NEW YORK (AP) – Taco Bell is pulling a TV ad after receiving complaints that it discouraged people from eating vegetables. The ad by the fast-food chain was touting its variety 12-pack of tacos, with a voiceover saying that bringing a vegetable tray to a party is “like punting on fourth and one.” It said that people secretly hate guests who bring vegetables to parties. The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a health advocacy group, this weekend urged people to tweet their complaints about the ad and the chain quickly made the decision to pull it. “We didn’t want anyone to misinterpret the intent of the ad,” says Rob Poetsch, a Taco Bell spokesman. The Center for Science in the Public Interest thanked Taco Bell for its speedy response.
Look if you bring broccoli to my party, I won’t secretly hate you. I will openly hate you for everyone to see. But here’s the thing – if you bring a 12 pack of Taco Bell to a party, you might be just as big of an asshole. I mean don’t get me wrong, I love 2 Cheesy Gordita Crunches from the drive through at 2am when I’m hammered drunk. But if I’m having a Super Bowl party and you bring me a 12 pack of soggy tacos you can get the fuck out right alongside the dude who brought the broccoli. Bring me beer, bring me wings. Bring some sort of bacon dip or some pigs in a blanket. Normal shit that people eat during football. Don’t bring me 10 bucks worth of tacos like I’m some Mexican celebrating The Day of the Dead or some shit.