By PopZette Staff | January 30, 2020
The Super Bowl is set to take place on Sunday, which means countless advertisers have spent the past few months working on the commercials that will air on Fox during the game. Unfortunately, it has just been revealed that FOX has refused to approve a powerful commercial about abortion survivors, yet the network had no problem with green lighting an ad featuring drag queens.
The pro-life group Faces of Choice is speaking out this week to slam Fox Sports for refusing to air an ad they produced during the Super Bowl, according to LifeSite News. The ad originally ran during this year’s March For Life, and it tells the story of fourteen people who survived abortions.
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Back in July, Faces of Choice submitted a thirty-second version of the ad to be aired during the Super Bowl, but the network was not having it.
“We were one of the very first people to submit anything to them,” explained Lyric Gillett, the founder of Faces of Choice. “We met every single stipulation that they asked for and every time we met the line they moved the line further to request something else.”
Gillett went on to say that she was initially told by Fox that they would get back to her by October about whether or not the ad had been approved, but she never heard anything else from them. After she repeatedly tried to get in touch with Fox’s legal department, she was finally told in November that all Super Bowl advertising slots were full. Last week, however, Fox announced that more advertising slots had become available for the Super Bowl, so Gillett resubmitted the application.
At the time of this writing, Gillett has yet to hear back about the commercial.
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Gillett expressed surprise that Fox asked her at one point to give them information about everyone who had donated to the ad. Though Gillett found this request to be “untenable,” she ultimately complied and handed over the information.
“I think it’s very clever what they’re doing,” Gillett continued. “If they directly said ‘no’ then we could say ‘this is asinine, look at the suitable ad that Fox rejected,’ but they haven’t directly said ‘no,’ they’ve ignored us, wasted our time, refused to give an answer and refused to either give us clearance or simply say ‘no.'”
What Fox is doing is even more offensive given the fact that the network had no problem approving a Super Bowl ad that featured contestants from the reality television show “Rupaul’s Drag Race.” Drag queens Kim Chi and Miz Cracker will be appearing in a fifteen-second ad for Sabra hummus products, according to NBC News.
Bob Witeck, a marketing expert for LGBTQ audiences, described the commercial as “revolutionary.”
“For queer audiences, [drag] is an art form and an ‘outsiders’ language,” he explained. “Reaching the Super Bowl means taking our language into every home in the nation and millions around the world.”
Sadly, abortion survivors will not be receiving this same representation during the Super Bowl. Gillett lamented that abortion survivors “have been ignored their whole lives and that they now faced being ignored again.”
“The main goal [of the commercial] is for every day Americans to actually see choice — to be able to look it in the eye,” Gillett told FaithWire. “It is ironic and it is incensing to me that these survivors of abortion had their very voices almost stolen from them from the moment of conception, and now the media is doing that again.”
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She added that she believes it’s important for Americans to see the faces of abortion survivors so that they can realize that they’re human beings too, and more than just a “choice.”
“Every single humanitarian effort, every civil rights effort that has actually made a difference has been through the voice of a survivor, and that is because the culture actually realized these people are human,” Gillett explained.
The Super Bowl is a sporting event that is enjoyed by people of all faiths and political beliefs, so it’s a real shame that the network being it is taking sides in a political argument. If drag queens can be represented during the Super Bowl, abortion survivors deserve to be as well.
This piece originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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More of the radical left lunatic fairyland ideals that have surfaced since Obama became president now that he’s not president and our world is being pulled back out of the sewer there are still people trying to drop it back in the sewer, and the fake news media out there that lies 😠 24/7 and the lunatics that believe their lies what a disgusting world we live in today
shame on fox,you are going to lose your people, what you don’t like being number 1
What I find disappointing is people have not boycotted the NFL into the ground. I guess protesting athletes taking a knee during our National Anthem is no longer chic and nothing compared to watching overpaid knuckledraggers in tight pants play a kids’ game.
