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Carl’s Jr. Will No Longer Produce Racy, Sexist Ads

Carl’s Jr., one of four brands under CKE Restaurants including Hardee’s, has announced that it will stop producing racy ads for their fast food products. CKE Restaurant CEO Andy Puzder has claimed that the reason for the change in marketing strategy is that millennial men care more about “where do you source your beef” than…

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Statement: New Carl’s Jr. Commercial Objectifies Women to Sell Hamburgers

Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE  Washington, DC – Carl’s Jr., one of four brands under CKE Restaurants, recently released a controversial commercial where scantily clad women play volleyball over the Mexican border in order to promote a new Tex Mex burger. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) denounces this ad as…

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Carl’s Jr. Super Bowl Commercial Encourages Sexual Exploitation

By Sarah Purple, NCSE Intern As sexual exploitation becomes more and more mainstream, it has even become a part of one of America’s favorite pastimes – the Super Bowl. In the past, both commercials and halftime shows have become more and more sexualized (I’m sure we all remember the Janet Jackson incident). This year’s game, occurring…

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Hardee’s, YouTube, Verizon make ‘dirty dozen’ list (Washington Times)

Verizon, YouTube, Cosmopolitan magazine, and the parent company of Hardee’s restaurants are all part of the new “dirty dozen” list of entities that sell pornography or use explicit sexuality in their advertising.

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Join the Social Media campaign against @Carlsjr & @Hardees

 We are happy to join Beauty Redefined and many other groups in this effort! HERE’S WHAT YOU SHOULD DO! Share Travis’s photo below, or your own similar photo, asking others (especially 18- to 35-year-old men) to #cutthecarls. Take to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and all of social media to talk back to Carl’s Jr. and tell…

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In its restaurants Carls Jr. sells beef burgers, but in its TV commercials it serves up a broadcast pig

NEWS RELEASE from MORALITY IN MEDIA, Inc. NEW YORK (May 26, 2005) – On May 23, a California mother with elementary school children called Morality in Media to complain about a new Carl’s Jr. ad airing on broadcast TV starring Paris Hilton. Robert Peters, president of Morality in Media, had the following comment: “First it…

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