Casey Affleck's new ad for PETA has been banned by TV networks nationwide, including stations in his native Boston.
In a bid to show Food Network viewers what happens to animals before they’re fried, filleted, and fricasseed on TV, PETA tried to buy time during the network’s cooking programs for the 30-second ad, but advertising execs didn't have the stomach for it.
PETA then tried to place the ad on various major channels, including all eight broadcast stations in Boston. Ad execs who rejected the spot said that the scenes of animals in factory farms and slaughterhouses that flash across the screen as Affleck explains why he is a vegetarian were "too graphic."
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