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Frosty The Inappropriate Snowman

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CBS aired a commercial featuring the characters of the popular animated children’s film, Frosty the Snowman.  The holiday cartoon was mixed with two CBS shows  – How I Met Your Mother and Two and a Half Men.  The advertisement showed the snowman going to a strip club with friends and contains sexual references.  People are outraged because of the connection of the childhood cartoon to sex.  I agree, I think that it is outrageous for the network to use a childhood favorite in this context.  Although now a days there is not much of a boundary between children and sex I feel as though especially during the holiday season advertisements should be kept cheerful and appropriate.  Many people do find the advertisement hilarious and say that it is all in good fun, but everyone else just can’t understand why there would be a connection between Frosty and a strip club.

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Written by amandaschultz1

December 8, 2009 at 6:42 pm

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