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Groupon Pulls Controversial Super Bowl Ads

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Five days after deal site Groupon ran their "controversial" Super Bowl commercials the company is pulling them from television, and much like the aftermath to the company's Japanese New Year scandal, CEO Andrew Mason is apologizing for the ads personally.

Mason posted on the company's blog, "We hate that we offended people, and we’re very sorry that we did – it’s the last thing we wanted." Yeah, we're sure having their logo all over Conan for free two nights in a row was definitely not the kind of exposure they were after.

Anyway, a few ads may air today because "pulling ads immediately is sometimes impossible," so you've got a few more opportunities to be offended if you're lucky. Groupon plans to "run something less polarizing instead."

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