In another example of political correctness gone nonsensical, Comcast has ordered the NRA to remove guns, and gun images from its ads promoting the outdoors show in Pennsylvania.
The media giant says it will not air the ads until the images have been removed.
In an email to the NRA Comcast did not explain what was so offensive about the brief glimpse of guns in the ad, but simply stated that the organization must comply in order for the 2 ads to be aired.
According to washingtonexaminer.com,
“The good news is there are just some small tweaks that need to happen in order to run the schedules in all the markets we have set up for the Great American Outdoor Show,” said Comcast of the two ads the NRA wants to run in 12 different TV markets in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.
Here is one of the two ads the NRA is trying to run below. Can’t see why the ad is so offensive? Neither can we.
It won’t be much of an outdoors show if it will be void of all firearms, and not depicting a single firearm in the ad will only serve to mislead viewers.
“Both ads submitted yesterday entitled, (Family & Exhibit) will need to remove any and all images of rifles, shooting ranges, and handguns, when this is complete our MCC [control center] department and legal department will evaluate for approval,” added Comcast.
Any of the images or shots of guns are such brief split-second frames that it’s hard to understand why even an anti-gun company would have a problem with it. But you better believe this is more about the NRA itself than the ad actually being offensive to any viewing audience.
“Any way you cut it, the shooting sports are a significant part of the show. Why shouldn’t we be allowed to advertise for one of the Great American Outdoor Show’s main areas? We designed an ad campaign to depict the events, activities, and sights people could expect to see at the Great American Outdoor Show. To remove a crucial aspect of the show from our ads would be a major disservice to people who may be interested in attending. We do not have plans to alter the ads at this time.” said NRA spokesman Kyle Jillson.
Here is the 2nd ad the NRA had planned to run: