Cbs rejects gay dating
By agreeing to show an “uplifting” antiabortion ad and rejecting a Super Bowl-style ad (read: funny) for a gay dating site, CBS is already feeling the effects of its decision to air “advocacy” ads for the first time on Super Sunday.Working in a tough advertising climate, CBS surprised many Americans by explaining a new policy on advocacy ads after news emerged that it had agreed to show an antiabortion ad featuring Florida QB Tim Tebow and his mom, Pam.
OK folks, if you want to advocate for gay rights or marriage, perhaps -- but don't appear to enjoy same sex contact in an ad airing during a game where grown men will be knocking each other nearly senseless -- you still have an opening.The 30-second spot shows two men excitedly watching the game, before their hands brush as they both reach into a bowl of chips.Suddenly, the two begin making out, much to the shock of a guy sitting close by.The hate crime counts carry a maximum statutory penalty of life in prison.An indictment merely establishes probable cause, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.The so-called “man-kiss ad” shows two football fans touching hands over a bowl of potato chips, which then leads, as the ad implies, to a make-out session."CBS has a problem when they do something like this at the same time as they allow an anti-gay group like Focus on the Family to place ads during the Super Bowl,” says Jarrett Barrios, president of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD.) “This network should come clean to the public about what's going on because this seems to be a homophobic double standard."Pop culture expert Robert Thompson at Syracuse University agrees that CBS has opened itself up for criticism by accepting advocacy ads.
But the network is also right, he says, when pointing out there’s a key difference between an advocacy ad from Focus on the Family and a commercial ad by Man Crunch.
A CBS rep told Fox News that "the ad is still under review, the process takes a little while....
After days of deliberations on whether to run a controversial Super Bowl ad from gay dating site Man Crunch.com, CBS has not yet reached a decision.
"We're 100% serious," Man Crunch spokesperson Elissa Buchter said. If the ad showed a man and woman kissing it would have been accepted. If the ad doesn't air on the Super Bowl, it will air on another network.
You see ads for erectile dysfunction morning, noon and night. It's not like it plays like Adam Lambert [kissing another man on the AMAs]." Original Post: CBS is considering airing an ad for gay dating site Man Crunch, Fox News reports.
One reader, who posts as Belmont Scott, commented on my earlier postthat... There are plenty of programs that discuss controversial topics and display controversial behavior.