Apparently, all it takes is a couple hundred phone calls to get a major corporation to bend to your personal discriminatory animus. This time it's Heinz, pulling a UK ad that featured two men kissing. Previously, of course, Dunkin' Donuts pulled an ad that, in the tiny mixed-up mind of Michelle Malkin, promoted murderous Palestinian extremism.
Guardian reports that "about 200 complaints" to the Advertising Standards Authority prompted Heinz to take down the ad. I don't know much about Brit viewership, but that sounds like a pretty small number.
Does this mean that I can get rid of commercials I don't like -- say, that infuriatingly catchy "CreditReport.com" jingle -- by getting 200 people to file complaints?