The NFL, along with NBC, has rejected a Super Bowl ad from AML Bitcoin that mocks North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un.
The ad, which can be seen below, depicts the dictator furious at his subordinates that they cannot pilfer the currency.
The Daily Caller obtained a copy of the letter AML Bitcoin president Marcus Andrade wrote to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. In it, Andrade wrote:
We have been informed by our media buyers that the network carrying the NFL’s Super Bowl game, NBC, will not accept our television ad "North Korea Can’t Steal AML BitCoin" for placement during the broadcast. An ad taking Kim Jong-un, dictator of North Korea, to task in a humorous and biting way should not be offensive to anyone. Our ad reminds viewers that Kim Jong-un and his army of hackers have been stealing billions of dollars of Bitcoin and other digital currencies for the past few years, funding their rogue nuclear weapons programs and thwarting efforts by the rest of the world to sanction this behavior. And our ad points out that, unlike the other digital currencies, the AML BitCoin has been designed with features that prevent his army from stealing it.
Andrade added, “Not accepting our ad after it was produced and presented to NBC and the NFL in a timely manner is outrageous and violates the ideas supporting the First Amendment to the Constitution that protects free speech.”
In late January, the veterans’ group AMVETS officials stated that the NFL had refused to run their "#PleaseStand” ad for the Super Bowl. According to the Army Times, AMVETS National Commander Marion Polk stated, "Freedom of speech works both ways. We respect the rights of those who choose to protest, as these rights are precisely what our members have fought — and in many cases died — for. But imposing corporate censorship to deny that same right to those veterans who have secured it for us all is reprehensible and totally beyond the pale."
Video of ad below: