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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Yes, It’s Another “And I’m a Mac” Parody…

posted by on October 14 at 8:56 AM

…but it’s a good one. HOMOtracker, a group LGBT entertainment industry professionals, put together this “No On Prop 8” ad. Prop 8, if passed, would amend California’s constitution to ban same-sex marriage in that state.

“Our goal in creating these shorts was to shine a fresh light on this issue, as a call-to-arms for our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters and to hopefully change a few minds on the other side of the battlefield and those caught in the middle,” says one of the ads creators.

Gee, I hope Ellen sees it.

Via Towleroad.

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Hahaha. That's great!

Posted by Mr Fuzzy | October 14, 2008 9:12 AM

Why is the constitution wearing such a ridiculous shirt?

Posted by Bellevue Ave | October 14, 2008 9:19 AM

thats a really good video. i wish our supreme court could have seen something like that before making that dumb decision

Posted by nos | October 14, 2008 9:31 AM

This ad really pisses me off. It's not that I don't like the message -- I do. It's that these people put a lot of work into making a great ad that I think does a great job to make straight people comfortable voting against eight, then put a giant "HOMO" at the end of it.

Translation: this ad paid for by GAYS! It's not about fairness after all, it's about fairness to GAYS!

I'm sure it felt nice to name the group "HOMOtracker" but the name sure doesn't do any good in actually beating the amendment.

Counting on non-gay, non-super liberal people to stand up for gays is a lost cause. This ad should be paid for by "People Who Don't Really Like Gay Marriage But Will Vote Against 8 Anyway." The goal of this campaign isn't to make people think that it's ok to be a homo, it's to beat the amendment. The end.

Posted by Drew | October 14, 2008 9:42 AM

Drew @4, I agree, and I think you should send the same comment to, if you haven't already.

Posted by lostboy | October 14, 2008 10:03 AM

#4 of course it's about fairness to Gay-Americans, they're the ones being denied equality. Duh. You're other point is well made however that asking for non-Gay citizens to vote NO is now complicated by (shocking) using the HOMO word. Americans are terribly adverse to the truth.

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | October 14, 2008 10:22 AM

Did No just pronounce "sorry" in the Canadian fashion? That can't help our case.

Posted by Chris | October 14, 2008 10:32 AM

Chris, I picked up on that too. I was like "Soorry? WTF?"

Posted by Donolectic | October 14, 2008 10:47 AM

#6 If most voters didn't see a difference between "fairness" and "fairness to gay people" we wouldn't have lost so many times.

Posted by Drew | October 14, 2008 11:33 AM

While I agree with the sentiment and the portrayal of the constitution, I think the parody of the the Mac ad is lame and tired. I wish they'd found a different way to frame it.

Posted by Reverse Polarity | October 14, 2008 12:05 PM

i so wanna fuck justin long it makes my brain hurt. i'd fuck drew barrymore just because his penis has been in her. i watch Dodgeball and Jeepers Creepers over and over and jack off until my thumb blisters. and have i ever mentioned how much i want to fuck justin long? well, lemme tell ya...

Posted by adrian | October 14, 2008 12:06 PM

This'll really change things. Most homophobic, ignorant people are constantly on the net and are bound to see this ad. It's a good thing they're not putting it on TV. Then no one would watch it.

Posted by Yeek | October 14, 2008 12:27 PM

Well - if I lived in California, I'd vote against Prop 8. (Would even without this ad...)

Of course, I voted against limiting gays in VA, too - and you know how much good that did anybody.

Was really hoping Californians were more open-minded than Virginians.

Posted by Ayden/VA | October 14, 2008 12:46 PM

Another thought...

Wonder if anyone's mind could be changed by spreading the word that Israel recognizes gay marriages.

They don't actually sanction the joining, but if people live together long enough, they're considered as 'common-law' married. And get the same benefits as sanctioned married people.

Better than what we have (don't have) anyway.

Posted by Ayden/VA | October 14, 2008 12:54 PM

@4 I'm with you. If you want to name your group "HOMOtracker" and all you do is preach to the choir, great. But you can't take that name out into the mainstream and not scare off the very people you're trying to attract.

I totally believe that the appearance of their name negates all the good of the rest of the ad. At the very least, it leaves the target audience wondering what the hell that "HOMOtracker" thing was about, instead of leaving them thinking about everything they saw before it. That's Bad Ad 101.

Posted by whatevernevermind | October 14, 2008 2:01 PM

They love their celebrities there. I would prefer a more simple plea to keep California a "free state".

Posted by Vince | October 14, 2008 2:04 PM
Posted by Popito | October 14, 2008 10:14 PM

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