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.
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|5535||Wed Apr 27 12:56:00 EDT 2016||Adam Kahn||O'Fallon, MO|
|5534||Tue Apr 26 07:15:37 EDT 2016||joe demarco||nunda, NY|
|5533||Tue Apr 05 09:14:32 EDT 2016||louis alves||snaville, GA|
|5532||Wed Mar 30 11:54:58 EDT 2016||Deborah Cahill||Jacksonville Beach, FL|
|5531||Fri Mar 18 19:20:09 EDT 2016||Brandon Danaher||Blue Springs, MO|
|5530||Thu Mar 17 10:57:42 EDT 2016||Scott Seppi||Hilliard, OH|
|5529||Sun Mar 13 14:32:18 EDT 2016||Conrad Melton||Sun City, CA|
|5528||Wed Mar 09 08:54:31 EST 2016||Anonymous||snaville, GA|
|5527||Wed Mar 09 08:54:06 EST 2016||Anonymous||snaville, GA|
|5526||Mon Mar 07 09:45:51 EST 2016||patricia argoff||loudonville, NY|
|5525||Mon Mar 07 09:45:43 EST 2016||patricia argoff||loudonville, NY|
|5524||Tue Mar 01 15:36:34 EST 2016||Anonymous||Sweet Home, OR|
|5523||Fri Feb 26 14:40:26 EST 2016||Rebecca Kahn||Rockville, MD|
|5522||Thu Feb 25 19:43:32 EST 2016||Anonymous||Sebastian, FL|
|5521||Thu Feb 25 03:06:16 EST 2016||Arthur Haynes||Minneapolis, NJ|
|5520||Thu Feb 25 03:03:50 EST 2016||Arthur Haynes||Minneapolis, NJ|
|5519||Mon Feb 22 06:45:23 EST 2016||Otis Hemmings||Bronx, NY||Educate and keep the public healthy. H.I.M...|
|5518||Wed Feb 10 12:28:55 EST 2016||Jason Phelps||Detroit, MI|
|5517||Tue Feb 09 16:12:40 EST 2016||Stephen Cantu||McAllen, TX|
|5516||Tue Feb 09 12:10:22 EST 2016||Mike Turner||denver, CO|
|5515||Mon Feb 08 18:22:17 EST 2016||Patricia DeLuca||Nokomis, FL|
|5514||Mon Feb 08 17:27:41 EST 2016||Nancy Bell||Boulder Creek, CA|
|5513||Sun Feb 07 00:17:40 EST 2016||Dawn Rossiter||Fredericksburg, VA|
|5512||Fri Jan 29 11:49:42 EST 2016||susan morris||philadelphia, PA|
|5511||Fri Jan 15 15:12:39 EST 2016||Maureen LaParo||Jersey City, NJ|