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|
|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||Nick 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|
|5547||Sun Jul 03 09:09:48 EDT 2016||Emily Foster||Florence, OR|
|5546||Thu Jun 09 12:35:44 EDT 2016||Bryan Todd||Pinole, CA|
|5545||Wed Jun 08 11:17:45 EDT 2016||Anonymous||Reno, NV||I don't even have children, but I find it ridiculous that even on public television we are being infiltrated by corporations. Enough already.|
|5544||Mon Jun 06 11:35:51 EDT 2016||Susan Beadnell||Wickenburg, AZ|
|5543||Mon May 30 23:20:01 EDT 2016||David Courrejou||Salinas, CA||You're kidding! This is the one place I would hope my kids would be safe from such commercial tricks.|
|5542||Sun May 22 15:52:42 EDT 2016||Kristen Clarke||Austin, TX|
|5541||Fri May 20 09:40:17 EDT 2016||Joshua Baggett||Dallas, TX||Unhealthy foods should not be advertised to children, who have not developed the faculties to discern advertised claims.|
|5540||Tue May 17 16:04:09 EDT 2016||Anonymous||Cape Canaveral, FL|
|5539||Fri May 13 04:06:39 EDT 2016||Refik Osmanovic||Portland, OR|
|5538||Thu May 12 19:51:52 EDT 2016||Peter Viglia II||Evergreen, CO|
|5537||Tue May 10 22:04:23 EDT 2016||Carole Shelton||Auburn, CA||My public support will return when YOU end this and other poor choice of support!|
|5536||Wed Apr 27 12:56:00 EDT 2016||Adam Kahn||O'Fallon, MO|
|5535||Tue Apr 26 07:15:37 EDT 2016||joe demarco||nunda, NY|
|5534||Tue Apr 05 09:14:32 EDT 2016||louis alves||snaville, GA|