Rob Schneider Dropped By State Farm For Being An Anti-Vaxxer
Because the Internet has been a nightmare Ouroboros lately, here’s a story where online activism actually accomplished something by getting State Farm to drop Rob Schneider for being a retarded anti-vaxxer who thinks vaccines cause autism which they don’t. PR Week reports via Uproxx:
The activists have encouraged consumers with State Farm policies to get involved by contacting their agents and telling them that “someone who publicly states dangerous opinions should not be a spokesperson for a health insurance company.”
Phil Supple, State Farm’s director of public affairs, told PRWeek that the company’s advertising is intended to inform and entertain, but Schneider’s ad had the opposite effect.
“[Schneider’s] ad has unintentionally been used as a platform for discussion unrelated to the products and services we provide,” he said. “With that, we are working to remove the ad from our rotation at this time.”
Oh, wait, never mind. State Farm didn’t drop Rob Schneider out of concern for propping up the shockingly small amount of idiots it takes to medically fuck us all. (Thanks, California.) It did it because the commercial made people talk about a serious and dangerous issue instead of going, “Oh, look, a really old SNL sketch. Let’s buy State Farm Insurance!” Fuck it. I’ll take it. I don’t even care anymore. *swigs scotch* What’re you looking at?!