Despite some pressure from the Parents Television Council to refrain from advertising during America’s Got Talent, Pizza Hut has decided to remain with the show.
The PTC threatened Pizza Hut with a boycott if they stuck with AGT, as they protest the hiring of new judge Howard Stern, who is known for his lewd radio program. Two episodes of the new season have aired, and Stern was on his best behavior, leading Pizza Hut to keep their ads running during the show.
A rep for the Pizza company has confirmed the report to TMZ, saying; “Pizza Hut has no plans to remove its ads from the show — despite the Parents Television Council clamoring for sponsors to yank their support over the show’s new judge … shock jock Howard Stern. Pizza Hut strives to maintain the highest standards of quality and excellence in our communications to the public. Our advertisements are no exception, and are designed to draw attention to our products and appeal to a broad audience.”
Just another day, another drama, for the PTC.
The rep adds, “Unfortunately, we may not always success in generating a positive impact on every guest, and we apologize if our methods offend some.”