The NOW Response to the Tebow Superbowl Ad
Here’s the response from Terry O’Neill, president of the National Organization for Wild Women:
What I saw was a pro-violence-against-women message... The ad connects the idea of male happiness with violating -- committing violence -- against a woman... It’s really a disturbing message when you think about it.
That’s in response to an ad showing a quarterback who pretends to tackle his mom -- while she’s in the middle of talking about him affectionately -- and after which he gets up and gives her a hug. The ad is so sweet it almost makes you gag.
O’Neill’s comment is stupid beyond words. It’s hard to believe that just a few weeks into 2010 we already have such a strong contender for the dumbest statement of the year.