It takes some guts to create a nationally televised Super Bowl commercial that's so racy or offensive, it gets rejected by the very television networks that stand to make millions off of selling the necessary air time. But every year, there are always those few companies that push the envelope, and get the infamous stamp of 'banned' for their efforts.
Here are all the banned Super Bowl commercials from the last 2 years, to date:
Every 2015-2016 banned Super Bowl commercial
Super Bowl 50
Scores Strip Club in New York:
The most recent ad to be banned from airing during Super Bowl 50 was by Scores, the famous New York strip club. TMZ has the exclusive rights to the official ad, if you would like to check out what the NFL and CBS both quickly turned down, saying the ad "didn't meet the standards of the NFL". ---
No Boob Tube For Super Sunday ... SB Commercial Banned
PeTA Animal Rights Organization - Last Longer
Next up was the animal rights organization PeTA. They have a long history of creating way over the top ads, in hopes of catching some attention, going viral, that sort of thing. And this ad is certainly that. It's basically soft core porn. Which hey, I'm not a prude. But they certainly never thought for one second that the NFL or CBS would accept this ad. It's clearly a marketing tactic on their part, unlike Score's which seemed to legitimately think they had a shot. Here's that vid:
PeTA - "Last Longer" - Vegan Sex Drive Shown in Steamy Scene
Super Bowl XLIX
Carl's Jr. / Hardees
The Carl's Jr. Au Naturel advertisement has been banned because of its sexually suggestive nature. It's in poor taste, far too poor for the Super Bowl 49 audience at large. Well, you can be the judge of if this is ban-worthy or not:
PRO Draft League - Thank God Football Is Over
And then there's the PRO Draft League - Thank God Football Is Over ad, poking fun at the NFL by stating the obvious: this has been a football season marred with player scandal after scandal. Bring on the hockey! ... the NFL actually denied this one outright.
GoDaddy - Puppy
Then there is the GoDaddy commercial, about the puppy. You can read all about the controversy that eventually lead to GoDaddy pulling it's own ad here. Basically though, animal rights activists back-lashed hard over the ad's supposed poor treatment to the little pup, citing 'puppy mills'. This was enough to have GoDaddy apologize and take down the ad. They do promise to air another in it's place on game day, albeit considerably less controversial.
I will be updating this post as more banned Super Bowl commercials appear online, where they will live long past Super Bowl Sunday. Make sure and check back. In the meanwhile:
Watch every single Super Bowl ad ever.