One Million Moms Calls for Clean Super Bowl Ads
TUPELO, Miss.—One Million Moms (1MM, www.onemillionmoms.com), a division of the American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net), knows that the Big Game on Sunday is a family affair, which is why the family advocate organization is urging NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to keep the entertainment and advertisements clean during Super Bowl LIII.
“We know Mr. Goodell weighs in heavily on these decisions,” said 1MM director Monica Cole. “Some of our supporters no longer watch NFL games, but for those families that still do, we are asking this year’s Super Bowl halftime show and commercials be kept family friendly.”
Cole also pointed out in an Action Alert to the One Million Moms audience that NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told the Army Times last year that the advertisement program “is designed for fans to commemorate and celebrate the game, players, teams, and the Super Bowl.”
“Fans would most definitely include children,” Cole added.
1MM is asking its friends and supporters to sign a petition to Goodell requesting Super Bowl LIII be kept suitable for all ages, as children will also be watching. Nearly 10,000 have signed thus far.
1MM works to warn parents about the television shows that are vulgar, blasphemous and downright trashy, while also urging them to make wise choices for their kids and take action against the shows that tear down society, as well as the advertisers that help keep them on the air.
In fact, IMM routinely calls out the advertisers that sponsor shows with disrespectful, controversial or inappropriate content, especially during the hours of the day when kids could be watching. Some of the recent 1MM successes have included the cancellation of shows such as “Once Upon a Time,” “Lucifer,” “The Mick,” “The Real O’Neals” and “Impastor.” Likewise, 1MM helped advertisers make the decision to pull commercials from “Teachers,” “American Housewife,” “Younger” and “Claws.”
For more information on One Million Moms, visit www.onemillionmoms.com; view the media page for AFA here. For more information on American Family Association, visit www.afa.net or follow AFA on Facebook or on Twitter @AmericanFamAssc.
To interview a representative from One Million Moms or the American Family Association, contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, 610.584.1096, ext. 105, or Jeff Tolson, ext. 108.