Nike Pulls Latest Ad Campaign Over Gay Outcry

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago in

Gay rights groups say the ads are anti-gay. What do you think? I think the Velvet Mafia has gone overboard on this one.
There are 81 comments:
Male 71
deffo read it as nike superjunk... disappointing. and the first one is a LITTLE homophobic, but th other two aren`t at all (ps im gay so what i say goes re homophobia lol)
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Male 476
Thats sooo stupid! I mean, Im gay and I see nothing wrong with the ads! If anything they are exciting.. What gay guy doesnt enjoy seeing a mans crotch mush up onto another mans face?!?! I mean, COME ON! :P If anything, it should be the heteros arguing that its TOO GAY!! .... WACKED!
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Male 81
who gives a poo what gay people think?
they jus gotta ruin a great nike add...
(btw im getting those hyperdunks) =D
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Female 5,139
Trigod i hope you die sucking on a lemon.
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Male 374
come on admit it, the first one is a bit homophobic
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Male 580
I thought it said Nike superjunk. I thought it might be a penis enlargement ad.
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Male 281
Only MORONS don`t illegally crash sites on the Internet they disagree with. HURF DE F*CKING DURF.
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Male 281
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Don`t worry your fat f*cking face about it, Fred Flintstone, because I`ve discovered a way you can stop the aging process, and be hot for the rest of your life! Here`s what you do. You strike a match; see that cute little fireball?

Stick it in your eye.

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Female 683
I`m terribly afraid that it isn`t your decision whether or not people are gay. It`s perfectly fine to disagree with the matter, but there`s no need to get violent or harmful. We`re still people who deserve to live and love the way they want to.
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Male 437
well mebes the "that aint right" one...

but besides that one the other 2 seem ok

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Male 1,089
CRASH IT!
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Male 1,089
i don`t see gay animals in the wild so ya it ain`t right BECAUSE THE SPECIES WOULD DIE OUT
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Female 683
There is a lot of anti-gay in America, though. I can see where one might get homophobic intentions out of this ads, but I personally think it`s just coincidental. If it was intended, good job. They made an ass out of themselves. But, whatever. As a `gay` individual, I don`t find offense to them either way. If they wanna slam gay people, go right ahead. They have a right as much as the next person, as inappropriate as it may seem.
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Male 252
"who gives a poo and why does nike give a poo gay people dont even play sports

Nike should be able to do whatever the hell they want, i would leave them up

Gay people, much like most minority groups just love to make themselves a target at any given opportunity.

pffffff the ad looked very gay to me, nike is probably full of grab ass fagots."

I`m actually more offended by some of the bullpoo spouted in these comments than the actual ads lol.

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Male 26
that is retarded theres only one with a crotch to the face the rest look like some nasty knees and if he was looking at the rest of the posters instead of the faces and crotch i think he might see the knees in the chest too .
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Male 239
hehehe...

"gay outcry"

hehehe

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Male 477
Just like the Snickers Mechanic Ad, and the Snickers Mr. T Ad....i fail to see the homophobia. I`m gay, i don`t watch Basketball, but even i know what those posters are really showing. Some people are just soooooo touchy. Speaking of touchy:
are7era -
Now mind you, if my boyfriend and I were naked and did this, I would say it was hot.

Yes, yes it would. Photographic evidence of that would be much appreciated ;~)

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Male 355
Didnt get why all the startle
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Female 168
pffffff the ad looked very gay to me, nike is probably full of grab ass fagots.
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Female 406
I dunno about you guys, but I`m just confused XD
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Male 547
Ok im gay and i want to bitch slap this guy. Nuff said
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Female 3
so not gay..... AND LETS ALL MOVE TO CANADA!!!!
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Male 49
I think they should be pulled for the 3rd picture. A white guy dunking over a black guy? Never happened! They are giving white people the idea that if they buy Nikes they could do that. That, my friend, is false advertising.
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Male 436
p.s. Now that I`m not as angry I must say to ecpkngt: LOL
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Male 436
OHHH EMMM GEEEEZ

It`s like the MF`ing Snickers ad. In the UK no one gave two shakes of a rat`s arse about it but in America there`s some whinging, whining, small roostered bastard has to ruin it for everyone.

RARRRR

JUST TAKE A BREATH AND REALISE YOU THINK ABOUT THIS TOO MUCH

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Female 149
Would it be wrong to say the outcriers can get bent?

