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Date: 07/28/08 03:31 PM

81 Responses to Nike Pulls Latest Ad Campaign Over Gay Outcry

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18927 posts
    July 28, 2008 at 3:02 pm
    Link: Nike Pulls Latest Ad Campaign Over Gay Outcry - Gay rights groups say the ads are anti-gay. What do you think? I think the Velvet Mafia has gone overboard on this one.
  2. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18927 posts
    July 28, 2008 at 3:04 pm
    And here`s the website and the guy who created the uproar.
  3. Profile photo of boredest1
    boredest1 Male 18-29
    556 posts
    July 28, 2008 at 3:36 pm
    What`s the big deal?
    They`re humorous, not anti-gay.
    Wait...
  4. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    July 28, 2008 at 3:36 pm
    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?

  5. Profile photo of shivarama
    shivarama Male 13-17
    327 posts
    July 28, 2008 at 3:37 pm
    ^leeeeeets go! (gets pumped up)
  6. Profile photo of alice_x
    alice_x Female 18-29
    5140 posts
    July 28, 2008 at 3:39 pm
    lol ISNT THAT CUTE

    i think all this anti-gay pooe is ridiculous

    yeh, lets crash the site!!

  7. Profile photo of NexusLetum
    NexusLetum Female 18-29
    136 posts
    July 28, 2008 at 3:41 pm
    Crashing sites is better than discussing rights, no hurt feelings here.
  8. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    July 28, 2008 at 3:44 pm
    Um, yeah, online vandalism, great way of showing your opinion.
  9. Profile photo of buttersisluv
    buttersisluv Female 18-29
    362 posts
    July 28, 2008 at 3:46 pm
    I don`t get it.
  10. Profile photo of White_Wolfos
    White_Wolfos Female 18-29
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    July 28, 2008 at 3:46 pm
    DON`T U GUYZ SEE?!11 GAY PPLZ DOO STUF LIEK THAT ALL THE TYM, LOLZ!!21@!!

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

  11. Profile photo of thats_nifty
    thats_nifty Female 13-17
    416 posts
    July 28, 2008 at 3:48 pm
    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.

  12. Profile photo of basketkase
    basketkase Male 18-29
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    July 28, 2008 at 3:50 pm
    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

  13. Profile photo of look215
    look215 Male 18-29
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    July 28, 2008 at 3:53 pm
    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.
  14. Profile photo of Powernuke
    Powernuke Male 13-17
    107 posts
    July 28, 2008 at 3:53 pm
    People are bored in America, and so poo like this happens. God damn it, give them a drating puzzle or something,
  15. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    July 28, 2008 at 3:54 pm
    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.

  16. Profile photo of Trigod
    Trigod Male 18-29
    281 posts
    July 28, 2008 at 3:56 pm
    @ Powernuke: "People are bored in America, and that`s why sh*t like this happens," rants the Canadian to i-am-bored.com.
  17. Profile photo of alice_x
    alice_x Female 18-29
    5140 posts
    July 28, 2008 at 3:57 pm
    i might be moving to Canada soon, just thought id get that out there :D coz im excited about it ^_^
  18. Profile photo of phasoo
    phasoo Male 18-29
    285 posts
    July 28, 2008 at 3:59 pm
    so do we just spam comments or what? How we gonna crash it? tell me!
  19. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    July 28, 2008 at 4:04 pm
    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.
  20. Profile photo of alice_x
    alice_x Female 18-29
    5140 posts
    July 28, 2008 at 4:06 pm
    yeah, how do we crash it then.. i really want to :D lol
  21. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    July 28, 2008 at 4:06 pm
    This is just giving gay people a bad name.
  22. Profile photo of Mayze
    Mayze Female 18-29
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    July 28, 2008 at 4:11 pm
    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. ;)

  23. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    July 28, 2008 at 4:12 pm
    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.
  24. Profile photo of Mayze
    Mayze Female 18-29
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    July 28, 2008 at 4:13 pm
    I meant my first ever post on my account - before anyone starts complaining.. ;)
  25. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
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    July 28, 2008 at 4:16 pm
    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....

