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Porn Web Site's Touching Christmas Commercial Goes Viral (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Pornhub released a touching Christmas ad on its YouTube channel on Dec. 3 that shows a tender moment between a young man and his grandfather (video below).

The ad appears to be like most commercials with a family opening gifts in a warm cozy home with traditional holiday music playing. At one point, the grandson notices his grandfather is looking a little sad, so he walks over and hands him a present, notes GQ.

After they warmly embrace with smiles, the present is revealed to be a gift card for Pornhub's premium section.

A message rolls across the screen: "This Christmas give the most touching gift."

GQ praised the ad: "Is it about a grandson giving his grandfather a gift card to a porn website? Sure. But is it also about a grandson who loves his grandfather so much that he is willing to have an uncomfortable moment with him, in exchange for providing an old man who probably fought in Korea the permission to enjoy his twilight years to the fullest?"

However, AdWeek ran the headline: "A Dirty Old Man Gets the Perfect Gift in Pornhub's Weird, Uncomfortable Christmas Ad."

The Independent had mixed feelings: "[I]t’s a great advert and it’s gone viral (which is apparently what every single client wants from every single advert these days) so the creators have done their job. But PornHub’s contribution to the smorgasbord of festive ads has left a bad taste in my mouth."

(Note: No pornography appears in the ad)

Sources: Pornhub via YouTube, GQ, AdWeek, The Independent / Photo Credit: Pornhub Screenshot