Tue, 3 February 2009
I never cease to be amazed at the double standard recently applied to Superbowl ads. On the one hand, KNBC aired ads for TobaccoFreeCA.org and DontBeAnAsterisk.org, the latter of which advocates against steroid use. At the same time, they rejected a series of ads by GetToKnowUsFirst.org advocating getting to know GLBT couples (especially ones with children!) and understanding the impact of Prop 8, due to the NFL's ban on "advocacy" ads during Superbowl airings. This is the "liberal Hollywood" we hear so much about?
Well, count me as one person who won't take this lying down. As a New Media producer, I intend to use the power of my blog to make sure these ads get the distribution they deserve.
Therefore, I am embedding these ads--which are available on YouTube--in my blog, and I am challenging all of my fellow bloggers/podcasters to do the same. Furthermore, I am making a donation to GetToKnowUs.org, and asking everybody to do the same. I know that times may be tough, but we cannot allow free speech and debate to be squelched.
Here are the ads:
Xavier & Michael
Sonia & Gina
Miguel & Ru
Diane & Robin
Duncan & John
Miguel & Ru (Spanish Version)
Support free speech and debate today!
Category:GLBT Issues -- posted at: 8:50am EDT
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