  26. Profile photo of Gunit1
    Gunit1 Female 13-17
    850 posts
    July 28, 2008 at 4:20 pm
    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.
  27. Profile photo of addler
    addler Male 13-17
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    July 28, 2008 at 4:23 pm
    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

  28. Profile photo of luckyse7en
    luckyse7en Male 13-17
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    July 28, 2008 at 4:24 pm
    I LOLD at the Isn`t that cute one. :)
  29. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    July 28, 2008 at 4:38 pm
    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.

  30. Profile photo of maceizballin
    maceizballin Male 13-17
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    July 28, 2008 at 4:44 pm
    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
  31. Profile photo of electrikburn
    electrikburn Female 13-17
    60 posts
    July 28, 2008 at 4:54 pm
    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?!
  32. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7935 posts
    July 28, 2008 at 5:04 pm
    "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.

  33. Profile photo of never_more
    never_more Female 13-17
    192 posts
    July 28, 2008 at 5:38 pm
    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.
  34. Profile photo of SPARTAKITTY
    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
    2120 posts
    July 28, 2008 at 5:42 pm
    Super gay. CRASH! CRASH! CRASH!
  35. Profile photo of chrees516
    chrees516 Male 18-29
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    July 28, 2008 at 5:53 pm
    `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.
  36. Profile photo of esopillar34
    esopillar34 Male 18-29
    471 posts
    July 28, 2008 at 5:54 pm
    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.

  37. Profile photo of WHOISIT12345
    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
    4394 posts
    July 28, 2008 at 5:57 pm
    hahahaha lolz isnt that cute???
  38. Profile photo of Trigod
    Trigod Male 18-29
    281 posts
    July 28, 2008 at 6:00 pm
    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.

  39. Profile photo of cdpickels09
    cdpickels09 Male 13-17
    298 posts
    July 28, 2008 at 6:09 pm
    ^^ why yes, yes it does
  40. Profile photo of Quackor
    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    July 28, 2008 at 6:10 pm
    I dont see the gay in this.
  41. Profile photo of Shellie84
    Shellie84 Female 18-29
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    July 28, 2008 at 6:41 pm
    [email protected]`s comment on the other site

    "Its about disrespect not butt sex"

    For some reason that made me lol

  42. Profile photo of Imjesus
    Imjesus Male 13-17
    122 posts
    July 28, 2008 at 7:15 pm
    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?

  43. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    July 28, 2008 at 7:15 pm
    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.
  44. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    July 28, 2008 at 7:23 pm
    That was blatant homomphobia. Probably.
  45. Profile photo of are7era
    are7era Male 18-29
    562 posts
    July 28, 2008 at 7:45 pm
    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.
  46. Profile photo of are7era
    are7era Male 18-29
    562 posts
    July 28, 2008 at 7:46 pm
    Now mind you, if my boyfriend and I were naked and did this, I would say it was hot.
  47. Profile photo of Zoto
    Zoto Male 18-29
    273 posts
    July 28, 2008 at 8:28 pm
    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.
  48. Profile photo of phasoo
    phasoo Male 18-29
    285 posts
    July 28, 2008 at 9:09 pm
    I just posted a comment, and it`s awaiting moderation, what a crappy attempt for petition. They ALMOST got me mad...almost.
  49. Profile photo of Tdogg111
    Tdogg111 Male 13-17
    473 posts
    July 28, 2008 at 9:23 pm
    i think people just need to calm down.
  50. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    July 28, 2008 at 9:28 pm
    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.
  51. Profile photo of yagovaggo
    yagovaggo Male 30-39
    476 posts
    July 28, 2008 at 9:40 pm
    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!
  52. Profile photo of TR-Wolf
    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
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    July 28, 2008 at 9:50 pm
    I`m gay and just thought it was kinda stupid, not particularly homophobic.
  53. Profile photo of drixishot
    drixishot Male 18-29
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    July 28, 2008 at 11:39 pm
    stuff like this makes me a angry gay man. whiney shi ts
  54. Profile photo of AwesomeMe2
    AwesomeMe2 Male 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 12:14 am
    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.
  55. Profile photo of bwahbwah
    bwahbwah Male 13-17
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    July 29, 2008 at 12:25 am
    People today are too uptight.
  56. Profile photo of ecpkngt
    ecpkngt Female 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 1:45 am
    Would it be wrong to say the outcriers can get bent?

