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Gay Super Bowl ad rejected
News update Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010
2010-01-27

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CBS has rejected an advertisement from Toronto-based gay dating site ManCrunch.com that would have run during the Super Bowl, according to CNN Money.

Network spokeswoman Shannon Jacobs said, "After reviewing the ad, which is entirely commercial in nature, our standards and practices department decided not to accept this particular spot. We are always open to working with a client on alternative submissions."

Elissa Buchter, spokeswoman for ManCrunch.com, said, "It's straight-up discrimination." CBS said that it did not accept the ad for financial reasons. A letter Buchter provided CNN Money stated, in part, that the ad "is not within the Network's broadcast standards for Super Bowl Sunday."

Meanwhile, an ad from the organization Focus on the Family—known for its anti-gay stance—is slated to air during the Feb. 7 sports event. The ad, which features University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, has generated controversy because the spot reportedly has an anti-abortion message. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Tebow said, "There are a lot of people watching. It's a great opportunity to share a very happy and special story about my mom fighting for me. There are a lot of great things in that."


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