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One Million Moms Attacks Ragú For Supporting Opposite-Sex Sex

by David Badash on August 10, 2012

in Bigotry Watch,News

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One Million Moms, not satisfied for attacking supporters of same-sex marriage, is now attacking spaghetti sauce maker Ragú for supporting opposite-sex sex. (At least, we assume that’s what’s happening in the ad, below.) Yes, it would seem the American Family Association‘s email harvesting arm, One Million Moms, is in reality One Million Virgins who, via immaculate conception, have all become Christian mothers. No wonder they’re not satisfied with others having sex and (maybe) making babies.

“In the newest Ragu commercial, a young boy barges into his parents’ bedroom without knocking,” the plea on the One Million Moms’ Facebook page begins.

“We don’t see what he sees, but the cringe on his face and wide eyes tell us enough. This boy catches his parents in the act and walks away in shock. This entire ad not only makes someone lose their appetite, but Ragu is also being irresponsible in their new campaign. Instead of being helpful, it is harmful to children in the name of so-called humor. The Ragu commercial is inappropriate and tacky. The commercial has aired during the Olympics when families are likely watching. Click on link to Take Action and send Ragu (Unilever) an email letter urging them to no longer air offensive commercials and to pull their newest ‘Long Day of Childhood’ ad immediately.”

Frankly, the only thing offensive about the Ragú ad (video, below,) is that they broke the spaghetti when they tossed it into the pot of boiling water. That’s a big no-no! Shame on a supposedly Italian brand (they’re not) for that faux pas.

One Million Moms needs stop trying to police America. It’s not 1950 — although, frankly, this ad, were it done then and by their standards, would have worked just fine too. Sex isn’t dirty, ugly, nasty, or evil or wrong. Seriously, how did all those “one million” moms (more like 50,000, maybe,) become moms?

Meanwhile, others weighed in on the Ragú ad:

“It seems like a rather brazen move to make a kid-focused ad that so clearly alludes to sex, and premiere it during one of the most-watched, family-focused events in the world,” writes Joe Berkowitz at Fast Company, a popular business and leadership magazine. “That’s a tough balancing act, but BFG pulls it off, mostly through perfect casting. (The look on the little boy’s face as he recoils with horror seems like the kind of thing that will live on in the collective unconscious for a while.)”

On Ragu’s Facebook page, the reactions were mixed. All 806 “likes” and 489 comments. I’d call that a success, but I’ll leave you with the words of one commenter, Karl Dean: “Grow up America!”


Image: Facebook 

Hat tip: Joe.My.God.

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BearFlagCitizen August 10, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Honestly, there could be a LOT of things going on there that would give that reaction. The fact that One Million Moms first go to sex says a lot about how they obsess about sex. Who's the real perverts then?

Admit it, they want to drag the whole country kicking and screaming back to 1600s Puritanical New England.

KateFromMe August 10, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Actually, the Puritans would have told them to get over themselves, too. Odds are good that there was only one room for the family to sleep on, so the kids would have known when the parents were trying to breed. It was just part of life.

Now, the Victorians, on the other hand…

Lou Gagliardi August 10, 2012 at 1:00 pm

(I wish intense debate would let me separate the account from my WP account. Also, I learned from my great grandmother from Venice that it's perfectly fine to break the noodles. it means that even a small amount of pasta will get you more.)

OMM is ridiculous! First they attack SSM couples, then they attack opposite sex couplings. what the heck man!?

MichaelR3491 August 10, 2012 at 1:30 pm

A "traditional" family…Mom, Dad, Kid. Mom & Dad are apparently doing what God intended "traditional" Moms and Dads to do…making a little brother or sister for the Kid. Ragu injects a little humor into the scenario.

And 1 Million Moms takes offense. I really need to create a Macro so I can insert the word HYPOCRISY into my posts. My fingers are getting sore.

xianspamza August 10, 2012 at 2:21 pm

One Million Moms needs to spend more time with their own kids and stop worrying so much about everyone else's. Sheila Broflovski from South Park is always what comes to mind when I hear anything out of these idiots.

lepidopteryx August 12, 2012 at 12:52 pm

I object to this ad as well. Ragu's ad is deceptive. Spaghetti isn't going to make it all better. Everyone knows that when the kid walks in on you and the SO making the beast with two backs, the only food that will erase the scars from his little brain is fish sticks and French fries.

TyNolan August 12, 2012 at 4:27 pm

In my own mind, the kid opens the door and is horrified to see his mother on the computer, joining the Million Moms group while his father nods in approval. If I were the kid, I would reach pass the ragu and grab a bottle of bourbon.

DarthEVaderCheney December 1, 2012 at 12:18 am

Why not just re-name them OMMD (One Million Moms-Duhhh!), or OMS (One Million Slu*s. Same thing, different phrases.

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