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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|5457||Sun May 03 04:47:06 EDT 2015||Joel B.||Somers Point, NJ|
|5456||Sat May 02 00:11:51 EDT 2015||Anonymous||San Marcos, CA|
|5455||Tue Apr 28 12:00:11 EDT 2015||Manijeh Saba||Somerset, NJ|
|5454||Tue Apr 28 10:43:38 EDT 2015||Scott Seppi||Hilliard, OH|
|5453||Wed Apr 22 15:31:07 EDT 2015||Jon Nelson||New York, NY|
|5452||Mon Apr 06 20:15:05 EDT 2015||Andrew Benton||Blue Bell, PA|
|5451||Fri Apr 03 00:09:39 EDT 2015||Hilary Buys||Salem, OR|
|5450||Wed Apr 01 14:40:46 EDT 2015||Elizabeth Scoble||Napa, CA|
|5449||Wed Apr 01 08:34:42 EDT 2015||Douglas Hoffner||Henderson, NV|
|5448||Fri Mar 27 19:43:33 EDT 2015||Merewyn Fowler||Conway, AR|
|5447||Mon Mar 16 15:30:02 EDT 2015||Donna Netusil||Old Tappan, NJ|
|5446||Mon Mar 16 10:55:00 EDT 2015||Anonymous||CA||FOOD can transform our character rather than changes our environment or our inside body system. Many psicological misconduct are related with FOOD. see what happend into the jail.|
|5445||Wed Mar 11 19:54:51 EDT 2015||Cheng||OR|
|5444||Tue Mar 10 18:58:35 EDT 2015||Clifford Browne||Claremore, OK||It is PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION. A bigoted corporation like Chick-Fil-A is OVERSTEPPING THEIR BOUNDS.|
|5443||Mon Mar 09 01:59:36 EDT 2015||Michael Sullivan||San Diego, CA|
|5442||Sun Mar 08 17:53:05 EDT 2015||Deborah Efron||Bellevue, WA|
|5441||Fri Mar 06 03:03:17 EST 2015||Christopher Pringer||Seattle, WA|
|5440||Wed Mar 04 21:04:13 EST 2015||Mark Wm. Therrien||Stockbridge, MA|
|5439||Wed Mar 04 21:02:07 EST 2015||Mark Wm. Therrien||Stockbridge, MA|
|5438||Wed Feb 25 22:44:05 EST 2015||JANINE STOKES||riverside, CA|
|5437||Mon Feb 23 21:08:33 EST 2015||Ellen Jamieson||Leonia, NJ|
|5436||Sat Feb 21 22:05:04 EST 2015||Ashley Bostyan||Rochester, MN|
|5435||Sat Feb 21 15:25:59 EST 2015||Carmen Alvarado||Burke, VA|
|5434||Sat Feb 21 15:15:04 EST 2015||Carmen Alvarado||Burke, VA|