Groupon Super Bowl Ad Pulled
The executives at the coupon company Groupon recently decided to stop airing some ads that had been created for the Superbowl that were deemed offensive and controversial after the general public saw them.
The advertisements featured Timothy Hutton, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Elizabeth Hurley seemingly mocking important political and environmental issues, causing many viewers to cry for the commercials to be pulled from the air.
Groupon recently showed the advertisements to the public for the first time during the Superbowl.
The commercials are filmed with the air of a public service announcement, and contain the celebrities discussing hot topics like the people in Tibet, endangered whales, and the loss of the rainforests.
In the commercial featuring Hutton, he says, “The people of Tibet are in trouble. Their very culture is in jeopardy. But they still whip up an amazing fish curry. And since 200 of us brought a Groupon.com, we got $30 of Tibetan food for $15 at Himalayan Restaurant in Chicago.”
After the ads were pulled from the air, a statement was released on the company blog by founder Andrew Mason, who said, “We hate that we offended people and we’re very sorry that we did. We don’t see the point in continuing to anger people.”*Sponsored Links*