I assume the NBA taking the side of China over our country is acceptable now too?
FOX is making some very bad choices.
Well Fox, I don’t have to watch the drag queens eiother. One less viewer won’t hurt but I won’t be the only one. DRAG QUEENS? Why do they EVER have to be on TV.
I think it’s deeper than normal people, and crazy people. I think its war between good, and evil.
My heart breaks because I have lived long enough to see the absurd touted as normal and normal demonized as absurd.
The patients clearly have taken over the nuthouse and Nutty Pelosi has The Oval Rubberroom.
Over 36,800 people have signed onto a petition sponsored by the evangelical grassroots organization My Faith Votes calling on Fox to include a pro-life advertisement in what is sure to be a packed Super Bowl lineup on Sunday.
In a separate petition launched by the activist group One Million Moms, about 20,300 are calling on Fox to remove a commercial featuring drag queens known from their time on “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”
Faces of Choice is a recently established organization dedicated to raising awareness about the overlooked demographic of thousands of people who survived abortion.
TURN OFF AT THE HALFTIME SHOW AND FLIP CHANNEL DURING COMMERCIALS. THIS IS WHAT HE PRIDEPARADE IN NY IS LIKE
Not watching the super bowl at all would be the only thing they understand
Sadly not enough people will do that
I pray to God that on the day of superbowl that it would snow three feet of snow just on the football field. So they would have to give all the money back to the fans. Do not laugh my God can do it.
This is disgraceful no reason you cant air both of them as for as me I’m going after the sponsors
Fox broadcasting who is hosting the superbowl is a disney own station. The are not part of fox news. Two completely separate stations.
I knew Murdock sons took control but I thought they were like-minded with FOX viewers?
Never used to be like that, only recently when Murdoch’s sons took over
As usual I will boycott the Dud Bowl this year. My refusal to watch Fox News will continue; there is no longer any difference between Fox News and the rest of the MSM.
I would also like to hear what Fox has to say. In all probability they won’t even acknowledge it.
So disappointed in Fox. I imagine they will be losing many viewers with this choice. I for one would not be offended by the ad. However, without even seeing the hummus ad, I am offended.God bless those who survived abortion and bless the pro-life movement.
Sabra hummus now looks like a bowl of vomit.
I can give ya an alphabetized list!!
Since Democrats favor post birth abortion , I can think of a number of Democrats who should be’ Aborted ‘
No. The Democrats are. But as I think of it, there is no difference between the two.
Only if we let him!!!
I guess it depends on what church you go to.
I think God is sitting this one out. He’s tired of granting miracles to the ungrateful. Many who go to church, all dressed up in their finery and jewelry, look down on the people who come to church in street clothes without a single thought that what they have on may very well be “their” finery and jewelry.
I pray daily for our country and I hope you do the same. God can help and heal.
Satan is winning in America.
I’m only turning in afterward for the premiere of The Masked Singer. That and Last Man Standing are the only good shows left!
Between the NFL (now for losers) and new left wing rag FOX, I have no intention of watching. So it won’t be on in my house.
Never used to be like that, only recently when Murdoch’s sons took over. How long till Last Man Standing gets cancelled again?
Just shows how low fox has fallen. Basically a left wing rag.
No Mr. Peanut this year? :(
What is this country turning into?…” Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short.”
Hummus is a healthy dip made out of soybean paste. It;s actually quite good, but I’m with you. Not gonna be buying the SABRA brand ever again, just the store bought ones.
I grew up with the Mr. Peanut ad and as a little girl looked forward to going to the Planter Peanut shop on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City where they had a real live Mr. Peanut standing in front of the shop. Now they have killed off Mr. Peanut in their ad and are replacing it with some drag queens advertising for ??Sabra hummus??? whatever the he// that is? That is not only SAD but DISGUSTING! What is this country turning into?
Mr. Peanut ad is being pulled so they can take that spot