    Oh, wait...

  57. Profile photo of waath1
    waath1 Male 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 2:10 am
    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

  58. Profile photo of waath1
    waath1 Male 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 2:11 am
    p.s. Now that I`m not as angry I must say to ecpkngt: LOL
  59. Profile photo of billcosby
    billcosby Male 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 3:22 am
    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.
  60. Profile photo of Nymphet
    Nymphet Female 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 4:36 am
    so not gay..... AND LETS ALL MOVE TO CANADA!!!!
  61. Profile photo of marchhare123
    marchhare123 Male 30-39
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    July 29, 2008 at 6:27 am
    Ok im gay and i want to bitch slap this guy. Nuff said
  62. Profile photo of orchydork
    orchydork Female 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 7:37 am
    I dunno about you guys, but I`m just confused XD
  63. Profile photo of theuhstuf
    theuhstuf Female 70 & Over
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    July 29, 2008 at 7:46 am
    pffffff the ad looked very gay to me, nike is probably full of grab ass fagots.
  64. Profile photo of rodrigorenzo
    rodrigorenzo Male 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 8:12 am
    Didnt get why all the startle
  65. Profile photo of REBELComx
    REBELComx Male 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 9:04 am
    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 ;~)

  66. Profile photo of ayull
    ayull Male 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 9:16 am
    hehehe...

    "gay outcry"

    hehehe

  67. Profile photo of FroBoi
    FroBoi Male 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 9:31 am
    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 .
  68. Profile photo of andtothedrew
    andtothedrew Male 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 9:44 am
    "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.

  69. Profile photo of rikakitty
    rikakitty Female 18-29
    683 posts
    July 29, 2008 at 10:01 am
    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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    airsofter1 Male 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 10:07 am
    i don`t see gay animals in the wild so ya it ain`t right BECAUSE THE SPECIES WOULD DIE OUT
  71. Profile photo of airsofter1
    airsofter1 Male 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 10:08 am
    CRASH IT!
  72. Profile photo of zoinks
    zoinks Male 13-17
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    July 29, 2008 at 10:14 am
    well mebes the "that aint right" one...

    but besides that one the other 2 seem ok

  73. Profile photo of rikakitty
    rikakitty Female 18-29
    683 posts
    July 29, 2008 at 10:15 am
    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.
  74. Profile photo of Trigod
    Trigod Male 18-29
    281 posts
    July 29, 2008 at 1:19 pm
    @ ferretf*cker: Whoa ho ho there! Holy Mary, Batman! I see you`re still butthurt and jealous over that one thread just because your pimply, geriatric a-s-s is old enough to pop the monocle off a dinosaur. Most people can afford to have standards; hell, even a self-professed penniless, sexually frustrated, hormone-filled teenager like B0R3DoM has higher standards than you. What do you think that says about your desperation?

    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.

  75. Profile photo of Trigod
    Trigod Male 18-29
    281 posts
    July 29, 2008 at 1:24 pm
    Only MORONS don`t illegally crash sites on the Internet they disagree with. HURF DE F*CKING DURF.
  76. Profile photo of bochamockado
    bochamockado Male 18-29
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    July 29, 2008 at 1:40 pm
    I thought it said Nike superjunk. I thought it might be a penis enlargement ad.
  77. Profile photo of simonb123
    simonb123 Male 13-17
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    July 29, 2008 at 3:24 pm
    come on admit it, the first one is a bit homophobic
  78. Profile photo of alice_x
    alice_x Female 18-29
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    July 30, 2008 at 3:53 am
    Trigod i hope you die sucking on a lemon.
  79. Profile photo of Albo4life
    Albo4life Male 13-17
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    July 30, 2008 at 2:10 pm
    who gives a poo what gay people think?
    they jus gotta ruin a great nike add...
    (btw im getting those hyperdunks) =D
  80. Profile photo of yagovaggo
    yagovaggo Male 30-39
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    December 14, 2008 at 8:51 pm
    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!
  81. Profile photo of jdee89
    jdee89 Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2011 at 2:06 pm
    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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