Mr. Peanuts commercial paused after Kobe Bryant death
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Planters is reportedly rethinking its plans to kill off its Mr. Peanut mascot in the wake of Kobe Bryant’s death.
The company said in a statement to the marketing magazine “Ad Age” that it has paused all campaign activities to be sensitive to those impacted by Bryant’s death.
In an ad release last week, Planters killed off its spokesman of 104 years in an explosive car crash.
It then hit social media with a campaign geared at getting people to share their sympathies for the fictional character.
The campaign was supposed to culminate with a thirty-second spot featuring his funeral during the Super Bowl.
Planters will apparently keep its Super Bowl spot but is still evaluating its next steps “through a lens of sensitivity to those impacted by this tragedy.”