Friday, January 21, 2011
Taco Bell Disses Its Target Market
By Ian Froeb
on Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 12:00 PM
, an American remake of a British show in which actual teenagers play fictional teenagers who do the naughty things that actual teenagers do, like drink, take drugs and have the sex.
The show is already under fire from the Parents Television Council as being "dangerous" for children, and MTV executives are reportedly worried that future episodes could violate child-pornography laws.
In light of this, the Hollywood Reporter
) reports that Taco Bell has pulled its ads from Skins
Spokesperson Rob Poetsch tells The Hollywood Reporter, "We advertise on a variety of MTV programs that reach our core demographic of 18 to 34 year olds, which included the premiere episode of Skins."
"Upon further review, we've decided that the show is not a fit for our brand and have moved our advertising to other MTV programming," he added.
Excuse me? The brand that promotes the "Fourth Meal" is too proper for Skins
Your entire business model is based on youngsters getting smashed out of their minds and then showing up at two in the morning to shove melty, crunchy, cheesy crap down their gullets.
Seriously, the Crunchwrap Supreme is such an aphrodisiac for anonymous drunken sex that it should come with a free trial of Valtrex.
This week, MTV aired the premiere of