Millions are being spent by KFC/Pizza Hut, 3Mobile and Starburst
(a division of the US giant Mars
to sponsor Channel 10's Big Brother
According to The Australian
of 26 April 2007, TV's most
popular website portal, with up to 1.5 million users per month, is now set to broadcast "video, nude shower photographs and
stories not suitable for under-15s." The Big Brother
TV show, Internet streaming and mobile phone broadcasting are
all sponsored by KFC
, yet another US company which also owns Pizza Hut), 3mobile
(mobile phone company which redirects all phonecalls to
India) and Starburst
(a division of Mars
These companies, according to The Australian
paid millions of dollars to reach an audience "across TV, mobile phones and the internet."
Last year, writing from
Canberra in the Tasmanian Mercury
(4 July 2006), Laura Anderson quotes Prime Minister John Howard as saying, "Get this
stupid program off the air." Kim Beazley says, "I don't like seeing young women treated that way." Trish Draper MP says,
"Time for Big Brother to go."
We at AFF agree with the Prime Minister and thinking political leaders (if that's not
a contradiction in terms) that Big Brother should be taken off the air, not rewarded with millions of dollars in corporate
We also understand that the Beattie ALP Govt in Queensland is also supporting Big Brother with his state's
tax dollars. Queenslanders can let Mr Beattie know how they feel about their tax dollars being used to broadcast "nude shower
photographs" by going to our Click and Lobby
page and clicking on Queensland. You can then email the Premier directly from this website.
Companies marketing a
family image and seeking the family dollar such as American companies KFC/Pizza Hut
should be held to account by the families of Australia. They are not promoting filth in the USA (or India!), but apparently
it's OK to contribute to the decline of standards in Australia.
The following companies that sponsor this program -
any and all of their products - will be boycotted by us at AFF as long as they continue to act in a manner that is not helping
We have asked for a full list of products marketed by Mars
, the products marketed by
3mobile and the products marketed by KFC/Pizza Hut
. That way we can know fully well which products or services to
boycott. You can ask them for the same list.
AFF would like to include the name of someone responsible from Mars
Confectionery of Australia
but were told they have a policy of not telling anyone the names of their board members or
CEO! They would also not give us an email address. If you know anyone that works for them, please ask and let us know.
you are concerned please contact the following sponsors of Big Brother's website:Starburst:
of Australia; PO Box 633, Ballarat VIC 3353, Ph: 03 5337 7000 Fax: 03 5337 7096 (Masterfoods brand is a division of Mars;
they have lots of products that we can boycott)3mobile:
FOK Kin-ning, Canning, Chairman; Hutchison Telecommunications
(Australia) Limited; PO Box 388; St Leonards NSW 1590 Ph: 02 9964 4646 Fax: 02 9964 4668 firstname.lastname@example.orgKFC:
Roger Eaton, Senior Vice President; Locked Bag 522; Frenchs
Forest NSW 2086 Ph 02 9930 3000 Fax:
02 9930 3001 email@example.com
...please help the women, children and families of Australia by honouring your word and placing the same simple restrictions
on X Rated material in the territories as already exist in each and every state.
The Prime Minister has, in the past,
has claimed to recognise the need to have the territories' laws concerning X rated material brought into line with the rest
of Australia. It is illegal to sell, hire of display an X Rated product in any state of Australia yet these same products
are easily accessible in the territories.
Help us make this an election year issue by emailing the PM and any and
all of his Cabinet Ministers, as well as your own federal MPs and Senators, and asking them to help you protect Australian
families from the proven harmful effect of pornography by placing the same simple restrictions on X Rated, hard core porn
in the territories as already exist in each state. Remember your members of parliament work for you. Keep writing them until
they act for you. Click and Lobby