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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|5533||Fri Feb 26 14:40:26 EST 2016||Rebecca Kahn||Derwood, MD|
|5532||Thu Feb 25 19:43:32 EST 2016||Anonymous||Sebastian, FL|
|5531||Thu Feb 25 03:06:16 EST 2016||Arthur Haynes||Minneapolis, NJ|
|5530||Thu Feb 25 03:03:50 EST 2016||Arthur Haynes||Minneapolis, NJ|
|5529||Mon Feb 22 06:45:23 EST 2016||Otis Hemmings||Bronx, NY||Educate and keep the public healthy. H.I.M...|
|5528||Wed Feb 10 12:28:55 EST 2016||Jason Phelps||Detroit, MI|
|5527||Tue Feb 09 16:12:40 EST 2016||Stephen Cantu||McAllen, TX|
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