But that same year, CBS rejected an ad for gay dating site Man Crunch, saying the broadcaster couldn't confirm Man Crunch's credit.
The ad — much to the chagrin of many gay viewers — featured a Minnesota Vikings fan passionately kissing a Green Bay Packers fan after the two share an accidental hand-graze in a bowl of chips.
A spokeswoman for Man Crunch said the network's rejection of the ad was "straight-up discrimination," especially following the news that CBS would air the Focus commercial starring the Tebows.
However, this Super Bowl ad featuring an, um, flamboyant fictional retired NFL player who goes by the name Lola and runs a website selling his own lingerie is really just silly. TOO GAY FOR FRITO-LAYIn 2011, Doritos' annual "Crash the Super Bowl" contest got a little too gay for Frito-Lay.But for whatever reason, CBS decided it just couldn't air the commercial. The contest solicits fan-made 30-second ads featuring the snack, then asks viewers to vote on which should air nationally during the Super Bowl.By the way, it was slated for the same year that the Man Crunch ads were banned. But two gay ads submitted for the 2011 contest were apparently too racy for the snack company, which never aired either ad.DANCES WITH BEARSEllen De Generes did this adorable Super Bowl ad for Beats.Well, technically she debuted it on her show in the video above.
In it, we get to watch Ellen do one the things she loves best — dance. In this 2007 Super Bowl spot, two mechanics chomp at opposite ends of the same Snickers bar and — oops! In the version that aired during the game, one of the guys slams a car hood down on the other guy's head.DADDY LOVES FASHIONThis Doritos ad from 2013 got mixed reviews, with some saying it played into gender role stereotypes while others saying it challenged them. As you may have guessed, LGBT activists were not laughing.In the video of the commercial posted above, all the alternate endings are included, though some never aired and were instead available online.SIMMONS-OCIDEApparently, some find fitness guru Richard Simmons annoying. He is America's (not necessarily gay) campy, boisterous treasure.So annoying that they would contemplate hitting him with their car in the middle of the night — while driving on Bridgestone tires, naturally. NO MANCRUNCH, YES TEBOWReaders are likely to recall a 30-second "pro-life" ad in the 2010 Super Bowl paid for by the antigay Focus on the Family, starring then-college quarterback Tim Tebow and his mother, who tells viewers she's really glad she didn't abort her future Heisman Trophy-winner of a son.A spokesman for Focus called the ad "life- and family-affirming," which apparently made the ad suitable for the Super Bowl's massive audience, according to executives at CBS.