There is an effort to boycott David Letterman. If you do not know about Letterman’s vile comments about Sarah Palin and her daughters, you’ll find the story here. In the meantime, many of us are hoping to cause the man some grief. Olive Garden restaurant has pulled their ads on the Late Show with David Letterman for the remainder of this year in response his ugly screed and comments from customers. Bloggers are compiling advertiser lists of those continuing to support the program…as well as those who have pulled their support. The boycott of Letterman is underway.
The idea is to focus the boycott on those with a portfolio of “family friendly” products, especially the things our kids love – those products that we purchase on nearly every trip to the local market. HillBuzz suggests we start with this list of four:
1) Hellmann’s Mayo: includes Dijonnaise Mustard, Deli Mustard, Honey Mustard, Tartar Sauce, Sandwich Spread
2) Kelloggs: includes Rice Krispies, Cocoa Krispies, Corn Flakes, Frosted Flakes, Keeblers, Crispix Mix – to mention just a few.
3) Mars Candy: includes Snickers, M&M’s, Skittles, Twix, Dove, Starburst, Mars Bar
4) Johnson & Johnson: Aveeno & KY Brand
5) The Olive Garden – adds pulled for remainder of 2009
Update: Olive Garden is saying that they did not cancel Letterman – but that the contract expired. More as available.
On the Border Restaurants
Embassy Suites “A Proud Member of “The Hilton Family”
Visit RedState.com, HillBuzz or WyBlog for contact information. Mailing addresses, 800 numbers, email addresses and fax numbers are available for most. I’ll be contacting everyone that I can, and I hope you do the same. As always, be polite but firm; let them know their company will lose your business permanently unless they act quickly.
I’ll try to keep on top of this list, and I’m sure Wyblog, RedState, and HillBuzz will do the same