Cbs rejects gay dating sociology point of view on dating
Is this a double standard or did the dating ad deserve to be rejected? Wayne Besen is the Founding Executive Director of Truth Wins Out and author of “Anything But Straight: Unmasking the Scandals and Lies Behind the Ex-Gay Myth” (Haworth, 2003).In 2010, Besen was awarded the “Visionary Award” at the Out Music Awards for organizing the American Prayer Hour, an event which shined a spotlight on the role American evangelicals played in the introduction of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill.So, CBS rejects a pro-gay church ad a few years back and now a gay dating site with a comedy kiss.
"After reviewing the ad – which is entirely commercial in nature – our Standards and Practices department decided not to accept this particular spot," said CBS in a statement.
"Quite frankly, there is a lot of ad space available — a lot of the companies that typically advertise during the Super Bowl are not advertising this year." So which is it CBS?
In the ad for Man Crunch.com, two men watching the game reach into the chip bowl at the same time, then look into each other’s eyes — awkwardly at first — before kissing passionately.
At this point, with less than a week to go before the game, CBS is claiming that it still both needs to review the ad (how much time does it take to review a 30-second ad?
"As always, we are open to working with the client on alternative submissions." If you’ve been following CBS’s twisting explanation for why it’s allowing the ad created by the Focus on the Family ad featuring Tim Tebow and his mother Pam to air after years of rejecting ads for progressive causes for being too "controversial" you might have heard that they recently changed their policy.
"We have for some time moderated our approach to advocacy submissions after it became apparent that our stance did not reflect public sentiment or industry norms," said spokesman Dana Mc Clintock.