Oh, wait...

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Male 982
People today are too uptight.
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Male 12
I think it`s more offensive that Nike made damn sure to show a black guy dunking on a black guy, a white guy dunking on a black guy, and a black guy dunking on white guy. Covering all your bases like that is kinda racist. And racism is gay.
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Male 369
stuff like this makes me a angry gay man. whiney shi ts
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Male 1,557
I`m gay and just thought it was kinda stupid, not particularly homophobic.
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Male 476
Thats sooo stupid! I mean, Im gay and I see nothing wrong with the ads! If anything they are exciting.. What gay guy doesnt enjoy seeing a mans crotch mush up onto another mans face?!?! I mean, COME ON! :P If anything, it should be the heteros arguing that its TOO GAY!! .... WACKED!
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Male 7,933
Its funny, the guy asked people to send images of where that happened in a game and with a quick search I got 3 different ones. Tsk tsk. He is an idiot.
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Male 473
i think people just need to calm down.
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Male 285
I just posted a comment, and it`s awaiting moderation, what a crappy attempt for petition. They ALMOST got me mad...almost.
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Male 273
I can see how these ads can be perverted, and how some people might think that the ads are of the gay-bashing nature. My point? I don`t think that they`re "omfg gay-bash" (or any kind of gay-bashing) but I can see how they may be seen by others that way.
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Male 563
Now mind you, if my boyfriend and I were naked and did this, I would say it was hot.
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Male 563
ok ok ok. I do not see the homophobia. If I was a guy and I was playing basket ball and was nailed in the face by his crotch I too would think that isn`t right.
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Male 12,138
That was blatant homomphobia. Probably.
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Male 11,739
Trigod, quit being such a douche on all of the threads. Unless you`d like to get banned, because moronic crap like that will land you in the banned pile pretty fast.
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Male 122
I`d say there`s a gay reference in those ads, simply because if there`s not, then I think they don`t make much sense.

I mean, balls to the face is not the only getting owned position on a basketball court. Is it really a drating coincidence all three shots could easily be misinterperted at first glance as perverted?

Saying these ads are anti-gay is like saying that those old BK ads with the busty cowgirls condone sex. The sex element is in the ad, but they`re just using it to sell the product, not to promote a message. You really think Nike`s gonna waste an ad campaign bashing gays?

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Female 4,197
[email protected]`s comment on the other site

"Its about disrespect not butt sex"

For some reason that made me lol

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Male 2,855
I dont see the gay in this.
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Male 298
^^ why yes, yes it does
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Male 281
Hay guise! Let`s crash everything we disagree with!

In fact, EVERYONE should crash EVERYTHING they disagree with! That way, we`ll have no more Internet! This sounds like a great idea, guys.

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Male 4,393
hahahaha lolz isnt that cute???
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Male 471
there are ways to crash it...

They probably aren`t too legal, but yeah, there are ways. Ping and DDoS attacks come to mind. I mean, if 2 people can crash 4chan with DDoS, then this d-bag`s blog shouldn`t be a problem.

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Male 156
`that ain`t right` is something a typical homophobe would say about gay people. that`s the only one that`s the least bit offensive. they`re kinda funny, i like the third one.
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Female 2,120
Super gay. CRASH! CRASH! CRASH!
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Female 192
I gotta say, that wasn`t the best move for Nike. It`s not supposed to be anti gay, but for some people it`s entirely understandable if they perceive it that way.
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Male 7,933
"I meant my first ever post on my account - before anyone starts complaining.. ;)"

Good, because if it was a regular FIRST!!111 I would have to send you to the realm of banned. But this is fine.

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Female 60
Poor gays. They have to live in a world where straight basketball players don`t like sweaty crotch in their face. When will people change?!
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Male 904
ignorant loser. somones nuts in someones face is a symbol of disgrace. the ad is saying "wear nikes and u can dunk on the competition"
i personally hate nike(i only wear adidas) but still theres no need for an uproar over this ad or the GET SOME NUTS ad
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Male 2,796
Agreed Primetime. It`s definitely not "anti-gay" because homosexuality has no place on the field. The slogan "that`s not right" in regards to the precarious positions shown would not be enjoyable by anyone including gay people.

