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Published: Wednesday, Sept. 3 2014 11:00 p.m. MDT

Updated: Wednesday, Sept. 3 2014 11:00 p.m. MDT

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Dragline
Orem, UT

How about standing against racy ads and bad food.

HS Sport Dude
Salt Lake City, UT

Find a real cause. This one is silly.

Clark W. Griswold
Sandy, Utah

I'll still be eating at Carl's Jr.

Laura Ann
Layton, UT

I'm pretty sure that the 'beautiful, talent, and intelligent' women in these commercials are smart enough not to eat those hamburgers. They are filled with calories! Those sexy bikinis would definitely not be sexy on them anymore!

I know it. I Live it. I Love it.
Provo, UT

I'm LDS. I don't like that women are treated like objects. But sometimes boycotting brings more attention and harm. The best course is to simply go your way and do good. Targeting someone or their business is exactly that, targeting... to pick a fight. Fighting breeds stubbornness, not change.

I respect the fact that Carl's started making some of their stuff in-house when other chains were shipping frozen food only. They don't do everything right. But they have made progress. I prefer their breakfast food to other chains.

As long as they don't start showing two guys getting married in their commercial, I'm still going to go there. We have bigger fish to fry than a woman in a bikini. It's not great, at all. There is just far worse on T.V. and a better way to deal with it than a boycott.

lib1
Provo, UT

We need more people speaking up against sexually-charged marketing gimmicks like Carl's Jr. uses. Keep it up, ladies! I admire your efforts, and please do not pay any attention to your detractors. You are making our society a better place.

I have to say, these corporately-produced, silicon-fused images of sexuality are just as unhealthy as their food.

1Reader
Sunnyvale, CA

These girls will go down as being several decades ahead of Society. This is important work.

Open and honest
Manchester, 00

One assumes these sisters will move on to call for potential students to boycott BYU unless and until that university changes their cheerleader uniforms for something more modest.

MsStanley
Sewell/USA, NJ

As usual, these well meaning sisters are late to the game. Greg Trimble already blogged about this subject last month, calling Carl's Jr out over their overly sexual ads, inspiring many to contact the company over the issue. Old news.

Michael Matthews
Omaha, NE

I will continue to avoid Carl's Jr for this exact reason. As I do so, I will help my kids and friends develop brand association with other restaurants. Eat away Clark and Dude. You will help your kids and friends associate with Carls Jr. You speak with your wallet. I will speak with mine.

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

So many ads...so little time.
I wonder why they picked Carl's? There are so many to choose from, you know.

JT4
Salt Lake City, UT

Unfortunately, until you can get the women in the ads to get on board and stop accepting the big paychecks to allow themselves to be objectified, this will go nowhere. The idea is great, but *all* women need to be united against it to get it work.

nmjim
SANDIA PARK, NM

We stopped dining at Carl's Jr. since we first noticed these ads a couple years ago.
The idea that eating a certain brand of burger is associated with pretty babes with no clothes on is downright ridiculous and offensive.

BurgandyW
South Jordan, UT

I would guess that most of the people making negative comments on this article are men. If only they had any idea how these commercials made women feel. Thanks ladies for standing up for a good cause! Keep it up!

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

These women are perfectly within their rights to speak out against what they find objectionable.

This is the free market and capitalism at work. I applaud them for taking a stand whether I agree with them or not.

Just remember. It cuts both ways.

Be consistent.

OlderGreg
USA, CA

Not just the girls. What about the dufus guys being portrayed?

Pragmatic
Salt Lake City, UT

And I imagine they are members of Ordain Women too! Everybody needs to relax and calm down. Come on Sisters, accept things the way they are.

GZE
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

I like the burgers at Carls more than any other fast food but I don't eat there because of their advertisements. My choice.

To "I Know It" - who says - As long as they don't start showing two guys getting married in their commercial, I'm still going to go there. We have bigger fish to fry than a woman in a bikini.

Really? Objectifying women is fine; showcasing equality is bad.

We all have our causes, I guess.

Lagomorph
Salt Lake City, UT

"The women in our award-winning ads are intelligent, talented and beautiful..."

Re Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and Heidi Klum: "Intelligence" and "talent" are two words not commonly associated with at least two of these celebrities. "Vapid" and "famous for being famous" come to mind.

"We have only the greatest respect for women..."
"We believe in putting hot models in our commercials..."

One obvious sign of respect for women would be not describing your female employees as "hot."

Article: "The twins are members of [the LDS Church], but run their nonprofit, formally established in 2011, as a secular organization. They don't talk about their faith in their speaking engagements around the country..."

It looks like the Kites have made some effort not to be identified as a specifically LDS cause, yet the DesNews chose to make that their primary identifier in its headline. Why?

Sneaky Jimmy
Bay Area, CA

Some random thoughts:
1) Deseret News gives free publicity to so called "non profits" that are creating crusades to increase the number of speaking engagements and supposedly revenue.
2) Secular organizations not affiliated with the LDS church get more paid speaking engagements in the broader Christian world.
3) There are many more heinous crimes against women being perpetrated every day in the state and nation.

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