WW3 sponsored by Applebees.
We’re living in an episode of South Park.
— NUFF (@nuffsaidny) February 24, 2022
An Applebee’s spokesperson told Ad Age, “When we were made aware that our ad was placed in this manner, we immediately reached out to CNN to pause our advertising on their network. It never should have aired, and we are disappointed in the actions of the network.”
Applebees couldn’t get a Super Bowl commercial, so they took the WW3 CNN slot. Savage. https://t.co/3PWl7lW8Eu
— Drunk Jill Scott (@VeryBlesseth) February 24, 2022
Multiple outlets confirmed that CNN has removed picture-in-picture advertisements from its coverage of the Russia-Ukraine crisis. A CNN spokesperson said that picture-in-picture ad, also known as a “‘squeezeback’ ad,…have been removed from the coverage.”
the song works
ima order some chicken later from applebees https://t.co/9YiOhsTt91
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) February 24, 2022
According to Ad Age, “Clips of the jarring juxtaposition were captured and shared by multiple Twitter users and retweeted thousands of times…”