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‘Nearly 10,000’ people complained about Super Bowl ad, says US Arab head

Abed Ayoub of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee claimed Israel’s commercial “undermines the integrity of broadcasting standards.”

Photos of civilians who have been held hostage by Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip since Oct. 7, displayed on a building in Ramat Gan, Jan. 21, 2024. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.
Photos of civilians who have been held hostage by Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip since Oct. 7, displayed on a building in Ramat Gan, Jan. 21, 2024. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

A Super Bowl advertisement that the Jewish state purchased to call attention to hostages being held captive in the Gaza Strip by Hamas “undermines the integrity of broadcasting standards” and “misleads the public by not providing necessary context about the ad’s origins.”

That’s according to Abed Ayoub, national executive director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.

“Last night nearly 10,000 people filed a complaint directly with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over the ads paid for by the Israeli government aired [sic] during the Super Bowl broadcast. CBS violated FCC rules by not making proper disclosures to the viewers across all platforms,” he wrote.

“The FCC must hold CBS and the NFL accountable,” stated Ayoub, adding that “the American public has a right to know and be informed about the influence of foreign governments in our media, and this includes Israel.”

The Hamas terrorist organization based in Gaza kidnapped more than 250 men, women and children after murdering 1,200 people in southern Israel after infiltrating its border, and wounded thousands more. 

In response, David Greenfield, CEO of the Met Council, posted via X, “So just to be clear: You filed a complaint because there was an ad that pointed out that innocent civilians, including Americans, are being held hostage in Gaza?”

The spot aired on some, but not all, broadcasts of the Super Bowl on the Paramount streaming platform.

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