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|
|5572||Wed Sep 21 19:22:44 EDT 2016||S. Nam||New York, NY|
|5571||Tue Sep 20 08:35:43 EDT 2016||Lana Lorenzen||SAINT GEORGE, UT|
|5570||Mon Sep 12 12:14:48 EDT 2016||Dineo Maine||Chula Vista, CA|
|5569||Thu Sep 01 12:47:36 EDT 2016||Jason Ross||huntington Beach, CA|
|5568||Thu Sep 01 12:46:13 EDT 2016||Jason Ross||huntington Beach, CA|
|5567||Tue Aug 30 13:07:07 EDT 2016||David Elfant||Wilton Manors, FL|
|5566||Fri Aug 26 03:05:35 EDT 2016||Janis Cramer||SAN DIEGO, CA|
|5565||Fri Aug 26 03:05:23 EDT 2016||Janis Cramer||SAN DIEGO, CA|
|5564||Thu Aug 25 19:31:38 EDT 2016||gen a||redondo beach, CA||now were heavy enough to sit down and/or exercise!|
|5563||Thu Aug 25 18:15:32 EDT 2016||Michael May||Rolling Hills Estates, CA|
|5562||Sat Aug 20 10:23:22 EDT 2016||Elizabeth Beattie||Brookline, MA|
|5561||Thu Aug 18 15:47:18 EDT 2016||Donna Sabin||Alstead, NH|
|5560||Wed Aug 10 22:11:00 EDT 2016||Peter Kahn||Southborough, MA|
|5559||Wed Aug 10 15:22:29 EDT 2016||Sharon Anderson||Prairieville, LA|
|5558||Wed Aug 10 14:22:47 EDT 2016||Giuseppina Bonanni||Bridgeport, CT|
|5557||Wed Aug 10 13:03:03 EDT 2016||Aaron Fowles||Memphis, TN 38128, TN||Keep public television in the interests of the public.|
|5556||Mon Aug 01 16:45:56 EDT 2016||Nicholas Loskoski||DuBois, PA|
|5555||Mon Jul 25 20:55:07 EDT 2016||Elizabeth Dallam||Silver Spring, MD|
|5554||Mon Jul 25 20:54:48 EDT 2016||Elizabeth Dallam||Silver Spring, MD|
|5553||Fri Jul 15 15:53:51 EDT 2016||Daniel Hopkins||Catonsville, MD|
|5552||Fri Jul 15 12:03:31 EDT 2016||Mike Harrison||Lakewood, NJ||PBS ought to be ashamed!|
|5551||Fri Jul 15 12:00:20 EDT 2016||Anonymous||Baltimore , MD|
|5550||Mon Jul 11 09:08:39 EDT 2016||Margaret Petersen||Alexandria, VA||Is this a "partnership" or a "sellout?" Whatever it is it's disgusting & depressing. If it doesn't end, our viewership will.|
|5549||Sat Jul 09 14:09:31 EDT 2016||Debra Cohn||La Canada Flintridge, CA|
|5548||Tue Jul 05 22:48:16 EDT 2016||Anonymous||Canton, OH|