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ConAgra pulls 'It's called a Manwich!' videos after becoming aware of them, spokesman says

Update: ConAgra pulled three videos from YouTube on Thursday afternoon, after more than 40 people signed an online petition at Change.org:

Demand Manwich Pull Violent Ads from YouTube

Manwich launched a series of YouTube commercials featuring male characters who are interested in shopping, theater, and other non stereotypical male activities. Each commercial ends in a violent punch for the lead character and an over dub that says, "It's called a Manwich."

"We saw the petition letters come in," ConAgra spokesman Jeff Mochal told The Miami Herald Thursday afternoon. "They were created by the [Canadian advertising] agency and someone thought they were clever and posted them online. Here in the corporate office we weren't aware of it. We sent them a note and they took  them off."

Mochal said ConAgra never authorized the commercials to be aired on television.

Here's the original posting. Click the photos to view the videos.

Three Leo Burnett Toronto ads for ConAgra in Canada causing controversy:

shoes

Hair

musical

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Are you kidding me? Those ads are hilarious. Why pull them?
Dear "people-who-were-offended",
Do not watch TV ever. There is far more offensive material during cartoons.
Shield yourself from all human contact. Humor may offend you.

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