Are You Looking Forward to a Bunch of Homophobic Super Bowl Commercials?
I hate this. I hate the Super Bowl. Hate it. Worst of all, I hate the cavalcade of expensive, often-offensive commercials that come with the Super Bowl. Extended families and fraternities and crochet klatches gather for the big event, and what do they see? Unabashedly gay-unfriendly commercials like the following Doritos ads, which are being considered for air. Look, straight people doing suggestively gay things -- but for your amusement! Comedy! I hate this.
Hey, Barbara! This is for idiots. What's funnier than a man making eyes at another man? What's funnier than hapless homosexual males guessing that a straight guy is interested in them? I know: assuming an audience of 80 billion also agrees it's funny. Gay panic is just the tops.
Please, shoot Janet Jackson through the neck if she bares a pewter-adorned nipple, but cackle like Foghorn Leghorn with your kids when the lecherous gay reacharound humor happens during the first quarter.
I have the feeling most people don't think this is all that funny. Or "racy" or "edgy." They probably think it's stupid too. In the meantime, it still happens every single year. Smart, socially responsible network hits like Modern Family, Community and The Good Wife indicate we've moved past 1985, but this stuff suggests we're still lodged in a wretched time warp and the future looks like Zubaz. Ew. Boo. Next.
Doritos Going Gay for Super Bowl [Advocate]