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Man, I am so annoyed with GLAAD for claiming that the Snickers Super Bowl commercial is homophobic. It is getting so you can't make a joke without having to retract it later because it offends one group or another.

The offending commercial involves two guys working under the hood of a car. One unwraps a Snickers and is holding it in his mouth as he works. The other sees the Snickers and bites onto the other end. They end up kissing ala Lady and the Tramp.

When they realize that they've kissed, the men challenge themselves to do something manly. They then rip out a chunk of their own chest hair.

First off, what the hell is homophobic about this commercial? The only possible answer is that the two men are so repulsed by kissing another man that they resort to self-inflicted physical violence. If you agree that the commercial is offensive for this reason, please proceed to the nearest tail pipe and suck hard, because you, sir, are a humorless prag.

Any two straight men who accidentally kiss are going to feel weird about it. There is nothing anti-gay in that scenario. It is not as if they call each other 'fag' and then proceed to gay-bash each other. If anything, the commercial pokes fun at their fear of appearing gay. It's an anti-homophobic commercial.

I hate people.

Until next time, make mine homophobic commercials!

posted by Jordan @ 3:03 PM,

4 Comments:

At 4:09 PM, Blogger CJ said...

Is it offensive if gay people are offended by it?

Or is it only offensive if the non-gay people think gay people should be offended by it?

It's a good thing they didn't do a, "I can't believe we acted black" schtick... I'm sure THAT would have gone over well.

 
At 4:13 PM, Blogger HighOnPoker said...

I propose that it is not offensive at all. Regardless, the litmus test shouldn't be, Is anybody offended? It should be, Is this a commercial that encourages homophobia? I would argue that it does not.

 
At 7:36 PM, Blogger D said...

Here's the whole story, its not just the one ad that have people upset.

http://americablog.blogspot.com/2007/02/snickers-superbowl-web-site-promotes.html

Anytime you want to discuss how our traditional thoughts of masculinty are screwing up our society, hit me up on the chat.

I actually have a problem with some other ads that aired during the superbowl, like the go daddy. But thats just me...

 
At 7:05 AM, Blogger Iakaris aka I.A.K. said...

I'm with you Jordan - the joke is that these guys are a couple of idiots and that they're freaked out ala George Costanza when "it...moved" during a massage from a guy.

That's not homophobic. That's just guys being kinda dumb.

I am slowly beginning to hate people too I think.

 

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