I didn’t see it during the Superbowl. It must have been on when I was cleaning up the kitchen or something.
Focus on the Family produced a short ad featuring Tim Tebow and his mom, Pam. This ad caused quite a bit of a firestorm before the Superbowl, before the ad was made public. If you go to this link at CatholicVote.org, you can see a quote from “the other side” ~ something written before the ad was seen outside of Focus on the Family. Lovely, eh?
The thing that makes my head spin the most, though, is that NOW president Terry O’Neill was quoted by the LA Times as saying:
“I am blown away at the celebration of the violence against women in it. That’s what comes across to me even more strongly than the anti-abortion message. I myself am a survivor of domestic violence, and I don’t find it charming. I think CBS should be ashamed of itself.”
I am sad to hear that O’Neill was a victim of violence (she calls herself a survivor, but it seems to me that if she can’t see that ad ~ that fake, funny tackle ~ for what it is, that she is still a victim.) I hope one day she heals.
KUDOS to CBS for standing their ground and showing the ad!!!!
So what do you think? Does it look like violence against women to you?
Emily at God’s Canvas reminded me of the Snickers commercial. Where are the comments about violence against women and the elderly?
I had the commercial here as a youtube video, but Mars, Inc made them take it down. You can see it at hulu: http://www.hulu.com/adzone/watch#50032761
And since I’m posting videos, I did laugh out loud at this Doritos commercial. The quality isn’t great on this, but it is cute…