Italian American One Voice Coalition Denounces Offensive AFLAC Commercial

Jan 15, 2014 1136

The Italian American One Voice Coalition (IAOVC), an anti-defamation group that includes multiple Italian American organizations, expressed dismay and disgust with the airing of the recent AFLAC commercial, depicting the kidnapping of the iconic AFLAC Duck by characters that are clearly meant to portray Italian Americans in a bad light.

"The Ad uses negative stereotypes of characters obviously meant to portray Italian Americans which are unacceptable and should be immediately removed," said Manny Alfano, IAOVC President in a letter to AFLAC representatives. "The commercial's intent is to ridicule Italian Americans – and an apology is in order."

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