Skip to comments.Budweiser’s New Ad Sparks Controversy
Posted on 04/28/2011 5:32:39 PM PDT by mlizzy
Budweisers new ad seems to be the latest in controversial commercials. The companys promotion features a soldier returning home to his
boyfriend? Hey man, its me. Im coming home, the soldier anxiously reports to his phone pal. While the young soldier prepares for his return home, his friends and family prepare a surprise celebration, complete with Budweiser beer, obviously. When the soldier arrives, he immediately embraces his telephone pal. He then hugs a young woman before greeting his parents.
LINK TO YOUTUBE OF AD
So who is the man awaiting the soldiers homecoming? Is it the soldiers significant other? Is it his brother? He could just be an old college chum for all we know. Nevertheless, some have dubbed the video unsuitable for TV. But is it really inappropriate? See for yourself:
Budweiser hasnt answered the questions at hand... and maybe it shouldn't. "'If it denies the two men are gay, that would be homophobic,'" says writer Jim Edwards, as mentioned in a CBS commentary piece. "'If it confirms they are gay, that will anger conservatives who are the beers base.'
The full ad is highly inappropriate. You ALWAYS hug your parents first, unless you’re married or engaged. Maybe the girl he hugged was their surrogate.
Heh.. I’ve seen that ad numerous times and it never occurred to me that the soldier was gay. I figured the guy who greeted him at the barn was his father or his brother. It looked like a man hug, not a romantic “can’t wait to break out the vaseline” hug. Nah, this was an innocent ad, and a good one. Anyway, what kind of sick family would spring a surprise “welcome home” party for a couple of reunited homos? That would be totally unrealistic, even for a commercial. Plus, no beer company wants its product to be known as “bugger beer” - - yeah, that would really help sales.
Just an ad for FReepers to look at and discuss. I didn’t create the title, nor did I pen the article.
You’re thinking of Miller.
I switched to Bud Light when Miller started sponsoring homosexual events.
Your picture is posted upside down! Please correct, as it is obscene the way it’s posted!
Check Post #48.
I think we had the same Doc...
No straight person would find an inkling of gay in that ad.