The “leaked” Bell commercial featuring 2 men cuddling, marrying, and enjoying Taco Bell has gone viral worldwide and receiving relatively positive responses. But it took till last night for Taco Bell to finally respond to inquiries about its creation, saying, essentially, that they didn’t make the commercial, but do like it, and that it does indeed represent their company’s views.
Via The Inquisitor:
On Friday night, Taco Bell’s marketing department responded to an inquiry about the ad featuring a gay couple. Rob Poetsch, a Director of Public Affairs at Taco Bell, Corp, offered a corporate response.
“We didn’t create this ad, but we can see the people who did share the same Live Mas passion for our brand—and our breakfast—as we do. Although we cannot condone unauthorized use of our intellectual property, we are impressed with their work and would be open to meeting with them.”
There has been much speculation that the gay-positive commercial was created and leaked intentionally by Taco Bell, either as a marketing ploy, or, as LGBTQ Nation suggests, to “test the waters” with reaching out to the gay community, without the risk of negative response from the anti-gay lobbies.
But then again, there are some who are see the commercial as “not gay”?
It could be seen as two straight coworkers done with with bromantic humor similar to any Franco/Rogan comedy, albeit G-rated. Each vignette took that buddy-bromance to the next (hilarious) logical extreme.
So is it gay? Is it a bromance?
Is it Taco Bell? Or is it not?
Come out of the closet Taco Bell. (And you too. Seth Rogan and James Franco)