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Hawks use Ashley Madison parody to sell tickets

Ashley Madison, the website fueling the fantasies of cheating husbands around the world, has been all over the news this summer and sent everyone involved with it running in the opposite direction.

Except the Atlanta Hawks — they have gone for the parody. All in the name of selling tickets. From their press release sent out Friday: “The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club announced today that they have signed three real-life people named Ashley Madison to promote the team’s new 10-game flex plans.”

Those plans let people buy 10 tickets and choose games in the package, of course using a “cheating on your other team” theme.

You can see the first video from this effort above. The Hawks say they found three Georgia residents named Ashley Madison — two women, one man — who will be part of the ad campaign. I think the only thing that makes the video work is the inclusion of Harry the Hawk, is there nothing he can’t do?

I suppose somebody will be offended, because someone is always offended, but it sells some tickets, why not?