GoDaddy has been forced to withdraw its Super Bowl ad featuring a lovable puppy after an animal rights petition collected more than 42,000 signatures in less than 24 hours. Following the outcry, GoDaddy decided to pull the ad, even yanking it from YouTube, but predictably, someone else put it right back up.
The ad, promoting selling puppies online, is supposed to be ironically humorous but animal rights activists certainly didn’t see it that way. Judge for yourself:
Personally, while I can perceive GoDaddy’s intent, the end result is something else… never take liberties involving cute little puppies or kids!
Or, perhaps GoDaddy was working on the theory that any publicity is good publicity.
What do you think?