CELEBRITY CARD – A friend suggested we use beloved celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and Neil Patrick Harris in our ads to get American audiences to sympathize with denying rights to gays they know and love. But any actor can be written off as a “decadent, West-Coast, Hollywood, elite”, especially when you’ve played a coked-up womanizer on screen like NPH has.
On the flipside, athletes have relatively clean public records and a history of playing great American passtimes for our nation’s greatest teams, stadiums, and sports traditions. So it’s hard for anyone hate on such public heroes. We’re hoping that bigger sports stars will continue to come out to show just who NOM wants to discriminate against.