Hollywood actor flayed for ‘skanky, sick’ ad
‘I felt violated and felt like I was observing evil personified’
January 23, 2013
WASHINGTON – A new advertisement featuring “Necessary Roughness” actor Mehcad Brooks and titled “Happy 40th Anniversary, Baby” celebrates the deaths of an estimated 56 million unborn lost to abortion since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision 40 years ago this week, and is being called “skanky,” “sick” and “disgusting.” The ad, from the pro-abortion Center for Reproductive Rights, comes as hundreds of thousands prepare to attend the March for Life Friday in Washington, D.C.
Brooks, who plays a philandering athlete on USA Network’s series “Necessary Roughness,” is spiffed up, holding a rose and fondling a glass of liquid. He says, “Hey baby, you think I forgot it?”In front of a glowing fireplace, he continues, “How could I ever forget our anniversary? All these years. So many people said we’d never make it. They’ve been trying to tear us apart. Take you away. Put limits on you. On me. On us.
“But every time we’ve proven ourselves stronger. Anniversary like this is not something you forget.”
Alveda King, member of the legendary King family, personal mentor to many young women, and director of African American Outreach at Priests for Life, was upset by the spot.