I want their latest commercial  to stop airing on primetime television
  • Petitioned Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.

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Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.

I want their latest commercial to stop airing on primetime television

    1. Laura Gonzales
    2. Petition by

      Laura Gonzales

      Selma, CA

This is important because the latest commercial featuring the swim suit model, Kate Upton and the South West Patty Melt is inappropriate for family audiences, especially during the broadcast of the top-rated family show American Idol on Fox. In the past CKE Inc. has aired similar suggestive advertisements, however this one tops them all. The previous commercial with the Turkey bikini is using sex to sell, but in a more playful way. Like of course a bikini is going to get attention so they put hamburgers on a bikini. But it does not explicitly mention or portray sex. The newest commercial however, is explicit in that it actually implies that the girl is pleasuring herself in a sexual way. This sexually explicit material is not even portrayed on prime-time drama that is aimed for adults on network television, ABC, Fox, NBC, etc. why should it be appropriate for a commercial-no less a fast-food commercial?

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Carl's Jr. Response... Sound familiar?

      Laura Gonzales
      Petition Organizer

      Below is the email I received from Carl's Jr./Hardees after I made a negative comment about their new commercial. This is also the same email that a friend received...SAME...every word. It sounds like they are really concerned at first, but after you find out that they send everyone the same thing this becomes very impersonal. Do they even read the complaints? How do we get them to really listen?

      Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We regret that you were displeased with our advertising promotion. CKE Restaurants, Inc., owner and franchisor of Carl?s Jr. and
      Hardee's restaurants, adopts a creative approach to our advertising. We do not aim to offend anyone with our efforts, but merely to offer entertaining content. We understand that not everyone may view our advertising the same way, so we respect all views and welcome all comments. Your feedback is very important to us. Thank you.


      Jay Williams
      Guest Relations
      CKE Restaurants

    3. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • sheri galloway LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      this is so wrong for an all family national league baseball game. please just sponser adult material.

    • C Rice BOISE, ID
      • over 2 years ago

      If ever Carl's Jr was looking for a way for people to STOP coming to there, this would be it.

    • w w SAN DIEGO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      the add is soft core porn! use men not women next time carls jr! show cock not boobs!

    • Pamela Stowe WILDOMAR, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      This commercial is explicit and our children should not be exposed to this!!! Not on prime time television!

    • Suzanna Tolman BOISE, ID
      • over 2 years ago

      Sexually explicit material is appropriate for younger viewers. As a social scientist I continually read about the dangers of children being exposed to sexual media at a young age. Carls Jr is not selling hamburgers to children, they are selling sex. In all honesty, who wants our young rising generation to be more addicted to sex than the current generation?


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