||SALINAS, CA||This is like a wolf in sheep's clothing. Anything associated with PBS can make parents think it's safe and healthy because PBS is supposed to be the public station for educating our kids.|
|5583||Sun Nov 27 18:27:44 EST 2016||Susan Courrejou||SALINAS, CA||This is like a wolf in sheep's clothing. Anything associated with PBS can make parents think it's safe and healthy because PBS is supposed to be the public station for educating our kids.|
|5582||Sat Nov 12 02:59:50 EST 2016||Ryan Davis||San Francisco, CA|
|5581||Fri Nov 11 14:03:15 EST 2016||Richard Iverson||Healdsburg, CA, CA|
|5580||Thu Nov 10 15:44:11 EST 2016||Phyllis Randazzo||Holtsville, NY||children need to eat, nutritious food to grow strong and healthy.. Junk food will only lead to health problems in adulthood.|
|5579||Thu Nov 10 13:58:04 EST 2016||George Otto||Washington 20008-1553, DC|
|5578||Thu Nov 10 08:00:56 EST 2016||Sean Plaisted||CA|