The San Francisco 49ers gay ad is pulled from their website. This comes after the 49ers got praise for being the first NFL team to shoot the gay rights "It Gets Better" ad. According to NESN on Sat. Feb. 2, 2013, the players that did the ad had no idea they were filming a gay rights ad, they thought it was about general bullying.
This was just one of the reasons that the ad was pulled off the 49ers website. The other reason was due to a comment that Cornerback Chris Culliver made this week. He said he “wouldn’t welcome a gay player in the locker room during Super Bowl week,” according to NESN. He has since apologized for this comment.
Video: Check out the ad that was pulled from the 49ers' website here or at the bottom left of this article.
The two players that appear in the ad, defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga and linebacker Ahmad Brooks, did not know that they were making a gay rights “It gets Better” ad. When they were shown the ad, they both claimed they had no idea that the video was for gay rights.
Neither of these NFL players mentioned anything about LGBT-related terms in the video, so according to NECN, it is quite possible they were unaware of what the ad was about. Both thought they were making an video about general bullying.
Because Sopoaga and Brooks were unaware of the message the ad was sending, along with the controversial gay statements made by their team mate Culliver, the ad was pulled from the team’s website.