Pornhub Submits SFW Super Bowl Ad, Is Rejected Anyway [Video]

Pornhub submitted an ad for the 2013 Super Bowl, and they were rejected. The “why” seems obvious until you actually watch the ad. Aside from their name, there’s not really anything all that offensive about it.

It’s Super Bowl ad time, and thanks to the Internet, we’re able to see almost all of the commercials that the folks who decide these things pass over in favor of the select few that ultimately air. Pornhub, a popular online portal for pornographic clips and videos, probably knew that their submission wouldn’t be approved, but they put up a good fight anyway.

Says the Pornhub press release:

“Super Bowl TV network CBS has stepped up its defensive line ahead of this Sunday’s big game, blocking a proposed multi-million dollar commercial from…a CBS spokesperson offered this brief response via email to the website’s proposal: ‘CBS Television Network Standards do not permit advertising related to pornography. Therefore, we cannot accept your submission.’
“Pornhub Vice President Corey Price said: ‘The Super Bowl is the Holy Grail of ad spots and given our website’s huge following in the US, we developed a G-rated commercial that we felt would meet the network’s advertising standards.’ “

BuzzFeed notes accurately that Pornhub wins either way, because they didn’t have to shell out $4 million for 30 seconds of Super Bowl air time, and websites like theirs, ours, and any with an interest in things viral will give them all the exposure they want.

Anyway, here’s Pornhub’s rejected Super Bowl commercial. It’s actually completely SFW.