Kirby Heyborne Mr T commercial

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Kirby Heyborne is in a new Snickers commercial with Mr T. Mr T shoots Kirby with Snickers bars because Kirby doesn’t “run like a man”.

I wonder what sort of response from the Mormons he will get now.

33 thoughts on “Kirby Heyborne Mr T commercial

  1. Well, he is in an ad for chocolate which contains caffeine which is “against the word of wisdom”, so you know that this is now his 2nd strike…his next commercial for white flour will have him banished to the 10th circle of hell for sure.


  2. Awesome…that’s all I can say.

    IIRC, didn’t it get pulled because of complaints from homosexual rights groups? They didn’t like the way Heyborne looked…kinda femmy? And “get some nuts”? (Which, from an advertising perspective is pure brilliance)

  3. I think it was something like that, but apparently groups in the UK don’t feel the same way, they find it hilarious. The funny thing is, I think the ‘homosexual’ slant is reading too much into it, he is speedwalking, not just walking fast, so of course his body will move that way. I just find it hilarious, especially as he gets pelted with the bars and then starts running :) And Mr T is ALWAYS funny, especially his macho stance.

  4. My understanding is they thought it was offencive because he was told to be macho, not because of the way he was walking.

  5. I loved “Make 7-Up Yours” thanks for the reminder that it existed, totally made me chuckle.

  6. That was funny. The ‘sensitive people’ need to change channels if they don’t like it. Mr. T’s character says nothing like “Hey homo, quit acting gay”

    Let’s all face the facts that speedwalking is not common and has a seemingly odd movement.

  7. a lot of people don’t wear their garments when they exercise and just because he is dressed like this for this commercial doesn’t mean he isn’t wearing them. I am one of the few who wear mine when I work out and I have members who think I am strange for doing that.

  8. Seriously we are now going to judge, based on this commercial, whether or not this man wears his garments anymore? My suspicions/frustrations about the culture of the church are hard to supress when I hear stuff like that.

    What is it about our culture that drives us to evaluate other individuals decisions? Is it our insecurity in our own choices and the supposed need to use others to feel better about ourselves? Don’t feel like this a criticism just an observation that in my opinion there is an increasing amount of jealousy and comparison between us, especially in the church. Like someone elses decision really effects your salvation or impacts your life in some meaningful way. If you don’t like what someone else is doing, don’t do it. Feeling frustrated because someone seems to “get away” with objectionable behaviour only makes it seem like you are jealous of their behaviour.

  9. Tyler

    It is human nature (or just pure mote versus beam) for people to condemn others for what they ‘think’ or assume they should be doing. It’s really rather sad. I have too much to worry about in my own life to stress whether Kirby Heyborne or anyone else for that matter is doing everything they should.

    But you do notice that person is anonymous therefore they don’t want to publicise their criticism.

  10. Did you see the church has come out with a more Sport/compression garment bottom for men?
    I ordered two last week, do not know how they will be.

  11. I could care less what this cat does with his life. I just don’t want to hear him say he did the Miller Lite commercial because his family needed the money. Looks like he has zero problems drumming up more work.

  12. I know Kirby well, he lives in my ward and is one of the most thoughtful, intelligent and faithful people I know.
    I was shocked as well as anyone with the recent flow of events. He is a working actor, in this business of so many who “act” but don’t work, hey, he has a family to support as well as a career to do. He will pay a heavy price for the Miller thing, but don’t for a second think he’s not sweating for work. He’s not rich off of movies he’s done for the LDS market, that’s for sure. I don’t know if I would make the same choices he is but I’m not him, this is a hard business to be in, and he is determined to make it. I hope he does.

  13. Why will he pay a heavy price for the Miller commercial? Oh wait, I know, because members can’;t help but vilify him. He DIDN’T DO ANYTHING WRONG. He didn’t drink it, he was in the commercial for pete’s sake. If he played a murderer in a commercial would people be freaking out that he is condoning murder? Good grief.

  14. Here are a few quotes from Elder Dallin H. Oaks from a talk entitled “Brother’s Keeper”. I pulled this from another site where someone else referenced it, so I won’t claim that I discovered the talk, but I think it aptly answers all of the Heyborne apologists. Please remember folks, this man is an Apostle of the Lord!

    Here are a few quotes from it:

    “Christian standards should also apply to those who earn a living by selling or advertising products in the marketplace…

    “Sister Oaks called my attention to a similar example in the world of advertising. The magazine Womens Sports and Fitness does not accept cigarette ads, thus foregoing much-needed revenue. A woman columnist and physician, Dr. Joan Ullyot, praised this policy and contrasted it to the practice of another organization:

    ’I am dismayed that a prominent womens sport, tennis, continues to take support from a cigarette company. Surely the top women in this sport, none of whom smoke, have the [courage] to say no to this hypocrisy and stop lending their names and prestige to sanction and glamorize a lethal product. Any role model in sport who accepts support or sponsorship from a company whose products destroy health and fitness should take a hard look at what she is, by association, endorsing’(Womens Sports and Fitness, Sept. 1986, p. 12).

