Thursday, November 06, 2008
Back in August, it was ESPN that decided to put a kibosh on a set of ads from the controversial dating service that promotes infidelity, and now the NFL has an important decision to make regarding Ashley Madison. According to TMZ, the company is trying to advertise in the Official Super Bowl program....
They've unsuccessfully tried to hook up Katie Holmes and had their billboard taken down in NYC, but now the lovely folks at everyone's favorite extra-marital dating website, AshleyMadison.com, are getting in on some Super Bowl action.Again, it's the NFL's choice as to what ads they allow in their publication, but don't expect the website to go quietly if the NFL tells them no. Last go around they tried to come up with a double standard angle comparing the ads to alcohol and tobacco commercials, and while frivolous on the surface, it does bring up an interesting argument.
The controversial online site for married peeps is advertising in the official 2009 Super Bowl program and submitting this subtle ad -- featuring an oiled up, busty chick straddling the pigskin -- to the NFL for approval.
Dating Site for Cheaters Scores (TMZ)
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