Advertising public morality–Is gay O.K.?

Dan Neil, one of my fav newspaper writers, has a great take on a flap about advertising and not advertising controversial ads on the Super Bowl mini-minutes. It’s about an ad for a gay-curious Web site, mancrunch:

The most subversive part of the ad is not its open acknowledgment of gay life, or even its portrayal of two guys kissing — and kissing for comic effect, much like the Snickers Super Bowl ad of two years ago that caused a flap. No, the ad’s real transgression is to imply that football-loving straight men, the sort who high-five after touchdowns, might under the right circumstances act out sexually with another man.

No Coming-Out Party For Super Bowl.

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