Geico is being accused of promoting bestiality in their new commercial. One Million Moms — a conservative group that monitors children’s television programming — issued a statement calling the commercial “repulsive.”
According to a statement issued by One Million Moms, the Geico commercial featuring Maxwell the Pig promotes bestiality. The group has called for the car insurance company to retract the commercial from the air, according to The Daily Mail.
Geico has yet to comment.
In a statement posted on their website, One Million Moms claims:
“Geico has succeeded in offending its customers with this inappropriate advertisement. One Million Moms has received numerous complaints because Geico’s new commercial plays with the idea of bestiality. Parents find this type of advertising repulsive and unnecessary. Airing a commercial with an animal in it will surely grab children’s attention, but this is a horrible commercial for families to see. Geico does not have our children’s best interest in mind.”
The statement continues, stating, “The Geico marketing team may have thought this would be humorous, but it is disgusting to see how the company takes lightly the act of bestiality.”
The press released urges others to email their opposition to the company.
The commercial features Maxwell the Geico pig and a woman sitting in a parked car in the dark. The car is broken down, and, while Maxwell shows off his Geico app to call a tow truck, the woman suggest they find other ways to “pass the time.” She seems disappointed when he shows her the game Fruit Ninjas on his phone instead of taking the hint.
This isn’t the first time that a company has fielded complaints from the conservative group. Last years, One Million Moms confronted a Skittles ad in which a woman is seen making out with a walrus.
Bobby, a large walrus, is caught making out with an attractive blonde. When Bobby’s supposed girlfriend walks in on them, the “other woman” explains that Bobby is not really Bobby. The commercial was meant to advertise new Skittle flavors that don’t match the colored candy coating. The tagline — which is a bit vague — says, “Taste the Rainbow, Deceive the Rainbow.”
Geico has long used animals as their commercial “spokespersons.”
What do you think of Geico’s new ad? Bad taste of good humor?