Pepsi supports the gays, the gays support Pepsi

Posted by Dan January 30th, 2009 at 11:50am In Adverts The Gays

If you’ve been paying attention to the gay blogosphere, you may have noticed that a recent English Pepsi ad has earned the ire of the American Family Association because of its gay content. (Helpful hint: Whenever an organization has the word “family” in it, they’re sure to be insane. And probably closeted too, but that’s for another time.”

Here’s the clip in question:

I’m not necessarily bowled over by Pepsi’s inclusiveness given the fact that the buddies are contorting their faces in the final frame as if they’d just watched a lion disembowel a gazelle. But I suppose I’ll take what I can get in terms of gays getting mainstream exposure.

2 Comments

  • 1. sara  |  January 30th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    They can’t be very good wingmen if they don’t know he’s gay. Jeez.

  • 2. Allan  |  May 7th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Sure, hardly controversial or cutting edge. Seems safely het-giggly over two gay guys speaking to each other at a bar. At least the guy isn’t an incompetent drag queen who winds up getting beaten up comedically.

    Search YouTube.com for Pepsi for new embed code. I found it but can’t paste it here. (Yours has been pulled by Pepsi, this one is still valid — not my video!):

    Looks like he finally quit being their wingman and is taking care of himself! Cute ad, very mainstream. I agree, Dan, the cartoonishly exaggerated expressions on his two friends’ faces gets it in under the mainstream acceptability bar.


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