Thursday, February 08, 2007

Prince Finds A New Controversy

From the "So What Else Is New?" files, Sunday's Super Bowl Halftime show featured a bit of controversy. Apparently there has been some uproar over the shadow cast by Prince and his guitar during “Purple Rain.” Claims are being made that the shadow is unmistakably phallic. Look folks, sometimes a guitar is just a guitar. Put it to rest already. Actually, I take that back. Instead of rallying against Prince and the same guitar he used during his performance on the Grammys a few years back (pictured below left) and countless other performances (was it phallic then too?), how about directing your furor over to the Snicker's commercial that aired during the game!

Seriously, how did this commercial even make it on the air? As Jerry Seinfeld once said, "Who were the ad wizard's that came up with this one?" Since it's airing Sunday, GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) protested, saying the ad infers that it's not manly for two men to kiss. In the commercial, two guys start eating the same Snickers bar and when they come to the middle, their lips touch. Then they have to do something "manly" to erase the memory of said kiss by apparently ripping off a classic scene from "The 40 Year Old Virgin." Stooopid.

So here for your consideration, is the entire Prince Halftime Show, and the totally claimin Snicker's bar commercial. Seriously, which one is worse? The answer is pretty clear, right? Oh and hey, don't forget to check out my older post "Super Bowl Halftime Preview: Prince" which features a great concert to download!

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