Steven C. Anderson, the President of the National Restaurant Association, sent a letter to the head of Nationwide Insurance, asking the insurance firm to pull their Super Bowl ad featuring Kevin Federline working at a fast food restaurant. Anderson claims that the ad will depict fast food working conditions in a negative light. While this may be true, there’s a more significant underlying issue here – and I would suggest a minor edit to his letter:
We hope that these reports are inaccurate and that Nationwide will not be airing such an ad that would give the impression that
working in a restaurant is demeaning and unpleasantKevin Federline has the skills to work in a “fast food” restaurant. This would be a strong and a direct insult to the 12.8 million Americans who work in the restaurant industry.