I am pretty sure most gay people are much like everyone else. They don`t play basketball to pick up dudes or salivate at the thought of getting a face full of sweaty crotch from some dude you don`t know. Perhaps in the nightclub.. but that`s on their own time, lol.

Gay people, much like most minority groups just love to make themselves a target at any given opportunity.

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Male 2,395
I LOLD at the Isn`t that cute one. :)
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Male 776
ughhhh honestly i bet theres a ton of gay guys out there thinking "common u d-bag its just basketball! Steve... STEVEN! come here look at this poo, lets protest! i want my basketball ads"

sighhh... we gotta crash this

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Female 850
It is kina anti-gay, they could just change the the words and stuff, to some thing thats more direct to SHOES not, anto-stuff. It`ll make it better. But, that gay-rights guy is a little crazy about this.
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Male 2,372
This guy obviously didn`t get the point of the ad. Plus, he`s so fixated on things having to do with crotches and men and whatnot that he`s developed a hyper-sensitivity to "homophobic" stuff that isn`t even there.

Sad....

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Female 6
I meant my first ever post on my account - before anyone starts complaining.. ;)
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Male 11,739
I went back and my comment is up but it says it`s awaiting moderation. So I don`t know if it`s there for everyone to see. If it is, we could overload him with comments before he has a chance to do any moderation.
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Female 6
Woo, first post! xD

I think the reason they`re calling it `anti-gay` is because is displays homosexuality as something unpleasant and to be laughed at, though very subtle in doing to.

Though, do I think they are over-reacting? Perhaps. ;)

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Female 15,763
This is just giving gay people a bad name.
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Female 5,139
yeah, how do we crash it then.. i really want to :D lol
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Male 11,739
I don`t think we can do it in the comments. I posted a "nice" one to him and see that all comments are moderated. So the douchebag can just refuse to allow them.
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Male 285
so do we just spam comments or what? How we gonna crash it? tell me!
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Female 5,139
i might be moving to Canada soon, just thought id get that out there :D coz im excited about it ^_^
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Male 281
@ Powernuke: "People are bored in America, and that`s why sh*t like this happens," rants the Canadian to i-am-bored.com.
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Male 11,739
That is stupid, there`s nothing to do with homosexualism in that campaign. It`s basketball, it happens, and the guys are NOT thinking about having another guy`s junk in their face. They`re trying to play the game. Stuff like that happens a lot more in American football. Oh and what about Greco Roman wrestling?

I am all in favor of crashing this douchebag`s site.

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Male 107
People are bored in America, and so poo like this happens. God damn it, give them a drating puzzle or something,
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Male 1,083
the Mr. T comercial, I can see as sort of homophonic... but come on this is completely getting pwned due to lack of basketball skill. Sometimes I think people need to be told to step back and stop looking for an underlying meaning in everything.
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Male 1,182
who gives a poo and why does nike give a poo gay people dont even play sports

Nike should be able to do whatever the hell they want, i would leave them up

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Female 416
Wow. That is sooo homophobic! (hopefully you could detect that sarcasm)

I don`t see anything reffering to gays, just a lot of guys in uncomfortable-looking positions.

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Female 1,142
DON`T U GUYZ SEE?!11 GAY PPLZ DOO STUF LIEK THAT ALL THE TYM, [email protected]!!

Seriously though, I don`t understand how those are anti-gay. At all.
Oh wait... they`re not...
-_-

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Female 362
I don`t get it.
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Male 5,094
Um, yeah, online vandalism, great way of showing your opinion.
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Female 136
Crashing sites is better than discussing rights, no hurt feelings here.
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Female 5,139
lol ISNT THAT CUTE

i think all this anti-gay pooe is ridiculous

yeh, lets crash the site!!

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Male 327
^leeeeeets go! (gets pumped up)
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Male 7,933
I say we crash that site.

I have never met one person on the basketball court who actually enjoyed that position. Getting Dunked on is the biggest sign of showing someone up and often, you are asked to leave.

How does that deal with Homophobia?

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Male 556
What`s the big deal?
They`re humorous, not anti-gay.
Wait...
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Male 20,908
And here`s the website and the guy who created the uproar.
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Male 20,908
Link: Nike Pulls Latest Ad Campaign Over Gay Outcry [Rate Link] - Gay rights groups say the ads are anti-gay. What do you think? I think the Velvet Mafia has gone overboard on this one.
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