Monday, February 05, 2007

Largest gay rights group slams Mars over homophobic Snickers Superbowl ad; demands it and other homophobic ads be pulled from Web site

"WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, is calling on the makers of Snickers, and its parent company Mars Inc., to pull the ad campaign launched yesterday during the Superbowl. The ad features two presumably straight men who accidentally engage in a kiss and then try to distance themselves from any perception of being gay by “doing something manly.”

Three alternate endings to the commercial spot are posted on the Snickers website, one of which includes the two men violently attacking one another – which sends a dangerous message to the public condoning violence against gay Americans."

Read the rest of the article via Americaglog


Blogger Mark D. Snyder said...

HRC: 1. endorses republicans 2. only called for part of the campaign to come down.

Sign our petition against the entire campaign:

2:41 PM  
Blogger Jimmi said...

That was a lame commercial. Now I know what the cavemen on the Geico commercial feel like... NOT COOL!

10:46 PM  

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