Pizza Hut Backpedals On Presidential Debate Stunt

NEW YORK (October 15, 2012)--Pizza Hut is rethinking its contest offering free pizza for life for anyone who asks, "Sausage or Pepperoni?" during the presidential debate Tuesday.

The stunt triggered some backlash last week, so the company says it's now moving the promotion online.

A contestant will be randomly selected to win free pizza for life.

The pizza delivery chain offered a pizza a week for 30 years or a check for $15,600 to anyone who posed the question to either President Barack Obama or Republican candidate Mitt Romney during the live Town Hall-style debate.

But blogs and media outlets immediately took the pizza delivery chain to task for trying to capitalize on the election buzz by injecting itself into the process.

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