Activision: No Plans To Drop Phelps, A-Rod From Guitar Hero Ads

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Now that Alex Rodriguez has admitted to being a juicer and Michael Phelps has been caught sucking on a bong, will Activision yank its Guitar Hero World Tour ad spots featuring the two? Nope!


According to the New York Daily News, Activision has no plans to stop running the ads amid controversy over two of its stars' drug problems. I guess we should point out that Phelps' drug "problem" is alleged, since the dude hasn't officially said he was smoking pot. It could've been dried banana peels, after all.


As the Daily News points out, the singer in the Guitar Hero World Tour jock band, Kobe Bryant, was also accused of sexual assault back in 2003. While Bryant's accuser never testified in that trial, she eventually settled, an affair that put a tinge of controversy on the NBA player.

Activision does say that the Guitar Hero World Tour ads that spoof Risky Business are coming to their end anyway.

Good timing, since somebody's bound to find out about Tony Hawk's collection of 8-year old girl skeletons he keeps in his basement.

Two Guitar Heroes are with banned [NY Daily News]

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To be honest, I really don't care that Phelps smoked pot or that A-Rod took steroids. For A-Rod, I wish Major League Baseball would embrace this issue and turn it into a positive and make the use of steroids LEGAL. If everyone is juicing, then there is no advantage. Imagine have like 30-40 guys from both the National and American leagues that hit 80 home runs and were the size of a small MAC truck. Baseball has been suffering for being so boring, by having super players in the game, I'm sure their fan base would shoot back up.

As for Phelps, I don't care that he smoked pot. I don't care if they have that picture of him with a bong to his lips. I wouldn't even care if they should him with like 5 pounds of the stuff in his basement, rolling joints and handing them to his buddies. The kid only gets to perform a few times a year and the world only pays attention when its during the Olympics. Anyway, the guy looks like a stoner and sounds half-deaf. Seriously. Listen to him and an interview with Yao Ming. Yao is half-deaf and Phelps sounds the same.