CBS Rejects Superbowl Ad for Gay Dating Site

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  1. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    http://content.usatoday.com/communi...dating-site-is-a-homophobic-double-standard/1

    http://www.gayapolis.com/news/artdisplay.php?artid=3236

    The video is available via the USA Today link. Disappointing continuation of this.
     
  2. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    I would rather see two guys kissing then watch another "focus on the family" ******** commercial.
     
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    What an awful ad. Did they really plan on running a SB ad or did they plan a great PR stunt?
     
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    hahahah I didn't even see they had the ad posted on the site, I would have laughed my ass off if I saw that during the super bowl.
     
  5. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Ahaha that ad is horrible. If anything it looks to mock gay people.
     
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    Knowing this country, I'm sure CBS is afraid the teabaggers would storm their building and burn it to the ground. It's sad that a small bunch of crazy Puritans has that kind of influence.

    Explain to me about that liberal media stuff again????
     
  7. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Did you watch the ad, I would think it hurts their cause more than it helps. CBS did them a favor.
     
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    Now they are surrounded by flaming teabaggers on both sides. :p

    It had to be a cheap publicity stunt. The production values were below some youtube videos.
     
  9. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    I have to agree here, watch the clip.. actually it might have been funnier only if they went for the same beer and it was a budweiser commercial.
     
  10. MacNut macrumors Core

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    There really was no kiss in the ad it was just fake grabbing. The problem I would have with it if I was gay is that they mocked two guys kissing and made it look like a joke. That should be the uproar over the ad not the fact that CBS pulled it.
     
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    That ad is horrible. I think CBS did the right thing and the LBGT president, Barrios, needs to back down and realize that CBS did them a favor.
     
  12. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Agreed. I almost want to say that if the ad was between a man and a woman it would of been rejected as well.

    It was rejected to the over the top PDA. I can not think of a ad like that off the top of my head between a man and a woman shown in the US much less CBS. Provide that CBS is rejecting in on the PDA part they did nothing wrong.
     
  13. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    What a ridiculous Ad
    Gays should be outraged by the Ad itself

    But I would hold off on the criticism of the Focus on the Family Ad until it is viewed
    Any judgment on that Ad is premature without seeing it

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
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    I don't know I laughed..... I thought it would actually fit in with the usually bud light ads that run. Oh well.
     
  16. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    It may well be a crap ad,but when have you seen a ad that wasn't (there may be a few exceptions).I would have thought it's no worse than a million ads featuring heterosexuals.
     
  17. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Yes, I do

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  19. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    Exactly, or are you arguing that an ad for a gay men's dating website isn't made for men?
     
  20. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I don't think this ad was made for anybody. It doesn't explain anything.

    It is insulting to gay people, straight people will laugh at it. What's the point.
     
  21. iJon macrumors 604

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    Lets not forget that CBS also rejected a GoDaddy ad this year too.

    As others said, CBS is doing the gay community a favor with this specific commercial.
     
  22. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    That should be a cocktail.

    I agree, but I'm not sure what system CBS is using to decide which ad it can show and which it cannot. It sounds like Apple's App Store decision process and that's not a compliment.
     
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    Normally I'd be outraged, after seeing the ad however, WTF!?
     
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    Okay, pretend the guy on the left (smaller fellow) is a girl. The guy on the right is a guy. Now run the ad as it is with this substitution.

    Conclusion. Stupid ad.

    This isn't a gay thing, it's a stupid ad thing. The quality was terrible.

    In this case, CBS did the smart thing.
     
  25. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Hey- why don't you guys ask a homo what he thinks? Don;t sit there and tell me what I should be offended by. I thought it was funny as hell. Why the hell would we be offended by a humorous ad for a gay dating site? Do you guys never make fun of your own relationships? As long as it isn't some homophobic group running awful ads, who cares?

    Everything isn't about a "cause". It's a f***ing dating service, that's all. Jesus- get over yourselves and don't tell me what I should be offended by.
     

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