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|
|5619||Sat Aug 12 16:14:14 EDT 2017||Meredith Mohr||Elkton, MD|
|5618||Tue Aug 01 10:42:58 EDT 2017||Lillian Jones||Fargo, ND|
|5617||Mon Jul 31 10:45:17 EDT 2017||Glynn Behmen||Edina, MN||Tell PBS to support Nutrition Science programming using Registered Dietitians and Educational programming using University Professors in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.|
|5616||Sun Jul 30 09:22:42 EDT 2017||dan cappello||lawrence, PA|
|5615||Sun Jul 30 08:06:20 EDT 2017||jonathan gitter||Baltimore, MD|
|5614||Sat Jul 01 09:06:45 EDT 2017||winthrop smith||plattsburgh ny, NY||I can no longer support PBS because of its acceptance of advertising dollars from the likes of David Koch and Boeing. I didn't know about Chick Fil-A but it's another example of something PBS should More....|
|5613||Tue Jun 27 16:16:36 EDT 2017||JOYCE SHIFFRIN||brooklyn, NY|
|5612||Wed Jun 21 21:31:14 EDT 2017||Bryan Todd||Pinole, CA|
|5611||Wed Jun 21 21:24:05 EDT 2017||Bryan Todd||Pinole, CA|
|5610||Tue Jun 20 03:29:23 EDT 2017||Muhammad Kamal|
|5609||Mon Jun 05 16:43:12 EDT 2017||Christopher Watkins||Leitchfield, KY|
|5608||Wed May 17 18:37:51 EDT 2017||Sara Katz||Manhattan Beach, CA|
|5607||Wed May 17 15:43:47 EDT 2017||maria Tapuro||Los Angeles, CA|
|5606||Wed May 17 15:43:35 EDT 2017||maria Tapuro||Los Angeles, CA|
|5605||Wed May 17 15:43:23 EDT 2017||maria Tapuro||Los Angeles, CA|
|5604||Sun May 14 13:43:01 EDT 2017||Glenna Wilder||North Plains, OR|
|5603||Wed May 03 13:58:20 EDT 2017||Karma Waterman||CO||This PETITION IS WRONG. Chick-fil-A is using its popularity with kids in order to promote educational books, games, and TV shows. Everyone of Chick-fil-A's kids meals comes with materials that promote More....|
|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|