Go Daddy’s Superbowl ad got pulled before it will be seen on television after a firestorm swept across the internet from the commercial appearing on You tube.
The video was taken off of public status on You Tube by Go Daddy, but it is already being recirculated around the internet.
“We’ve made a tremendous amount of progress over the past two years, advancing the GoDaddy brand as a company that cares a great deal about small business and is in their corner to help them succeed. People increasingly know who we are, what we do and who we do it for. At the end of the day, our purpose at GoDaddy is to help small businesses around the world build a successful online presence. We hoped our ad would increase awareness of that cause. However, we underestimated the emotional response. And we heard that loud and clear.”
Puppy mills and breeders is a growing controversial subject that is becoming mainstream and is no longer limited to just the radical PETA like animal activists. The plight of dogs living in puppy mills and what they are subjected to is no longer a dark secret.
Before the firestorm hit, Hollywood insiders and publicity hounds were clamoring about how wonderful the commercial was and then had to backpedal. This is nothing new for Hollywood celebs and PR, who now seem to be jumping on the fanfare bandwagon of pet advocacy. Just within the last couple months two prime time shows targeted the dog lover and advocacy and someone had the bright idea of having Paris Hilton present the grand award of the evening, while holding her 20,000 dollar purebred fashion accessory… I mean dog.
Do you think this video goes too far or is it a harmless parody of the Budweiser commercial?