Apparently, the ad made CBS brass uncomfortable because it was a hit at two big Super Bowl sponsors, and — more importantly — two of network TV’s biggest advertisers.
Considering some of the direct attack Super Bowl spots run by Coke and Pepsi against each over the years, this is a pretty transparent double standard by CBS.
SodaStream, a seller of home soda-making machines, had already had an ad banned in the UK because it “denigrated the bottled drinks market.”
Below is the replacement spot they will be running in the 4th quarter of today’s game.
- Hillary Clinton returned to the public arena in one of her first political appearances since the election, urging Democrats to "keep fighting."
- President Trump addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, where he lashed out at the media and defended his agenda.
- The White House strongly denies reports that Chief of Staff Reince Priebus urged the FBI to undermine stories linking Trump to Russia.
- Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader, was killed with a chemical weapon last week at an airport in Malaysia.