Cardinals Fan Gripes that a Hardee's Ad is Porn

Ryan Glasspiegel
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A St. Louis Cardinals fan, disappointed that he was ignored by the team’s owner Bill DeWitt Jr. and president Bill DeWitt III, wrote to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to voice his displeasure with a Hardee’s ad (maybe not the one above, but one like it) that aired during a game. He starts off with a hell of a lede:

His family was horrified:

It aired two more times:

They might as well be desecrating Stan Musial’s grave:

In all seriousness, though: While I’m not personally offended by the Hardee’s ads or pornography, there isn’t much, save for a couple turns of the imagination, that separates the two. The ads are also probably very effective. We’re talking about them, aren’t we? (Though, I haven’t eaten there in years, and I feel like I’m their target demographic.)

Unlike the internet, where you can choose what to click on — everyone who came to this story must have had some idea of what he/she was getting into — the ads are involuntary when you’re watching baseball, which is traditionally a wholesome family product. The letter-writer is easy to make fun of, but that doesn’t make him wrong.

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