Gay dating site ManCrunch: Is their ad Super Bowl-worthy?
A gay dating site called ManCrunch.com wants to get in on the Super Bowl XLIV commercial action, but have been told that oops, too late, no more spots are open, reports the New York Post.
ManCrunch spokesman Dominic Friesen is calling BS: "It's clearly a form of discrimination that we're getting the runaround, that we're not being told the truth. Quite frankly, there is a lot of ad space available -- a lot of the companies that typically advertise during the Super Bowl are not advertising this year."
Check out the ad and see what you think.
Incidentally, CBS has also rejected one of the two GoDaddy.com ads that was presented this year because it appeared homophobic.
This year, the bad economy has forced CBS to reevaluate its stance against running advocacy or political ads (like ones for PETA) 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.
Focus on the Family CEO Jim Daly has maintained that the commercial isn't political and that it's pro-family.
Unlike Focus on the Family, ManCrunch is not an advocacy group but a commercial site.
So what do you think? Do you think all the ad spots are taken or is CBS refusing ManCrunch for other reasons? Is the ManCrunch ad up to Super Bowl quality standards?
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