A new Uber Eats ad is being criticised for showing a peanut allergy
"Perpetuating this offensive joke is unacceptable Uber Eats."
The recent Uber Eats Super Bowl commercial seems pretty stupid. It's about how you forget something to remember that Uber Eats can deliver you groceries. It is filled with celebrities, and in about three seconds of the one-minute ad, it features someone with a peanut allergy forgetting there are peanuts in peanut butter.
Those who do suffer with food allergies didn't find this short clip funny, and have expressed their displeasure to Uber Eats. Food Allergy Canada has written a letter and is asking people to write to Uber to inform them that they need to edit their Super Bowl ad.
JD Arland, a sports content manager from Indiana, said the following to the BBC: "I have been ruthlessly bullied throughout my life by this stereotypical depiction of anaphylaxis. Perpetuating this offensive joke is unacceptable Uber Eats."
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Arland explained that this could be an opportunity to educate people on the effects allergies have on ordering food and how hard it can be.
What do you think? Is this an overreaction or a justified response to the advert?