Dante’s Inferno “Go to Hell” Super Bowl Ad Rejected by CBS

February 2, 2010 -

A Super Bowl advertisement for Electronic Arts’ Dante’s Inferno game has fallen victim to CBS censors.

An original version of the ad had utilized the tagline “Go to Hell,” but that phrase was deemed to over the top for viewers of this Sunday’s big game and CBS rejected it. The Hollywood Reporter blog reports that EA will instead substitute the more sedate tagline “Hell Awaits” instead.

Another HR blog showcases a few more rejected Super Bowl ads and asks “What's a better value: spending $3 million plus production costs to air a 30-second ad during the Super Bowl or saving that $3 million when standards and practices lawyers at CBS reject the ad and everyone talks about the commercial anyway?”

Tim Tebow’s Super Bowl spots, paid for by Focus on the Family, are still set to air despite protests from pro-choice groups.


Thanks JT!


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Re: Dante’s Inferno “Go to Hell” Super Bowl Ad ...

I think its the better of the two, I really like the music :D

~Weatherlight~

~Weatherlight~

Re: Dante’s Inferno “Go to Hell” Super Bowl Ad ...

Well there is speculation going on right now that Tebow's Moms story is a little sketchy right now. Some of her story does not factually add up. Don't quote me but I think I remember reading that abortions were illegal where she lived at the time so in truth is was never an option for her, but thats apparently not stopping her from romantacizing her situation. Regardless though, the ironic point is that her "choice" to have Tim was really an option of "choices" and her stance should really be "pro choice" because thats exactly what occurred in her situation. No one forced her to have Tim, she chose too, yet what she is advocating is hypocritical to the choice she had.

Focus on the Family is using her for their persoanl gains as well so thats real classy of you FotF. (vomit)

Re: Dante’s Inferno “Go to Hell” Super Bowl Ad ...

Shouldn't the headline be "CBS Tell Dantes Inferno to Go To Hell"

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I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

-------------------------------------------------- I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

Re: Dante’s Inferno “Go to Hell” Super Bowl Ad ...

Haha. I couldn't agree more.

Re: Dante’s Inferno “Go to Hell” Super Bowl Ad ...

Ad suggesting women should ignore professional medical advice because one time somebody who did so mothered a professional athlete = good, clean entertainment.  The phrase "go to Hell", however, used in reference to someone literally going to Hell?  No, that's just offensive.

Re: Dante’s Inferno “Go to Hell” Super Bowl Ad ...

personally that abortion ad seems way to shaky to me. I mean, someone could just say "oh yeah? well my mother didn't get an abortion like the doctor (medically trained to save lives) TOLD her to, and she died, so i grew up without a mom".

It was a coin-flip either way, not some fact that the people against abortion are right.

But yeah, this just reeks of double standards.

 
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MechaCrashNo mention of shoving PT into the memory hole, I see.05/29/2015 - 8:38am
WonderkarpSorry for caps. copy pasted the title05/29/2015 - 8:36am
Wonderkarphttp://www.ign.com/articles/2015/05/29/silent-hills-publisher-konami-issues-apology-explains-mobile-first-future KONAMI ISSUES APOLOGY, EXPLAINS ‘MOBILE FIRST’ FUTURE05/29/2015 - 8:36am
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Wonderkarpjust be happy and encourage it.05/29/2015 - 7:37am
DocMelonheadSorry about that, but I'm surprise at what IP participate in this discussion.05/29/2015 - 7:25am
E. Zachary KnightIron, I did not Google Search because I figured the ESRB would publish such infor on their site, which is where I looked. http://www.esrb.org/ratings/ratings_process.jsp05/29/2015 - 7:22am
WonderkarpDocMelonHead, don't look a gift horse in the mouth05/29/2015 - 7:21am
E. Zachary KnightDoc, Uncalled for. Please keep things civil.05/29/2015 - 7:21am
MattsworknameThey were discussing the appeals process for Esrb ratings Doc.05/29/2015 - 7:21am
DocMelonheadDid IP post something that isn't related to White Supremecy?05/29/2015 - 7:13am
IronPatriotBut hey, you're welcome.05/29/2015 - 5:23am
Andrew EisenEZK did say he didn't find any info on the appeals process. And if all he did was look at the ratings process part of the ESRB's website, he wouldn't have. That's where I would have looked too. But hey, thanks for being thorough and finding the info.05/29/2015 - 5:01am
Andrew EisenDude, again. I am NOT saying there is no appeals process. THERE OBVIOUSLY IS. All I am saying is that the appeals process is not described in the ratings process part of the ESRB's website.05/29/2015 - 4:59am
IronPatriotI googled appeal esrb.org and it is the first and third hits. Second is esrb talking about appeals for web publishers. Gamefaqs is fourth.05/29/2015 - 4:01am
IronPatriotZachary said he did not find any information about a formal appeals process. I did a simple search and found two places on the esrb site with the info. Just sayin.05/29/2015 - 3:57am
IronPatriotOn Google I get "1 Written Testimony of Patricia E. Vance President ... - ESRB" http://www.esrb.org/about/news/downloads/pvtestimony_6_14_06.pdf05/29/2015 - 3:55am
Andrew EisenNow, that post on GameFAQs was made four years ago. It appears the ESRB has since moved the appeals process stuff behind the publisher login on its website.05/29/2015 - 3:32am
Andrew EisenOh, third link on the Google search. Okay. That leads to a GameFAQs message board which quotes a section of the ESRB website that includes a description of the appeals process. But when you follow the link, that quote doesn't exist.05/29/2015 - 3:30am
Andrew EisenThird link down from what? Look, I'm not arguing the existance of an appeals process. There obviously is one. I was merely noting that it's odd that it isn't described on the website's ratings process section but it is on the mobile site.05/29/2015 - 3:25am
 

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