Hershey Chocolates - Inappropriate TV visual in commercial for M&M's
M&Ms - Complaint
PENNSYLVANIA -- My complaint concerns the visual image of the Hershey M&M trying to prevent itself from being placed into an oven! I find the visual image to be quite disturbing. The background music/audio is saying something about all for love...and then you see the Hershey M&M yelling and holding on so as not to be placed into an oven.
If you Google "child placed into oven" or "woman places child in oven"...you will find that some children have suffered and some have died as a result. I was first made aware of such a sad story back in 1995...Chicago Tribune... a mother placed child in an oven in the school's cafeteria! The mental image has remained with me ever since I heard about it on the evening news!
I think this commercial should be pulled...it's too disturbing...especially when you can see and hear the M&M screaming and trying not to be placed in the oven.