While many of us were busy fighting smaller battles, the Catholic League has been following up on its promise to campaign against Jon Stewart for his “vagina manger” segment. And not in vain, it seems, because Delta Airlines has pulled its advertising from The Daily Show.
In a press release, the League’s president, Bill Donohue, said, “I encourage everyone to choose Delta the next time they fly. We need to support advertisers who act responsibly.” BuzzFeed confirmed with Delta spokesperson Leslie Parker, who said, “We are constantly evaluating our advertising strategy and at this time no longer advertise during The Daily Show” — but “denied that the decision had anything to do with ‘any opinions expressed’ by the show.”
Nonetheless, the Catholic League is pleased, and is already moving to add pressure on its next target: Kellogg’s:
I also encourage everyone to continue to pressure Kellogg’s to pivot: they refuse to criticize Jon Stewart for his April 16 “vagina manger” stunt and indeed acted irresponsibly when they offered a lame response to our serious concerns.
Today, all the top management at Kellogg’s will receive a color photo of a naked woman with her legs spread and a nativity scene ornament in between. Let’s see if that jars them. Over 700 photos have been sent to leaders in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Donohue encouraged boycotting the company’s cereals.
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