Are These Potential Doritos Super Bowl Commercials Offensive?
Doritos posted two gay-themed commercials from a contest the junk food company held for potential Super Bowl commercials. What do you think of these spots? Are they good-natured fun or mildly homophobic?
Whenever an ad campaign tries to use homosexuality as a punchline, it stirs up some controversy—especially when the spots air during the Super Bowl, the biggest advertising event of the year. Remember all the drama over Snickers' "gay kiss" commercial three years ago?
Luckily neither of these were chosen to go to the final round to actually make it on the air. So, what do you think? Are we being sensitive or are these ads reinforcing all sorts of negative stereotypes? Share your thoughts in the comments below. [via The Advocate]