The potential airing of a gay dating site ad arrives as CBS is under fire for its plan to air a pro-life advocacy ad starring University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow and his mother during the big game.
Under an earlier network policy that has since changed, CBS rejected an ad from the United Church of Christ that focused on tolerance toward LGBT people.
Suddenly, the two begin making out, much to the shock of a guy sitting close by.”The merits of that message aside, Man said it believes the network will pass on the ad in the end, but it does not want to “officially ‘reject’ the spot out of fear there may be a backlash from gay advocacy groups,” according to Fox News. The network says the ad, like many others, is still under review.
CBS has rejected an ad from gay dating site Mancrunch.com, telling the site that the ad "is not within the Network's Broadcast Standards for Super Bowl Sunday," James Hibberd reports at The Live Feed.
CBS released the following statement: "After reviewing the ad - which is entirely commercial in nature - our Standards and Practices department decided not to accept this particular spot.
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An ad for gay dating site Man may still be under consideration for airing by CBS during the Super Bowl on February 7.In a press release, Scruff explained why it bought the ad: "At a time when professional NFL players like Michael Sam and Kwame Harris bravely come out to the world and some coaches admit to not wanting gay players on their teams, [Scruff]...