John Aravosis is dead on when he asks the question " If the ad called a show of affection between blacks and whites "weird" and "disgusting," would you find it just as funny?" That's the question everyone should ask themselves as they watch this unfunny and frankly "weird" and "disgusting" ad.
Of course, there will be some straight people who will scream that LGBT people are being "thought police" or "can't take a joke" for pointing out how offensive this ad is. I'm guessing that they are the ones who have never had to live in fear of being attacked for being who they are.
These kinds of casual instances of homophobic attitudes promoted through the mass media help to create the illusion that affection expressed between people of the same sex is wrong and that it is acceptable to display anti-gay attitudes.
And, the fact that it is connected to one of the most popular sports on the planet and with one of the most popular sports heroes makes it that much more offensive.
ESPN, Shaq, the NBA and the firm that developed this ad should be ashamed of themselves for resorting to sophomoric and anti-gay "humor."