We're calling on every same-sex advocacy group to petition CBS and let them know this discriminatory behavior will not be tolerated." Friesen is referring to the other main ad controversy this year.
CBS attracted criticism from liberals and pro-choice advocates for accepting an ad from Focus on the Family, a conservative organization, in which University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow and his mother relate a personal story to illustrate their opposition to abortion.
The network has accepted an anti-abortion spot from the group Focus on the Family that features college football star Tim Tebow and his mother.
That the executives would allow an advocacy ad on a divisive issue but not accept one from a service arranging dates between consenting adults is outrageous, Man complained.
Now, I'm not saying that Avid Life didn't spend a fortune to use those jerseys.
Who ever thought football would become a political, well, football?
CBS also rejected one of the commercials that Go Daddy.com, a Web domain services company notorious for airing raunchy ads, produced for the two spots they have purchased.
The rejected ad, titled “Lola,” shows a football player who becomes a fashion designer.
Bartlett wrote the report rejecting the ad, and shortly after sending the report, Avid Life Media published a press release, including her name, phone number and the confidential report, all of which led to her being branded "a homophobe" online. Gay sex is reduced to a ploy for cheap laughs." Bartlett also considered the ad submission to be a marketing ploy; noting the fact that the two men in the ad were wearing Packers and Vikings jerseys, she wrote that the jerseys appeared to be a safeguard that would guarantee the ad would be rejected.
Bartlett wrote that the reason she rejected the ad's content was not because it contained two men kissing, but because it did so in a manner exploiting gay men: "The entire premise is how funny and weird it is that two guys would make out. "In order to show NFL jerseys, clients have to spend a lot of money to obtain licensing.
The ad featured a male Packers fan and a male Vikings fan reaching into the same bowl of chips at the same time, and after a brief pause, passionately kissing and dry humping each other, much to the surprise of the other man present.