A not-so-surprising update to the controversy over Super Bowl advertising. CBS has rejected a commercial submitted by gay dating Web site ManCrunch, CNNMoney.com reports. The rejection letter states the ad "is not within the Network's broadcaststandards for Super Bowl Sunday." The letter also says CBS Broadcast Sales "had difficulty verifying [ManCrunch's] credit status."
"We offered to pay cash," a spokesman for Mancrunch retorts. The company would have been charged$2.5 million for its ad and says it recently raised $40 million from investors.
Earlier today the network rejected a GoDaddy ad featuring "an effeminate former football star named Lola". Meanwhile: CBS has agreed to run 30 second anti-choice spot sponsored by the right-wing anti-gay Christian group Focus on the Family. The ad will feature former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow and his mother urging women not to have abortions.
The Mancrunch ad shows two men watching the Super Bowl and spontaneously making out. The camera pulls out to show one of their buddies—who, incidentally, is black—with a disgusted look on his face. How original. Watch it AFTER THE JUMP ...