You thought SNL’s popular animated sketch comedy characters were The Ambiguously Gay Duo? Well, the two males in Budweiser’s new commercial are causing people to request the featured soldier to Do Ask and Do Tell. The military-themed ad, titled “Coming Home“, which debuted Tuesday, starts off with a soldier calling another male and saying, “it’s me. I’m coming home.” Hmmm. Let’s investigate further. The video then continues in split screen format, showing the soldier making the voyage home on one side. While on the other, his “friend” is busy preparing a party for him. Eventually they meet and have a long embrace. The soldier then hugs a woman and then what looks to be his parents later.
Adding more fuel to the fire is the fact the ad is viewer-restricted on YouTube. In other words, you have to sign in and confirm you’re over a certain age to view it. If they were simply two close buds, I doubt that warning would be there. On second thought, even if it was gay-themed, why would YouTube require that? Is the popular video website hate-criming on the homos? Watch the commercial video below and judge for yourself.
“Proudly Serving Those Who Serve. Great Times Are Waiting. Grab Some Buds”
What did you think? Are the two boys heterosexually challenged or simply just in a bromance? I’m so confused. LOL. If you liked the music playing in the background, it’s “The Black Keys” by Dan Auerbach.