Financially neutered tax preparation company H&R Block -- the company who has been sued by the Attorneys General of 41 states over various consumer protection issues-- has pulled their advertising from MTV's kiddie-porn show "Skins", just weeks after pulling advertising from the world's leading satire site, The Spoof.
"H&R Block has a moral obligation to not advertise our tax preparation and financial products on a show that shows teen boobies," said H&R Block CEO Alan Bennett.
'Skins, which is an adaptation of the British show "Steptoe and Son," is really a very simple and, in fact rather old-fashioned television series about intense teen issues, such a unrequited love, concerns about college admission, and being able to perform analingus while using i.v. drugs and taking the Lord's name in vain, just so the "cool "kids" like you.
Block also pulled its advertising from The Spoof, once executives typed "H&R Block" into the story search feature.
"We were very excited to see so many 'The Spoof' articles about us," said H&R Block Chief Marketing Manager Turtle Little-John. "Then we began reading them." *
Nevertheless, H&R Block's double-standards are not lost on everyone.
"H&R Block pulled their advertising? H&R Block?" asked MTV President Martha Quinn. "The company who f--ked up their own federal and state taxes four years in a row? They're taking the moral high road?"
"Look, I know that the next Wall Street Journal headline about me will read 'Former CEO To Receive Lump Sum Severance Payment After Disappointing Tax Season,'" Bennett continued. "But I have to demonstrate some evidence of an internal ethical barometer. I'll need a new job in May."