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GROUP CALLS FOR AD BOYCOTT OF GRAMMYS

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Targets Eminem; Asks Sponsors to Show 'Decency'

The Parents Television Council, a pro-family group which has targeted advertisers

The 43rd Grammy Awards show is sold out
of the World Wrestling Federation, is calling for advertisers to boycott CBS's Wednesday night telecast of the Grammy Awards because of controversial rapper Eminem's Grammy nomination and his scheduled performance on the show.

In a statement, the group suggested sponsors show "decency" and "responsibility." Saying Eminem's lyrics "glorify pornography, promote misogyny, glamorize violence and domestic abuse," the group said the show is promoting that same message by featuring him and sponsors are endorsing the message.

CBS has sold out its ads for the Grammy award show; advertisers include MasterCard, General Motors, Heineken USA, Dr Pepper, L'Oreal, and Target Stores, according to media executives.

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