ManCrunch Super Bowl ad doesn't deserve defense
People! If you're upset about CBS running an anti-abortion issue ad during the Super Bowl after years of rejecting ads from gay and lesbian advocacy groups, the last thing you should do is defend the idiocy from "ManCrunch." Take a look.
The gay male dating site might be just the thing for guys looking for that special someone. But taking a stand against the rejection of its ad should not be elevated to lunch counter status. AtlanticWire tipped me off to the charges of "blatant discrimination" and "disgust" on the left.
This reaction would be more warranted if CBS had rejected an ad from, say, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, which is fighting to overturn the nonsensical ban on gay men and lesbians serving openly in the military. The Senate Armed Services Committee will be holding hearings today to explore doing so. A powerful issue ad during this Sunday's big game that touted the patriotism, heroism and love of country of some of the nearly 14,000 who have been kicked out because of who they are could change the debate on this issue.
Defending an ad from a company that says it's "Putting the man back in romance" does nothing to advance gay rights.
| February 2, 2010; 6:00 AM ET
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