Monday, February 1, 2010

Super Bowl Commercial Controversy

Here it is, the ad that is causing so much controversy. Mancrunch, a gay dating service wants to run this ad during the Super Bowl but have been told it "is not within the Network's Broadcast Standards for Super Bowl Sunday." A Mancrunch spokesman says this is clearly a form of discrimination. What do you think? Here's the commerical...

This year, the bad economy forced CBS to reevaluate its stance against running advocacy or political ads during the Super Bowl. Now the network says that as long as they're "responsibly produced," they're OK.

In particular, an ad from Focus on the Family featuring 2007 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow and his mom has received criticism since many see it as an anti-abortion ad since Pam Tebow had refused to have a recommended abortion after falling sick in 1987. Tim was the result of going through with the pregnancy.

After seeing this ad, to me this is CLEARLY discrimination. You can't even really see the kiss and they are fully clothed. They are willing to show almost nude women cavorting around in numerous beer commercials but this isn't acceptable! REALLY?

Come on CBS! Homophobic much?

Bob Out


Bo said...

I think it more fitting for a lesbian dating service to advertise during the Super Bowl.

robertga99 said...

I was thinking the lesbians are watching the game but we are watching the commercials :)

Little Miss Sunshine State said...

Am I allowed to rant here?

Parents don't want to explain "two men kissing" to their little munchkins during the Superbowl. But, apparently the good conservative Christians don't have a problem explaining "abortion" to the little tykes during Tebow's commercial.

Quite the double standard CBS has there.

My biggest problem with Tebow's ad is that the money came from Focus On The Family. They have a very narrow focus on THEIR definition of family.

Off my soapbox, now.

robertga99 said...

Excellent insight LMSS!