Legal Seafoods Restaurant Chain Comes Under Fire For Anti-Gay Ads

Will Kohler

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5 Responses

  1. I’m pretty ultra sensitive. I am the first to admit it. But these don’t really offend me. I think they are kind of tasteful and cute. The announcer seems to have a sense of irony with a deft touch to his lines.

  2. Sam says:

    To my thinking, it’s not a function of the viewer’s “sensitivities”, these are just clearly using gayness as a punchline. While some are likely to be more sensitive than others, it’s pretty crass and not particularly creative of the ad agency. The fact that there’s a dunderhead within LSF that bought the ads, just tells me that the company might not be all that well run. I won’t eat there again (though I haven’t eaten there all that often before as I don’t like fish… if you know what I mean).

  3. I do think the ads were done with some tongue in cheek but kind of tastefully nevertheless. I do appreciate and understand your view on this but I get a little more enraged by comments like…”that’s so gay” or “you are so gay” or the nasty comedians who use the attack of “you are gay” as an insult. I do think there are bigger fish to fry. Excuse the pun!

  4. Mark says:

    I laughed 😀 I thought it was taking the piss out of the straight guy. We as a community need to know where the finish line is and stop being over sensitive.

  5. snt says:

    more GayInc bitching over nothing..

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