Daniel made some comments today regarding the Snickers and GM Super Bowl ads and the controversy surrounding them. You can read the Snickers Yahoo news story here and the GM Yahoo news story here. I didn’t even hear about the controversy until his show today so this is news to me.
First the Snickers ad. People really need to just grow up and stop accusing others of being homophobic as a result of this ad. The fact is, whether being gay is a choice or genetic, the act of two males kissing is not accepted in society. Two females kissing on the other hand is often considered erotic…and I agree. So until our culture changes, the gays need to grin and bear it. If they choose to continue to kiss in public, they have to accept the fact that a good portion of society doesn’t approve of that behavior. And all this is coming from someone who supports gays. I have no problem with them at all and personally could care less if they kiss or hold hands in public. I wonder if two gays are offended when they see two heterosexuals kissing in a TV ad?
Now the GM ad. I must admit, I liked the commercial, but I can see how some people might be concerned about the message it sends. I suppose people in the crisis care field and those people who know someone who either committed suicide or jumped off a bridge would be concerned and/or offended. But I didn’t see it that way when I watched it. I really doubt anyone would consider jumping off a bridge after seeing a robot in a Super Bowl ad do it. I didn’t see the connection between this ad (a fictional robot with a brain and feelings) and Tony Dungy when I saw it and quite frankly, I didn’t here anyone I know comment on it until Daniel did today. The whole controversy is way overblown in my opinion.
Almost everything will offend someone. We need to stop being so politically correct all the time and trying to please everyone all the time. That will never happen. What do you think?
Watch the GM ad here
Watch the Snicker’s ad here