Go Daddy CEO Won't Apologize for Gross Super Bowl Ad, Claims to Think It's "Hilarious"
Imagine that -- people at Go Daddy are happy the company's Super Bowl commercial caused controversy, as watching and listening to some fatso make out with a supermodel made people feel like they wanted to vomit.
In fact, the Scottsdale-based company that has relied on cleavage for many of its previous Super Bowl ads sent over the press release to explain how happy the Go Daddy people are that people are grossed out.
"We're not going to apologize for 'The Kiss,'" Go Daddy CEO Blake Irving says in the press release. "It's sparking conversations. It was approved by network Standards and Practices and it uses humor to illustrate the point about how powerful a combination 'sexy' and 'smart' are. Personally, I think it's hilarious!"
2017 PBR BUILT Ford Tough Series Ak-Chin Invitational
TicketsSat., Mar. 25, 6:45pm
Phoenix Rising Football Club vs. Toronto FC II
TicketsSat., Mar. 25, 7:30pm
Cincinnati Reds vs. Seattle Mariners
TicketsSun., Mar. 26, 1:05pm
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Cleveland Indians
TicketsSun., Mar. 26, 1:10pm
Irving appears to be part of a minority -- at the time of this post, more than 72 percent of New Times readers reported the urge to vomit after witnessing this advertisement.
As for the fatso, this isn't his first rodeo. Turns out, Jesse Heiman has been in a ton of movies and TV shows:
Also, if you trust Go Daddy's PR department, it took 45 takes of the kiss to get it right, which sounds incredibly disgusting.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Phoenix, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.