The evangelical Christian group One Million Moms (Twitter count: 3,647) is going after the makers of Kit Kat bars because they’re reminding consumers of “male genitalia.”
Here: Watch the ad. See if you can figure out what the problem is.
The inappropriate song playing in this commercial is called “Work It” by artist Missy Elliott and has no place in a candy bar commercial. This song is about sex, and the lyrics are extremely offensive. The song includes a word for male genitalia that is bleeped out by an elephant trumpet: “If ya got a big (phrrrrr), let me search it.” Everyone knows children repeat what they hear.
The commercial uses only a couple of lines from the song (hey, it’s only a 15-second spot), and most of it is gibberish. There’s no way a kid watches that commercial and comes away with sexual thoughts.
That said, I may have whispered “I want that in my mouth” a few times while watching it.
Leave it to right-wing Christians to watch a candy commercial and create a petition because it’ll inspire children to… make an elephant noise.