Utah State Fair Dumps Ads Featuring Black Man

They didn't fit 'flavor' of the fair
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Suggested by jeffster
Posted Sep 10, 2010 8:38 AM CDT

(Newser) – The Utah State Fair changed its ad campaign at the last minute ... because the soul-inspired spots featuring a black man singing about funnel cakes and pigs didn't meet "the demographics" or "flavor" of the fair, says the chairman. In their place, the Fair Board (which, the chairman says, did not preview the original ads before they started running) decided to re-run the spots from two years ago, starring a little girl and a cow. (Watch all three in the gallery.)

"People only see the ads for a week and a half or so, and then there's nothing else for a year," the chairman tells KSL.com. "If it's a good ad, why not use it? Our Napoleon Dynamite ad was a classic."
(Read more Utah State Fair stories.)

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