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Snickers Ad Was Not Anti-Gay

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I'm very much in favor of civil rights, to the point where I include civil rights to be encompassing of gay rights. The entire idea behind civil rights is that everyone is treated equally, it's not about treating one group as equal as another. I want same-sex marriage legalized in every state because to do otherwise is to illegally discriminate, and who is to say that such illegal and unconstitutional discrimination will end there? Maybe you'll be next for yet another "moral" yet totally irrational reason.

So when I see things like this, I get pretty upset. There are times when AmericaBLOG goes too far, and this is one of those times. The ad that Snickers ran during the Super Bowl where two guys accidentally kiss each other was funny. I laughed hysterically at it, my mom laughed hysterically at it, and we're both for same-sex civil rights. It wasn't anti-gay in the least, and I'll explain why.

In order to make a joke, you've got to make fun of somebody. The target of this gag were guys who are not really pure bigots in the strictest sense of the word, but still slightly homophobic. This commercial made fun of the two guys in the garage, not gays. That's why it was funny, they were dumb asses and their reaction was pricelessly ridiculous.

Things like what AmericaBLOG is doing hurts the real cause of action against real anti-gay crap out there because it trivializes it, turns it all into acts of political correctness instead of acting out of virtue. This hurts more than it helps, because it's an overreaction to something that a pro-gay-rights person found hysterical. To the people at AmericaBLOG: Grow up, and enjoy this video for all eternity because it ain't going anywhere.

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