GoDaddy pulls controversial puppy commercial
The commercial features Buddy, a cute puppy, and a very obvious node to Budweiser’s ad made famous during last year’s Super Bowl. The backlash comes from the way the ad ends with Buddy getting shipped out after being sold online.
This morning we previewed GoDaddy’s Super Bowl spot on a popular talk show, and shortly after a controversy started to swirl about Buddy, our puppy, being sold online. The responses were emotional and direct. Many people urged us not to run the ad.