Thursday, April 05, 2007

Frank Thomas beats children

An ad featuring Toronto Blue Jays star Frank 'Big Hurt' Thomas has been pulled from television. Canadian regulators demanded changes to the above commercial featuring the Blue Jays slugger engaged in a pillow fight with kids."They said the child landing on the floor may have left the impression that he was hurt," said Laurel Lindsay, the Blue Jays' vice-president of marketing.

How the hell does this advertisement get banned from television? This isn’t any worse than seeing Bela Karolyi abuse teenage gymnasts on live TV. Sure everyone loves him after he carried Kerri Strug away from the vault for the gold. But if she doesn’t stick that landing its another round of diet pills and laxatives.

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