One Million Moms’ petition calls for boycott of Dole products over ads featuring lesbian couple, suggestive sex talk

REPORTED BY: NYDAILYNEWS.COM
SEPTEMBER 12, 2020 09:02:25 PM
One Million Moms is calling for a boycott of Dole products for a series of company ads it finds offensive.

One Million Moms is clutching its collective pearls yet again.

The ultraconservative organization that called for a boycott of the Hallmark Channel in August for featuring a lesbian union in the movie “Wedding Every Weekend,” is now taking aim at three humorous Dole Fruit Bowls ads in which the phrase “fruit bowl” has a unique coded reference.

In the first ad, an older couple gripes that their grandchildren’s presence is crimping their sex life.

“With the grandkids home now, finding alone time is a challenge,” laments the wife.

“That’s why we have a secret love language,” explains the husband. “You in the mood for ‘fruit bowls?’” he asks his lady love.

“I would love some ‘fruit bowls,’” she knowingly replies. Just then, an adorable little girl blurts out, “Can I have some fruit bowls too?”

The grandmother then sighs while uttering, “We’re all eating a lot of fruit bowls, just not having a lot of ‘fruit bowls.’”

The second promo features a harried lesbian couple coping with their overexcited kids.

“Was it your idea to have ‘fruit bowls’ or was it mine?” asks one mom to her partner, a reference to their children.

The second mom then deadpans, “It was yours.”

The setup for Dole’s third ad is a young Asian-American couple dealing with their wild children amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Times are stressful, but we’re trying not to swear in front of the kids,” explains the young mom to the camera. “So we use ‘fruit bowl’ instead.

The camera then cuts to a montage of adolescent machinations.

“What the ‘fruit bowl?’” shouts the mom as she watches her daughter pour what appears to be a grape smoothie on her brother.

One Million Moms explains why it believes the commercials must be scrapped.

“The insinuations and tone in these ads are offensive because of what is represented, and the fact that children actually appear in the commercials is also disturbing,” the group writes on its homepage. “It’s sad that a well-known company has made a deliberate decision to produce a controversial commercial instead of a wholesome one.”

As of Saturday, One Million Moms had collected 15,246 signatures calling for the ads’ removal.

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