After all, despite all evidence to the contrary with Whitney, the network does have standards. Over the years, plenty of commercials have been banned from the big broadcast for being offensive. Some, such as the spots PETA produces , are meant to be rejected so they can generate free publicity by going viral online. Even major Super Bowl sponsors such as Anheuser-Busch have been known to step purposely over the taste line with an porny ad. In , the almighty Tim Tebow himself wasn't immune from Super Bowl controversy. That year, the conservative Christian organization Focus on the Family created a pro-life spot featuring Pam Tebow and her "miracle baby," whom doctors had urged her to abort due to complications from dysentery.
Gay Dating Site Airs Super Bowl Ad Online
CBS Denies Gay Dating Site's Super Bowl Ad
Check out the rejection letter below. The Tim Tebow Super Bowl ad isn't the only controversial commercial on the block. Enter the ManCrunch. If you haven't already seen this second spot, we're embedding it below. The video in question is basically an ad for a dating site catering to gay men.
Dating Site For Gay Men Enters Super Bowl Ad Fray [VIDEO]
As predicted here, a row over the Tim Tebow Super Bowl ad for the Christian advocacy group Focus on the Family blew up last week, with the National Organization for Women, among others, calling on CBS not to air the commercial, and right-to-lifers rallying on Facebook in support. James Dobson, is well known as an All-Pro gay hater. For a company to come out of nowhere -- Buchter says the site has been in operation only since January -- and to expect to waltz into the Super Bowl lineup with its cheeky ad for a gay dating service seems pretty naive. I mean, how mangled does your cultural antenna have to be to think such an ad will fly?
ManCrunch, a gay dating site, hopes its first commercial will air during the Super Bowl. But if not, it'll always have YouTube. The second spot features two rival football fans who brush fingers reaching for the popcorn, which leads to a frantic make-out session.