Every year, it seems, someone creates an outrageous ad that generates gobs of publicity because no one ever sees it on the Super Bowl.
It’s happened again this year. Details, from the New York Daily News:
Fox has rejected a controversial Super Bowl ad from conservative comedy site JesusHatesObama.com, according to the site’s creator.
“Do I really believe that Jesus hates Obama? Absolutely not,” Belfry, a comedian based in L.A. who sells Jesus Hates Obama apparel on his site, told the Daily News.The company admits on its site that it doesn’t really hate Obama. Belfry insisted he was merely trying poke fun of the Obama Administration and to also sell his merchandise.
The site received an e-mail from Ruth Levenson, Fox’s vice president for broadcast standards and practices earlier this month that said the commercial was “not acceptable to air on FOX.”
The group then tried to appeal the decision, and that too was rejected.
You can see the ad for yourself below.