"We do wonder how long it took for them to approve the Pro-Life ad," he said when asked about Tim Tebow's hotly debated spot, "[but] regardless of whether or not you agree with CBS' decision to accept the Pro-Life ad, we do applaud them for allowing freedom of expression and hope they treat our commercial the same." Still, unlike the Tebow spot, the ad is currently all over the Internet, and is likely to become more and more visible as the days go by.
Update: CBS has rejected an ad from gay dating site Man Crunch, telling the site that the ad "is not within the Network's Broadcast Standards for Super Bowl Sunday.", James Hibberd reports at The Live Feed CBS released the following statement: "After reviewing the ad - which is entirely commercial in nature - our Standards and Practices department decided not to accept this particular spot.
Indeed, “it’s the time of year for ridiculous Super Bowl stunts, in which companies claim they've been censored by the hosting broadcast network and then laugh as gullible media outlets run with the story, but never checking to see if the ads were censored – or even if the company had the money to run it in the first place,” agrees Ad Age.
A Man spokesperson said the company had offered to pay for the .6 million ad slot up front.
Suddenly, the two begin making out, much to the shock of a guy sitting close by.
According to Fox News, a CBS representative told Pop Tarts that spots were still open, so the situation is rather murky.After days of deliberations on whether to run a controversial Super Bowl ad from gay dating site Man Crunch.com, CBS has not yet reached a decision.The 30-second spot shows two men excitedly watching the game, before their hands brush as they both reach into a bowl of chips.CBS tells Entertainment Weekly the network has no record of such an offer.Update: The Man Crunch ad has been officially nixed by CBS. The Tim Tebow Super Bowl ad isn't the only controversial commercial on the block. If you haven't already seen this 30-second spot, we're embedding it below.