Thursday, January 29, 2015

GoDaddy’s Super Bowl XLIX 2015 Commercial Mocks Budweiser’s Lost Puppy Dog Sentimental Ad

Now that you've just seen that 'Lost Puppy' Budweiser commercial, you'll understand why this vid was eventually pulled by 'GoDaddy' after the privately held internet domain registrar and web hosting company mocked the Budweiser ad which caught the attention of animal rights activists. (The uploader of this vid however, has managed to revive it once again. Now let's see how long this one stays up for)...

In GoDaddy's ad, which debuted Tuesday and has since been removed from the internet, Buddy, the golden retriever pup, gets bounced out of his owner's pickup truck and must make the voyage home. He gets there, only to be told that he has already been sold on the internet, with a site made from - you guessed it - GoDaddy.com.

Dog lovers did not love the ad. "Whether or not this was meant to be satirical, it's offensive. Essentially, GoDaddy is encouraging private breeding/puppy mills while shelter animals wait patiently for their forever homes or worse -- to be euthanized," wrote activist Helena Yurcho, who created a petition to have the ad removed on Change.org. 

That petition received more than 42,000 supporters in just hours so that, by Tuesday night, GoDaddy had taken down the Super Bowl spot. "We hoped our ad would increase awareness of that cause," wrote GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving in a blog post. "However, we underestimated the emotional response. And we heard that loud and clear."

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