Was Veggie Sex PETA Ad really banned by NBC Universal?
Associated Content questions if NBC actually banned PETA's would-be Superbowl ad Veggie Sex and whether instead PETA made up the rejection as part of a publicity hoax. Pictured above is the actual signature line from the NBC email to PETA which the animal rights organization posts on its blog as proof. Again, we'll give you more when you peek beneath our fold.Associated Content first makes the point that the purported email memo asks PETA to edit the commercial, which is different than an actual rejection and further:
PETA has uploaded a PDF copy of the memo, which is not on NBC letterhead but is signed by a Victoria Morgan. There is a Linkedin profile for a Victoria Morgan, who works at NBC, lending credence to the fact that memo is indeed real. Her job title on LinkedIn matches that on the memo: Vice President Advertising Standards at NBC Universal. Either this is a real memo, or PETA knows how to set up a good hoax.
Here's a screenshot of the PDF posted to PETA's site:WATCH PETA's Veggie Sex commercial here »
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