The Super Bowl had a lot of specific ads, but the Scientology ad was not actually one of them.
According to the Business Insider, The Church of Scientology ran an ad in several major cities including New York and Los Angeles during the Super Bowl. As such, most of the nation thinks Scientology had really bought a Super Bowl ad.
An ad for the Church of Scientology appeared shortly after the Super Bowl went into halftime around 8 pm during the Super Bowl. The ad is part of the Church of Scientology’s “Knowledge” campaign, and was not a part of the Super Bowl ads.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, this came shortly after L. Ron Hubbard’s great grandson accused the Church of Scientology of “brainwashing.”
The 30-second Scientology ad began:
“To the curious. The inquisitive. The seekers of knowledge. To the ones who just wanna know. About life. About the universe. About yourself. Not cute questions. Big questions, ones that matter. To the rebels, the artists, the free thinkers and the innovators. Who care less about labels and more about truth. Who believe non-conformity is more than a bumper sticker.”
Although the Scientology ad ran during the Super Bowl, the Scientology “Knowledge” ad is over a month old and was uploaded December 18 to the official Scientology YouTube channel, posted below.
This is the second time recently that a Scientology ad has broken into the mainstream media, and this time it just happened to be timed for the Super Bowl in major cities.
In January, the Atlantic had posted sponsored content by the Church of Scientology about how the church’s leader, David Miscavige, had led it to its best year yet. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the advertisement was denounced by readers, and the Atlantic quickly removed it after the ensuing backlash.
Do you think the Church of Scientology did the right thing airing their “Knowledge” ad during the Super Bowl?