Neil Patrick Harris is featured in a promo campaign for the upcoming Super Bowl game that will be aired next month on his TV network CBS. In the ad, Neil is wearing black football eye paint with the Super Bowl date written on it. As a result, right wing nutbags are claiming that by featuring NPH wearing black football eye paint with a message — much like Christian football player Tim Tewbow does with Bible verses — CBS is “pushing the gay agenda” and making a mockery of Christianity. I’m so dumbfounded by the idiocy of this complaint that I am having a hard time putting my feelings into words. I mean … I can’t even with this sort of nonsense.
Neil Patrick Harris is being slammed for “mocking Christianity” with a new Super Bowl ad. Harris is featured in a new commercial wearing eye black printed with “Feb. 3, 2013,” or the date of Super Bowl XLVII. The ad is a direct nod to New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow, who won’t be participating in the Super Bowl but is known for posting Bible verses in his eye black. The “How I Met Your Mother” star’s move has sparked the ire of conservative news site WND. Writer Joe Kovacs condemned Harris, who he deems as “making no secret of his homosexuality,” as well CBS for the clip:
“CBS, the television network airing the big game this year, is now using an outspoken homosexual actor to mimic Tim Tebow’s style of trumpeting messages in eyeblack on his face. One football fan who watched the CBS promo Sunday made the connection between Harris and Tebow, saying, ‘They’re pushing a gay agenda by using him, and they’re mocking Christians at the same time.'”
It’s sad but, yes, some people are truly this moronic. Firstly, as to the “gay agenda” complaint … there is nothing “gay” about this ad. If anything, featuring a gay actor wearing football paint seems more a case of pushing the “heterosexual agenda” since sports are more overwhelming associated with straights than with gays (which, IMHO, is ridiculous in its own right … but that’s another rant for another day). Secondly, as to making a “mockery” of Christianity … are they really serious about this? There is nothing Christian whatsoever about writing Bible verses in football eye paint. Just because Tim Tebow does it, the practice isn’t immediately a symbol of Christianity. I mean, it’s absurd to even try and make the connection. And, let’s not forget, Tebow wasn’t the first person in the course of human history to write messages on his face. This kind of “controversy” only goes to show how ignorant and hateful some people can be. It’s a shame that this silly story has become a thing but I honestly have no problem exposing moronity like this for others to see. Sometimes, I just shake my head at this kind of bullshizz but … man, it’s hard to just laugh off blatant idiocy.