Two 49ers say they didn’t participate in “It Gets Better” video
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Feb 1, 2013
One video that's no longer posted? The one the 49ers filmed in 2012. Dan Savage, the writer who started the It Gets Better project after a spate of suicides of gay young people who had been bullied in school, said on Twitter that he would remove the 49ers video from the It Gets Better project. If you watch the video, you can see the players don't do that good of a job masking the fact they're reading their message straight off a cue card. But why were they so defensive? One can understand that they didn't want to be swept into a Culliver-level controversy but their involvement in the ad whether they realized it before the interview or not was a positive action and certainly not something that could be taken out of context.
‘It Gets Better’ movement pulls 49ers video after two players deny participation in anti-bullying ad
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