NASCAR Super Bowl 2015 Ad Will Not Have Gluten Joke

Posted: Jan 31 2015, 1:25am CST | by , in News | Super Bowl


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NASCAR Super Bowl 2015 Ad will not have Gluten Joke

Nick Offerman cashes in on his All American persona. He stars in NBC's NASCAR Super Bowl 2015 Ad. The commercial is online and got tangled up in a controversy because of a joke about gluten-free.

Here is the next Super Bowl 2015 ad causing an outrage from a group of people. Comedian Nick Offermann managed to offend people who need to eat gluten-free. Nick Offerman says in the NBC's NASCAR Super Bowl 2015 commercial: "When our idea of danger is eating gluten, there is trouble afoot. Yes, we the people have gotten soft." 

A petition received over 16,000 signatures to asking NBC to pull the ad. The petitioner makes a valid point that gluten-free kids get bullied for have to eat different to manage the Celiac disease. 

The outcry has already been heard and the joke about gluten-free will not be in the 60-second NASCAR Super Bowl 2015 Ad that will air during the Super Bowl 2015 broadcast. An NBC Sports spokesperson said in a statement according To AdWeek: "The intent of our creative was to highlight NASCAR's return to NBC Sports in 2015 and celebrate the sport's fun and passionate following," said an NBC Sports spokesman. "The response has been overwhelmingly positive, but we understand that it is hard to please everyone and apologize to anyone who took offense." 

The extended 2 minute version of the NASCAR Super Bowl 2015 Ad still will contain the gluten-free joke. 

Read the about the GoDaddy Super Bowl 2015 Puppy Controversy and why this Super Bowl ad was pulled.

Watch all Super Bowl 2015 Ads released online.

I4U News will again bring you full coverage of the Super Bowl 2015 Ads.

The Super Bowl 2015 will take place on February 1, 2015 in Arizona. The Super Bowl XLIX game will be played in the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. NBC is broadcasting the Super Bowl 2015. The Super Bowl 2015 Halftime Show will be performed by Katy Perry. The constantly updated Super Bowl Ads List is tracking all 2015 Super Bowl Ads.

Check out our Super Bowl 2015 Dates, Times and FAQ Guide for everything you need to know about the Super Bowl XLIX. Also find out how to watch the Superbowl online.

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