MSNBC ran an ad for "Hardball" Thursday morning teasing a segment on Michelle Obama's image makeover. The ad featured background artwork of female silhouetted dancers while the phrase, "HER NEW OUTLOOK?" was displayed on the screen. When contacted, an MSNBC representative said the ad was pulled after only running "once or twice" because it was deemed "inappropriate." The full statement:
The artwork should not have been used, it was inappropriate. We pulled the spot this morning and it was re-done without those images.
Watch the "inappropriate" ad below ("inappropriate" artwork slo-mo'ed at end if you miss it):
From MSNBC, 6/19