Commercial said to be offensive to gay people
A TV advert starring Mr T has been taken off air.
The Snickers commercial has been deemed offensive to gay people.
In one scene, The A-Team star, 56, real name is Laurence Tureaud, tells a speed walker wearing hotpants that he is a ‘disgrace to the man race’.
He then fires Snickers bars at him until he breaks into a sprint.
It was made by the same agency behind the ad for Heinz Deli
Mayonnaise, featuring two men kissing, which was banned last month.
Chocolate maker Mars said the ad was supposed to be funny.
‘We understand that humour is highly
subjective, and it is never our intention to cause offence.
‘Accordingly, we have pulled the Mr T speed walker ad globally.’
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