CBS Adds PornHub to List of Rejected Super Bowl Commercials

by Steve Tomassetti on January 31, 2013

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Despite it’s (more than) G-rating, no spoken words and two senior citizens wearing winter clothing, CBS has rejected a proposed Super Bowl commercial for the adult entertainment website PornHub.

The twenty second clip, which is featured below, is simply a glimpse of an elderly couple sitting on a park bench, in winter, as they share a silent glance and smile at each other. Before the clip fades to black, the text “Porn hub” is featured for no more than a few seconds.

The website requested a response as to why the more-than-safe-for-work commercial was not approved and received this simple response via email:
“CBS Television Network Standards do not permit advertising related to pornography. Therefore, we cannot accept your submission.”

Pornhub Vice President Corey Price said the commercial was less controversial than many others featured during the Super Bowl in recent years:
“The Super Bowl is the Holy Grail of ad spots and given our website’s huge following in the US, we developed a G-rated commercial that we felt would meet the network’s advertising standards,” stated Corey Price, Vice President of Pornhub. “We would understand their decision if the commercial contained sexually explicit or offensive content that wasn’t safe for the family-friendly telecast. But there is nothing controversial about it, so we’ve released the commercial online to let the people of America voice their opinions.”

Previously, organizations such as PETA, Bud Light and Go Daddy caused controversy after airing what were later deemed either politically, racially or sexually insensitive commercials during the Super Bowl.

Take a look and judge for yourself…

PornHub’s Rejected Super Bowl Commercial:

After receiving more than 470,000 views in 24 hours, YouTube took down the initial posted video. The video above is the second upload by PornHub.

Even though it will have no effect whatsoever on the decision of CBS, you can vote on whether you agree or disagree with their decision to reject the commercial at pornhub.com/event/superbowl (No worries, the page and poll are Safe for Work).

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