"A commercial for Snickers candy bars launched in the Super Bowl broadcast was benched after its maker got complaints that it was homophobic.Click the AOL link, above, if you'd like to see the commercial for yourself.
The ad showed two auto mechanics accidentally kissing while eating the same candy bar and then ripping out some chest hair to do something "manly." "
I've gotta say that I don't see this commercial as homophobic. If anything, it's a parody of (and, perhaps a statement about) the insecurities of American males - and over-compensation.
There's a big difference, in my opinion, between a commercial, tv show, or film that depicts homophobia and one that endorses it.