While we are going to save our reviews for all of the Super Bowl commercials this year for the big game itself (so be sure to check out back all throughout the night for more coverage on that), we do want to bring to your attention some coverage of what is currently the ad stirring up all sorts of talk around the internet: the annual “racy” ad from GoDaddy.com.
If are being completely honest, we really have to say that this commercial actually pales in comparison to some of the racier ads that GoDaddy has put out in the past. Not only that, but why do some people have a problem with this, but not adds that feature men being chauvinist pigs or with gunfire all over the place? The premise here is pretty simple: the web hosting service wants to have itself known as a combination of something sexy and something scientific, so they have supermodel Bar Refaeli kiss actor Jesse Heiman, who we know best as a Buy More employee from “Chuck.”
The video below shows both Heiman and Refaeli laughing off just how much criticism the ad is getting, and the model actually throws Jesse a bone in proclaiming that he is a great kisser. As for her “dream” to go into a bar one day and give an everyday guy the best few minutes of his life, isn’t that a little condescending?
What we want to point out right now is just how cool this gig must be for Heiman, an actor who has literally been busting his butt in Hollywood for well over a decade. Just look at some of the TV shows that he has appeared in over the years: “The Big Bang Thoery,” “Glee,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Monk,” “Better Off Ted,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Good Luck Charlie,” “Franklin & Bash,” “Suburgatory,” and “The Mindy Project.” Heck, he even appeared in Aaron Sorkin’s “The Social Network,” and thus has to be concerned one of the best background actors ever.
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