Cleveland Cavs Air Offensive Domestic Violence Promo Video At Arena
2 words. Tone. Deaf.
Apparently there are are bunch of well-educated dumbazzes working in the Cavs marketing department. Some probably have advanced degrees and graduated top of their class, but yet and still they somehow failed to analyze that while this type of video might have gotten a chuckle from the Ralph Kramden crowd in the 1950s, the 2015 public would likely react “unfavorably” when athletes are being arrested for abusing women on a disturbingly regular basis.
Following the backlash, The Cavs sent out this apology:
During a timeout at last night’s Cavaliers vs. Bulls playoff game at The Q in Cleveland, we ran a 1-minute in-arena video that was intended to be a humorous spoof on a popular commercial centered on a song and dance from the classic movie ‘Dirty Dancing.’ While the video was not intended to be offensive, it was a mistake to include content that made light of domestic violence.
Domestic violence is a very serious matter and has no place in a parody video that plays in an entertainment venue. We sincerely apologize to those who have been affected by domestic violence for the obvious negative feelings caused by being exposed to this insensitive video.
The Cavaliers organization has a strong and lengthy track record of supporting domestic violence-related causes and efforts. We will continue to proudly work with our regional partners at the Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center in support of their numerous programs to end domestic violence in our country once and for all.
Oh. Ok. SMH.
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