From JCPenney to Nabisco to Chobani, One Million Moms (actually about 80,000 people) has targeted companies that do not portray messages they believe children need to see. Campbell’s Soup is the latest company to catch their attention.
Their new ad campaign, #RealRealLife shows all kinds of American families enjoying soup…including one family with two fathers.
The ad, which shows two dad’s feeding their son soup as Darth Vader and saying “Cooper, I am your father,” then showing the next father saying “No, I am your father,” upset the group.
“A homosexual ‘married’ couple is featured prominently with a young boy (their son) in the new Campbell’s Soup advertisement,” their website says. “How confusing for this little boy and for all children viewing this commercial. Obviously, Campbell’s is sending the message that homosexual men are raising children, whom they wouldn’t have if a woman wasn’t involved, and they are ok with it.”
“Campbell’s Soup is glorifying this unnatural marriage,” it continues. “One Million Moms believe family is based on love, but this does not justify normalizing sin…This gay-inclusive commercial is attempting to desensitize viewers. There is concern about the way this ad is pushing the LGBT agenda, but an even greater concern is the way that they are attempting to redefine ‘family’ and ‘real marriage.’”
Stephen Colbert agreed the advertisement did feature a non-traditional marriage.
“I’m talking of course, of the union between Campbell’s Soup and Star Wars,” he said on The Late Show. “May the forced product integration be with you.”
He addressed One Million Moms, whom he said seem to promote fundamental Christian values by getting mad at television commercials.
While One Million Moms claims this is a “marketing decision Campbell’s will regret,” Colbert disagrees.
“Yes, nothing will teach Campbell’s a lesson more than free publicity,” he said. “I mean, if it wasn’t for those one million moms I wouldn’t have shown that whole commercial just now. That’ll teach ya.”
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