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(Anti) Gay Advertisements #24 and #25: Miller Coors

 

If you watch as much TV as I do, you’ve undoubtedly noticed Miller Lite’s “Man Up” series of commercials (example below), which outwardly ostracize males who demonstrate feminine tendencies (like sporting a thong or wearing skinny jeans).  More recently Miller launched the commercial above for its High Life brand, which carries on the company’s apparent opposition to gender diversity.

There are numerous examples of ads in the American media landscape that drip with homophobia, but what makes these commercials notable is that Miller Lite was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award in Advertising in 2010 for a series of print ads the brand ran (thanks to Queerty for first pointing this out).

I find it sad that Miller Coors has resorted to low brow attacks on gender diversity to sell booze, especially when the company has historically demonstrated great support for the GLBT community (recently scoring a 100% in HRC’s 2011 Corporate Diversity Index).  What I find incredibly ironic out about the situation is that Miller Lite is generally considered by beer connoisseurs to be flavorless watered-down swill – nothing manly about that!

Gay Advertisement #19: Miller Lite

2010 GLAAD Media Awards In Advertising Nominee

This ad from Miller Lite, titled “Great To See You Out,” was nominated in the Outstanding Print Campaign – LGBT Market category.  The GLAAD Media Awards in Advertising will take place tomorrow, September 29th, in New York City.  Check back soon for a list of winners!