    “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if this same attitude of looking after the interests of others governed Latter-day Saints who are making a profit from the sale or promotion of alcoholic beverages? Consider the terrible effects of alcohol. Alcohol-related accidents are the leading cause of death of those under twenty-five. The physical, social, and financial effects of alcohol ruin marriages and family life. By dulling inhibitions, alcohol leads to untold numbers of crimes and moral transgressions. Alcohol is the number one addictive drug in our day.

    “The consumption of alcohol is increasing among youth. Targeting young audiences, advertisers portray beer and wine as joyful, socially desirable, and harmless. Producers are promoting new types of alcoholic beverages as competitors in the huge soft-drink market. Grocery and convenience stores and gas stations stock alcoholic beverages side by side with soda pop. Can Christians who are involved in this commerce be indifferent to the physical and moral effects of the alcohol from which they are making their profits?”

    “Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints should not be involved in employment or other activities upon which they cannot conscientiously ask the blessings of the Lord.”

  15. But this is a prophet guiding us (yes, Elder Oaks is a prophet). I am not saying Kirby made the right choice. I am saying we all have enough to work on in our own lives to not live in judgment of someone else. The decisions he has made are between he and the Lord. Members need to look in their own backyards before deciding to live in judgment of someone else.

    Am I my brother’s keeper? Yes, to lift up and comfort and help, not to tell him he is going to hell because he made a choice he should not have. Do I have a responsibility towards my children to teach them the right way to go? Yes. But Kirby is not my child, and my stewardship is not over him.

    I would suggest he is not under your stewardship either.

  16. And no where in your quote did it say we should tell Kirby or anyone else how to live. Only how we should live our lives. This is the issue I have. People who are so self righteous they can’t help telling everyone else what to do but seem to think they are on a higher level and have to set everyone else straight.

  17. Oh and I am certainly not a ‘Kirby Apologist’. I am not even a fan of his. I just think it is amazing that people have nothing better to do then tell Kirby how to live when they have yet to reach exaltation themselves.

    Jesus Christ had something to say about that.

  18. Nor am I suggesting that he is under my stewardship. You’re are taking the reference out of context, & seem awfully defensive about the topic. At no point in the comment did I suggest that I was judging Kirby, or that I am in a position to do so. In fact, you assuming that I am self righteous & making such inflammatory accusations, wouldn’t that suggest that you are judging me? All I am simply saying is that we as saints have a responsibility to put our best foot forward. Elder Oaks is in a position to counsel the saints. Avoid the appearance of evil.

  19. Mary I appreciate your insight. You are obviously well spoken, & articulate your thoughts succinctly. I agree with you, that we all have to work on ourselves, & that should be our focus. There is not one amongst us that is without sin. I appreciate people like you because more saints should step back, and handle their own business. The Church would be better for it if we did.

  20. No, I am not really defensive about it (or him directly). It’s just when I see people commenting (and not you) that Kirby is wrong for doing this or wrong for doing that, it irritates me because I find that we tend to focus so much attention on what celebrities should be doing and not enough on what WE should be doing.

    I am sorry it appeared I was accusing you of being self righteous, but I wasn’t quite sure what that quote had to do with people retaining the right to accuse Kirby of what he is doing. I see it more as telling us what we should be doing.

    Yes, Elder Oaks is there to counsel us, I agree and again I am sorry, honestly my comments weren’t at you, as at previous people who have gone off on him and feel justified in doing so. Honestly, I am not even close to being perfect, and I am not trying to show myself being better than others because I defended him. I would do the same for anyone else because I feel this strongly. I have much to work on in my own life and worrying about Kirby being in a beer commercial feels more like a mote versus beam argument. When it comes to the judgment I won’t be asked what Kirby did or didn’t do, I will be asked what I did or didn’t do (or said, or thought) and so life is too short to get on his case.

    Whether I disagree with his choice privately? Well, perhaps, but I still see it as not my business. I have a tendency to sigh a bit when well known members do something publicly that doesn’t reflect well on the church, but not so much about their right to do it as they are reflecting the image.

    I have to admit I find the Mr T commercial funny.

  21. Frankly, as one who has spent the vast majority of the last eight years without cable or dish, I was rather surprised to know that such thinly veiled references to genetalia are now deemed acceptible for prime time television.

    Mormon or not, Kirby Heyborne wiggling his posterior while Mr. T casts aspersions on his manhood just doesn’t strike me as funny. But that’s just me.

  22. He was speedwalking, which would probably making ‘wiggling one’s posterior’ kind of an inevitably. But he wasn’t manning the camera, so it was the director who would be responsible for the focussing on that particular part of his anatomy.

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