Cbs rejects gay dating sites super bowl
CBS has rebuffed the publicity-seeking entry from a new gay dating service, Mancrunch.
We are always open to working with a client on alternative submissions.You may be aware of the controversy brewing over CBS's decision to air an anti-abortion ad starring Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow and produced by anti-gay group Focus on The Family during the upcoming Super Bowl.Well there's another ad produced by Go featuring an overweight effeminate retired football player named "Lola" who pursues a career as a fashion designer that has been flat out rejected.But after CBS on Friday rejected a potentially controversial ad from Man Crunch, a Toronto-based gay dating site, it opened itself up for criticism – which came fast and furious.The so-called “man-kiss ad” shows two football fans touching hands over a bowl of potato chips, which then leads, as the ad implies, to a make-out session."CBS has a problem when they do something like this at the same time as they allow an anti-gay group like Focus on the Family to place ads during the Super Bowl,” says Jarrett Barrios, president of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD.) “This network should come clean to the public about what's going on because this seems to be a homophobic double standard."Pop culture expert Robert Thompson at Syracuse University agrees that CBS has opened itself up for criticism by accepting advocacy ads.reporter Darren Rovell tweeted earlier Friday that CBS would not be airing Man Crunch.com's 'Playing for the Same Team' ad during the NFL game next week, reports.
"has just received a formal rejection of its ad from CBS," Rovell wrote on Twitter.
On Wednesday, the network announced that they had approved a pro-life commercial starring Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, funded by the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family, to air during the game.
CBS has rejected a gay dating site's Super Bowl ad and now wants a bite out of the network.
CBS tells Entertainment Weekly the network has no record of such an offer.
After days of deliberations on whether to run a controversial Super Bowl ad from gay dating site Man Crunch.com, CBS has not yet reached a decision.
The 30-second spot shows two men excitedly watching the game, before their hands brush as they both reach into a bowl of chips.