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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-06-07 02:18 PM
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Remember I said I'd never want to piss-off Jon Aravosis? Reidblog... not so concerned.
Edited on Tue Feb-06-07 02:20 PM by IanDB1
Oh, Reidblog... why, why why...


Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Americablog overreacts to Snickers ad

There are times when I think the left reads way too much into things. This is one of those times. John Aravosis' rather overwrought reaction to the Snickers SuperBowl ad (one of the few funny ones on an otherwise dull ad night) is, to me, way over the top. Dude, it's just a stupid commercial. And sorry, but most straight guys (and women) do react with winces at the sight of two men kissing on the lips. As Shabba Ranks used to say, it's just reality. And more importantly, it's just a commercial...


Update: the New York Times picks up the story ... and Snickers backs down, pulling the ad. This is actually quite unbelievable to me. Watch the ad for yourself, below, and tell me you seriously, seriously see violent homophobia at work. Seriously:

<snip>

That apparently, is not good enough for John Aravosis and his commenters, who want a major league apology and even new ads showing gay men in them. Try to follow me here ... Snickers bars are primarily eaten by children, and by young men -- as the company says, its target market is college aged men. And those two groups ... follow me now ... would definitely react with laughter or "gross-out" to the same situation. Right? Isn't that why the ad works?

More:
http://blog.reidreport.com/2007/02/americablog-overreac...


See my prior post:

Oh, now they've done it. Snickers has pissed-off America Blog and TowlerRoad
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

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EarlG ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-06-07 02:23 PM
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1. As Shabba Ranks used to say????
Edited on Tue Feb-06-07 02:33 PM by EarlG
Not that I really want to get involved in this discussion but...

In 1992 on the British Channel Four programme The Word he appeared to advocate the crucifixion of homosexuals and was condemned for his comments by presenter Mark Lamarr. His views have been cited as one reason for his decline in popularity.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shabba_Ranks#Controversy

This guy is trying to brush off the Snickers commercial as a harmless bit of fun by invoking Shabba Ranks? Bizarre.
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RoseMead Donating Member (953 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-06-07 02:35 PM
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2. Nice (not)
Isn't this about the same as including a David Duke quote in an argument about why something isn't racist?

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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-08-07 10:35 PM
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5. bizarre reference indeed
wow.
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FreeState Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-06-07 03:06 PM
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3. Didn't he miss the point?
Didn't he miss the point? It was the website with the violence and the players reactions to that violence that was the problem, not the ad shown during the Supper Bowl. Snickers chose to pull the ad and not show any of the other ads (those are offensive IMHO).

He claims "John Aravosis' rather overwrought reaction to the Snickers SuperBowl ad", however if he had read AmericaBlog he would have read "If you thought the Snickers ad during last night's Superbowl was somewhat homophobic, you ain't seen nothin' yet. My good friend Andy Towle alerted me this morning to the fact that the Snickers' Web site outright endorses violence against gays." (http://americablog.blogspot.com/2007/02/snickers-superb... )

Apparently Reidblog needs to take a reading for comprehension class.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-06-07 03:53 PM
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4. Snickers: If a gay man kisses you, poison yourself, or hit him with a wrench. Now with more peanuts.
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