GoDaddy’s Super Bowl XLIX 2015 Commercial Mocks Budweiser’s Lost Puppy Dog Sentimental Ad
Published on Jan 28, 2015
GoDaddy’s Super Bowl XLIX 2015 Commercial Mocks Budweiser’s lost Puppy Dog Sentimental Ad
GoDaddy Pulls Puppy Super Bowl Ad GoDaddy was going for warm and fuzzy, with a twist, this Super Bowl Sunday. But then animal rights groups got involved.
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."
PETA was pumped. "Go Daddy's now-yanked commercial showed that anyone who sells a dog online is a callous jerk. PETA liked that about the ad," said PETA Director Colleen O'Brien in a statement. "The sale of animals online and from pet stores and breeders should be roundly condemned, and it was today." Whether you’re a football fan or not, you can’t help but love the Budweiser Super Bowl commercials. But unfortunately, they’ve become a target for a GODaddy ad this year. Take our warning now, don’t get too attached to the sweet puppy in their ad. It looks like GoDaddy is taking a less sexual route this year with their Super Bowl ads and are going soft — or so they want you to think. The company is finding humor in toying with our emotions, along with poking fun at the use of adorable puppies in the Budweiser spots.
GoDaddy Mocks Budweiser’s Adorable Super Bowl Commercial GoDaddy’s ad starts out with a painfully adorable puppy, Buddy, bouncing out of the bed of a truck. He tries to run after the vehicle, but fails and winds up trying to find his way back to the farm.
He runs down a dirt roads, highways and across train tracks in order to get back to his family. At one point the poor little pup is seen shivering in the cold rain.
But then he happily finds his way home, just in time to be SOLD! Not quite the happy ending we were expecting, but then again GoDaddy is known for their humorous Super Bowl spots. Nothing is off limits when it comes to GoDaddy Super Bowl Commercials.
We've seen scantily clad women, a very gross kiss between a supermodel and a chubby guy, but now GoDaddy is taking on the biggest challenge yet: puppies!
It's supposed to be a funny take on those Budweiser commercials featuring a dog and the Clydesdale horses.
In the ad, a puppy falls out of the back of a truck but manages to make it home to his owners.
But just when you think you're about to get to the "awwww" moment, GoDaddy has a twist.
"I'm so glad you made it home… because I just sold you on this website I built with GoDaddy.com," his owner said in the commercial. The puppy is then put in a van and taken away.
Some say it's funny, others say it makes fun of puppy mills, something that's not a laughing matter.
An online petition to remove the ad had more than 40,000 signatures by Tuesday evening. GoDaddy pulls its puppy Super Bowl commercial GoDaddy pulls controversial Super Bowl ad after viewers protest GoDaddy announced Tuesday night that it would be pulling a planned Super Bowl ad titled “Journey Home” from the game and replacing it with another commercial after viewers were outraged. In the ad, a puppy named Buddy falls out of the back of a truck and is separated from his family, but manages to travel through harsh conditions and find his way home. january, advertisement
“I’m so glad you made it home… because I just sold you on this website I built with GoDaddy.com.”
Many viewers harshly criticized GoDaddy for promoting irresponsible breeding practices and the sale of animals. A Change.org petition to remove the ad from the Super Bowl has nearly 40,000 signatures by Tuesday evening. GoDaddy Pulls Controversial Puppy Commercial From Super Bowl The commercial caused outrage on social media, with many raising concerns about animal cruelty
Website-building service GoDaddy decided to pull its upcoming Super Bowl commercial and delete it from YouTube after people accused the firm of condoning the sale of puppies online.
The company issued a statement assuring the public that it had heeded their calls to nix the controversial ad, USA Today reported.