A Tom Cotton Ad on Grindr?
The Frequent Beast
(Updated 30, 2014 october)
In a crucial Senate election, the NRA is running advertisements for the socially conservative Republican candidate for a h kup application for gay men.
The pro-gun advocacy team is putting down online adverts in Arkansas touting its support of Rep. Tom Cotton, the GOP Senate candidate. And also at least one ad has showed up on Grindr, a popular mobile app that allows users to вЂњfind neighborh d gay, bi and inquisitive guys for dating or buddies.вЂќ
In a screenshot acquired by The day-to-day Beast, an image of the earnest-l king first-term congressman next to the motto вЂњDefend the next AmendmentвЂќ seems at the bottom regarding the Grindr app.
When reached for remark, a spokesman for Grindr stated it would stop running the ad that is pro-Cotton which came from a вЂњthird-party ad network.вЂќ
вЂњWhile we do have safeguards set up to monitor for ads on third-party sites, we do provide billions of adverts on our network, so there is the occasional chance that adverts such as this may appear,вЂќ a Grindr spokesman emailed. вЂњIn this instance, weвЂ™ve reached away to the third-party sites to have these advertisements removed.вЂќ
In line with the company, вЂњpolitical marketing through third-party ad systems is blocked on Grindr.вЂќ
However it got here, the appearance of a campaign advertisement on Grindr is a faux pas for just about any campaign, not to mention compared to a conservative Republican running in the Bible Belt. And itвЂ™s particularly awkward in a socially conservative state where also Mark Pryor, the incumbent Democrat whom Cotton is trying to defeat, opposes marriage that is same-sex. [Read more…]