GoDaddy Super Bowl Puppy Ad Causes Furor (video)


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:

http://youtu.be/ZjCUgPSYFio

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?


 

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Jim Hillier

Jim is the resident freeware aficionado at DCT. A computer veteran with 30+ years experience who first started writing about computers and tech back in the days when freeware was actually free. His first computer was a TRS-80 in the 1980s, he progressed through the Commodore series of computers before moving to PCs in the 1990s. Now retired (aka an old geezer), Jim retains his passion for all things tech and still enjoys building and repairing computers for a select clientele... as well as writing for DCT, of course.

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