Cbs rejects gay dating site ad dating fail memes
I know that pro-choice organizations were up in arms over the ad -- and there were legitimate concerns about the potrayal of the 'choice' Tebow's mom made; and the organization behind it, James Dobson's Focus on the Family, is, as Tracy Clark-Flory pointed out at Broadsheet, not just antiabortion but specifically and explicitly anti-. But still, even with all of that, I thought, let it air — it a beautiful story, it might change the mind of a skittish 25 year old nervously wondering about her options — or provide comfort to a 17 year old sitting in the room with stern parents, who had none. Just as long as it's clear that the ladies in their bras are with the men in their undies and vice versa.And the Tebow ad, presented by all accounts as a simple moral choice, did not take into account the circumstances of the pregnancy, the potential complications nor potential threats to the mother's life, nor present a balanced look at all the factors surrounding that kind of highly personal decision regarding a woman and her body. At this point in the abortion debate, each side knows what it stands for and what it wants (though only one side is willing to allow that women can make that choice in either direction! This network, which has no problem carving up various unlucky victims across NCIS and numerous CSI franchises, decreed the two-dudes-kissing ad to be "not within the Network's Broadcast Standards for Super Bowl Sunday." Oh but seeing the dude below in his briefs is okay, because there's no danger of him kissing any nearby man. Anything else is too confusing for CBS' chest-thumping football-loving man-viewers and the curvacious blondes refilling their Cheeto bowls.
Yes yes to budgets and creative license — hello, NBC's The Tonight Show With Jay Leno! You can't have it both ways — you really gotta pick.
In other gay news, Gay-dating site claims CBS has rejected its proposed Super Bowl commercial because it features two men making out on a couch.
You know, I had no problem with Tim Tebow's pro-life Superbowl ad.
Go girl Candice Michelle may have upset the committee with her tank-top strap-snapping commercial in 2005, but it still . But hey, stop the presses again: THERE ARE GAY PEOPLE IN AMERICA. (And certainly more than a few starring on the network...particularly as the voice of Frosty the Porn Collector.) I know there's speculation that Mancrunch can't actually pay for the ad. That's a side excuse, not the reason for the rejection.
The ad itself could not be less offensive or less intrusive.
— but where policies like this are concerned, there has the guardian of free speech (hi, Mrs.