We did it! Hasbro Pulls the Plug on the Pussycat Dolls

Thanks to your activism, Hasbro today announced that they were cancelling their planned line of dolls based on the Pussycat Dolls, a real-life burlesque troupe turned music group famous for their sexualized lyrics and dance routines.  On Monday, CCFC and Dads & Daughters launched a letter-writing campaign urging the toy giant to reverse its plan to market the blatantly eroticized dolls to girls as young as six.  Today, all of our efforts were rewarded when Hasbro issued the following statement:

CCFC Statement at the TIAA-CREF Annual Meeting

Statement at the TIAA-CREF Annual Meeting
Fern Gale Estrow, MS, RD, CDN
Private Nutrition Consultant, Educator and Speaker
Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood
July 19, 2005

My name is Fern Gale Estrow. I am a proxy representing a concerned TIAA-CREF shareholder.

I am representing the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC), a national coalition that counters the harmful effects of marketing to children.

CCFC’s Comments to the Federal Trade Commission: Industry’s Experiment in Self-Regulation Has Failed

On July 14-15, the Federal Trade Commission will hold a workshop on Marketing, Self-Regulation, and Childhood Obesity. In preparation for the workshop, CCFC submitted comments that declared the current system of advertising industry self-regulation a failure. The comments were signed by fifteen of CCFC’s member organizations.

Star Wars Food Promotions and Selected Nutritional Information

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith promotes unhealthy eating, according to a review conducted by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC). Sixteen separate food promotions feature twenty-five different products, most of which are devoid of nutrients, filled with empty calories and targeted directly to young children. A complete list of Star Wars: Episode III food and beverage promotions is below.

STAR WARS FOOD PROMOTIONS AND SELECTED NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION*

Senator Tom Harkin Wins 2005 Fred Rogers Integrity Award

Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) was the first recipient of the Fred Rogers Integrity Award.  In 2004, Senator Harkin risked the ire of corporate America by introducing the HeLP America Act, a bill that includes several provisions to protect children from commercial exploitation. Most importantly, the bill would reinstate the Federal Trade Commission's authority to restrict marketing to children; child-directed marketing has escalated exponentially since corporate lobbyists persuaded Congress to rescind the FTC's power to regulate advertising to children in 1980.

Frequently Asked Questions about the lawsuit against Viacom and Kellogg

On January 18, 2005, CCFC, the Center for Science in the Public Interest and two Massachussetts parents announced their intent to file suit against Viacom and Kellogg to stop them from marketing junk food to young children. Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about the suit.

 

What are you trying to gain by this lawsuit?

Parents and Advocates Will Sue Viacom & Kellogg; Lawsuit Aimed at Stopping Junk-Food Marketing to Children by Kellogg and Viacom’s Nickelodeon

Date of Release: 

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

January 18, 2005
For more information, contact:
Center for Science in the Public Interest (202) 332.9110
Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood 617-896-9369 

 

Parents and Advocates Will Sue Viacom & Kellogg
Lawsuit Aimed at Stopping Junk-Food Marketing to Children by Kellogg and Viacom’s Nickelodeon

Pernicious “Golden Marbles” Awards Roll Into the Sunset

After three years of protests led by the Stop Commercial Exploitation of Children coalition, the advertising and marketing industry’s Golden Marble Awards have been suspended. The Golden Marbles celebrated the “most successful” (read: most lucrative) corporate marketing to kids regardless of its affect on the well-being of children and families.

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