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Ad: “Life is short, have an affair”

Jan 20, 2011, 3:16 PM | Updated: Mar 28, 2011, 3:46 pm

Dating websites are nothing new, but an online dating service for people who want to hook up for affairs goes too far according to some.

FOX has rejected a Super Bowl ad from Ashley Madison. You can watch it below; it’s edgy to say the least. I’m a generally accepting person, but that’s a weird ad. It’s too much for FOX. They released a statement saying their standards division has decided the commercial is “not acceptable to air on FOX.”

They’re not the only ones. Last year NBC rejected a similar ad. Perhaps the company doesn’t need to do anything more than try to get their commercial on the network every year because they get a lot of free media attention as a result of being rejected.

Here’s why I’m posting this commercial. Often when we hear about affairs and cheating, it’s the man who’s at fault. Bill Clinton, John Edwards, Tiger Woods and many others have been before TV cameras admitting (eventually) and apologizing for what they’ve done wrong. What about women who cheat?

I am working on a story about women who start and continue affairs. Women in the Seattle area, I’d love to talk with you for the story. Men, if you were faithful while your wife was not, I’d like to hear from you too. Contact me here.

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Ad: “Life is short, have an affair”