In case you haven’t seen it, one of the most talked about ads from the Super Bowl is available online in its uncensored entirety. The commercial from Pennsylvania-based 84 Lumber titled “A Journey North” showed a young girl and mother trying to get into America only to be met by a wall at the end of their journey.
Except the version that aired during the game omitted the wall, due to its “overtly political” nature. Fox and the NFL demanded 84 Lumber edit the spot, which the company felt altered its original intent, so it made the full ad available on its website. The ad ends with the hopeful message, “The will to succeed is always welcome here.”
Maggie Hardy Magerko, the president of 84 Lumber – who, believe it or not, actually supports Trump – did not agree with Fox’s decision.
“I still can’t even understand why it was censored,” Magerko said. “In fact, I’m flabbergasted by that in today’s day and age. It’s not pornographic, it’s not immoral, it’s not racist.”
84 Lumber’s site crashed during the Super Bowl due to the support it generated.