App for That

When Pigs Flirt: Christian Group Decries Bestiality in Geico Mobile App

"It is disgusting to see how the company takes lightly the act of bestiality."
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So you’re an insurance company, and you’ve got a snazzy new smartphone app that does things like helps your customers call for a tow truck when their car breaks down. Also, you have a reputation for memorable TV pitchmen (cavemen, lizards, etc.). Then before you know it, you shoot a 30-second spot for your app in which a comely dame propositions a talking pig and you’ve got a bunch of pissed off Christian ladies on your hands.

According to the Daily News, the conservative Christian group One Million Moms took issue with said Geico advertisement, calling the ad ‘repulsive’:

Maxwell the Geico pig goes on a date in Geico’s new piggy commercial. In Geico commercial, the pig and a young female are in a parked car on a lover’s lane. The car is actually broken down, but while sitting there the girl appears to be turned on by the pig. She hints that she wants to make out. She is disappointed when she learns the tow truck is on the way and they won’t be able to “pass the time.”

To the Christian group, the ad is evidence of Geico’s worrisome and casual views on bestiality. On the other hand, it’s a good thing Maxwell had that app.

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