Charges of racism are flying after an ad for the Utah State Fair was pulled from TV. The person who made the commercial — Jared Hess, who created 2004’s “Napoleon Dynamite” — says fair officials are reacting to having an African American in the commercial, and notes that radio ads that say the same thing are still airing.
Fair officials say the ads are too suggestive.
One official said the ad didn’t “incentivize” him to go to the fair. Apparently this commercial — from a few years ago and also produced by Hess — did.
So, here’s an early challenge to the Minnesota State Fair. Produce an ad that says “I love your ham, baby!” Please?