I was listening to ESPN Radio today and they were talking about Kobe Bryant in his new Call of Duty: Black Ops commercial. And the discussion was all about how some people are outraged that Kobe Bryant would put himself in a commercial that seems to be encouraging war, guns, killing, and all of the above giving you a “smile” and “happy feelings”. And of course, the ones who were (are) most upset are parents. And why were these parents upset you ask? Because they are the ones who rely on super stars, movie stars, sports figures, etc… to influence their children.
Hang on a minute. As a parent myself, shouldn’t “I” be the one who is influencing my children – not Kobe Bryant?
Anyway, here’s the Kobe Bryant Call of Duty: Black Ops commercial that has parents in an uproar – check it out:
2 replies on “Kobe Bryant “Call of Duty: Black Ops” Commercial (Video)”
WTF is going on in this country when people want to get pissy about what someone is doing in a commercial. It makes me sick that people want to make noise that Kobe Bryant participated in a “War” video game commercial. It’s a FREAKING GAME where the message is everyone get in on the action due to it massive online experience. Where do theses “parents” get off being in an uproar about a video game commercial? He’s the NBA’s poster child (again) and I guess some people believe that he shouldn’t be involved in such media exposure. Did anyone think that he’s a fan of the “Call of Duty” franchise and that this was his way of saying so? Rock on Kobe! Do your thing and tell anyone that doesn’t like it that they should go eff themselves……