A commercial for Mancrunch, a new gay dating website, will not be aired during the Superbowl. This would be less weird if CBS hadn't given the OK to a pro-life commercial featuring Tim Tebow. To be fair, babies are cute. Two dudes kissing? Not so much, says CBS.
The travesty here...is the two dudes in the commercial are wearing Vikings and Packer jersey's. Everybody knows we'd never kiss each other. I think CBS rejected it for inaccuracy. It should be two Packer fans in the commercial and no Viking fan..... and perhaps a whiny Bears fan for a threesome. Maybe they just cut the final scene, where the guy in the Viking jersey would be on the receiving end of the abuse, symbolic of what us fans have been feeling for years.
Is it ironic that there is a "No Entry" sign behind these two guys....along with a Stop Sign with a down arrow, but CBS rejects the ad, and will still air three hours of men in tight pants slapping each other on the ass.
However, it seemed to be ok back in 2007, when they aired this ad. Since it was not really about a gay dating site....... it was about Snickers. Everyone loves snickers!
This is the media pattern that has popped up in recent years where advertisers get a TV commercial banned on purpose. I actually don't think they could have ever afforded it anyway.
This seems counterintuitive, but it works amazingly well. A company intentionally concocts an offensive commercial and has it produced professionally. It then submits it to a TV network to be added into rotation with the other ads. The network rejects it. Subsequently, the company... raises a big stink... and puts the original commercial on its Web site for download. The result is a huge surge in traffic to the company's Web site...and the commercial goes viral.
Meanwhile.....Focus on the Family has paid CBS $2.5 million for a 30-second pro-life Super Bowl commercial which will feature Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow. The ad has not been released yet, but the video posted below the tata's...I mean Tebow picture.... will give you a gist of what the topic will be. Several women's groups are in a massive uproar and are demanding that CBS yank the ad.
Also..if you haven't seen why Notre Dame football sucks......it has something to do with this picture below