New drama is surrounding the Tim Tebow Super Bowl Commercial, which I’m sure everyone has heard about by this point. Now, a coalition of women’s groups is calling for CBS to scrap it’s plan to run the ad during the game.
The following is my take on the situation, if you disagree please feel free to voice your opinion below.
It’s really sad how we’ve come to this in America and this situation confuses me. I mean, we do have rights granted to all Americans by our Constitution. So, this coalition has the right to express themselves however they feel. BUT, so does Tebow, CBS, and Focus on the Family. I’m trying not to turn this into a political, right wing/left wing pro-life/pro-choice debate, so bear with me, but I feel like it is very hypocritical for this group and others to be upset that this commercial is going to be run. They (here I’m talking about the Women’s Media Center) advocate freedom of choice, but only if that choice falls into something they agree with. They do not like the choice CBS is making to run this ad. See where I’m going with this? (I’m trying to keep it shallow, but that may not be the best example.)
“By offering one of the most coveted advertising spots of the year to an anti-equality, anti-choice, homophobic organization, CBS is aligning itself with a political stance that will damage its reputation, alienate viewers, and discourage consumers from supporting its shows and advertisers,” the letter said.
I don’t know, maybe I’m taking it the wrong way, but to me it just sounds like another liberal organization finding something to raise sand about. I make it no secret that I am pro-life. And yes, I get slightly agitated when activist groups like PETA perform outlandish acts like throwing paint on people wearing fur coats. Or when the ACLU and Reverend Sharpton stick their noses in places where they don’t belong. But though I may get annoyed, it is their right, so I don’t make a fuss.
Again, we all have rights, so as long as nobody crosses a line, we all have a very large amount of freedom. (The PETA example is not a good one, b/c they usually do those things as a hit and run type deal, but if caught will suffer consequences. But it came to mind so I put it out there.)
Thus, if CBS chooses to run this ad, I don’t think people shouldn’t get so upset. We’ll have our fill of other commercials, and I’m sure MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) are probably upset that we’ll have a dozen or so Budweiser commercials, but at least they’re not making a national scene of it. I’ll stop here, I’d hate for it to get ugly.