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

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Dan Landry, a 47-year old straight man in Boston has been attempting to get Legal Sea Foods to
apologize for what he sees as an offensive anti-gay ad called “Buddies” that suggests that the two men depicted fishing together would have sex just because they’re alone on the seashore for hours on end.

And this isn’t the first time that LS has used anti-gay jokes in its commercials.  Before  “Buddies,” there were two Legal Sea Foods ads in 2009 that made fairly blatant gay jokes. In one, a fishing boat captain earns a new nickname after making a big catch worthy of serving at Legal Sea Foods. At the end, the narrator says the captain “greatly preferred [this] over his previous nickname: “The Cocklegobbler.”

In the another  2009 commercial entitled “First Mate,” it tells of the story of Captain Wilbert Taft who gets so drunk celebrating his first catch worthy of being sold to Legal Seafood
he “swabbed his First Mate’s deck…if you know what I mean,” the announcer concludes.

I’m actually shocked that there hasn’t been a huge backlash to these ads. When I first saw that terrible ’Cocklegobbler’ ad, that one really shocked me. Clearly they are calling [the fisherman] a
 cocksucker.  I didn’t laugh at that type of stuff when I was in junior high school. It just doesn’t fit at all. [Maybe] they really don’t see it, and I bet others don’t either. They just make their ’Brokeback Mountain’ jokes and hope people will get a chuckle and choose them the next time they go out for a piece of fish and a glass of wine.” said Landry

Legal Sea Foods restaurant are operated throughout Washington, D.C.,  Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and the District of Columbia and can be contacted by using their ONLINE CONTACT FORM or by calling Legal Seafoods LLC @ 617) 530-9000


Watch Cristiano Ronaldo and Jude Law Get Dressed?! Video)

 Both Cristiano Ronaldo and Jude Law are starring in ad campaigns in which they get dressed. (Someone should tell these guys it’s suppossed to be the OPPOSITE way around)

Cristiano’s campaign offers a tease of the new Armani Jeans campaign.  And Jude Law advert, although 5 years old yakes the same “put it on” attitude and was directed by Guy Ritchie and called  The Hire, a five-minute ad for BMW starring his then-wife and Clive Owen.

You can watch BOTH after the jump….