Cleveland Cavaliers Showed a Domestic Violence-y Commercial Parody In-Arena During Game 2

Stephen Douglas
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The Cleveland Cavaliers showed a video in Quickens Loan Arena during Game 2 against the Bulls that depicted a parody of the United Healthcare commercial with the couple reenacting a scene from Dirty Dancing. The Cavs version featured a man throwing his wife/girlfriend across the room when she reveals she’s a Chicago Bulls fan. The video, which was uploaded by a Cavs production assistant, was removed from Vimeo this morning.

Obviously, this was made with a child-like innocence and straight parody in mind, but it’s pretty tone deaf considering how much domestic violence has been in the sports section over the last year. The video ends with the woman apologizing for her behavior while she holds an ice pack to hear head.

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