Family Advocacy Group Succeeds in Pulling 91 Advertisers from Playboy TV Show

Tue Nov 22, 2005 - 12:15 pm EST

By Terry Vanderheyden

TAMPA, November 22, 2005 ( – A Florida family advocacy group’s e-mail campaign has succeeded in deterring 91 companies from advertising on Playboy’s “Girls Next door” television show, but the group cautions that the battle is not over.Â

“This severe loss of advertisers appears to have influenced the Entertainment Channel (E!) to reduce the number of times the program airs each week from 20 to six,” said Florida Family Association Executive Director David Caton. “Fourteen episodes representing seven hours of air time have been cut from this show. Your emails to advertisers have influenced a 70% reduction in the number of times this pornographic show airs each week.”

Some of the more recent additions to the list of companies that have favorably responded to the campaign since it began August 8 include the Home Depot, Allergan, and Avon, however a significant number of advertisers still use the pornographic medium to sell their wares. Some of the new companies who have signed on to advertise on the Playboy’s “Girls Next Door” show include: Panasonic Corporation of North America, Barr Pharmaceuticals (Seasonale), Sepracor (Lunesta), Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (First Response) and Samsung. Repeat advertisers include: Columbia Sportswear Company, Anheuser-Busch, LG Infocomm U.S.A., Inc., Best Buy and Sprint Nextel.

“It is important that we continue sending emails to companies that currently advertise on this program,” emphasized Caton. “Playboy’s new unrestricted, advertiser supported television show must be opposed now before it is accepted in the market place, allowed to become more explicit and copied by other porn companies. Please send your emails to encourage these companies to stop supporting Playboy’s ‘Girls Next Door’ with their advertising dollars.”

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