Hollywood-Produced Video For San Francisco's David Lee Blasted As Homophobic, Disavowed By Candidate

A video produced by Hollywood and paid for by the SF Association of Realtors is not welcome help for David Lee.

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    Hollywood has injected itself into the race for District 1 supervisor in San Francisco's Richmond District. And the help isn't entirely welcome.

    The San Francisco Association of Realtors paid for a Hollywood-based political advertising firm, Strategic Perceptions, to produce a video promoting David Lee's bid to unseat Supervisor Eric Mar.

    The video takes Mar to task for his Happy Meal ban and for his awkward statement calling on fellow politicians to visit the YMCA's hot tubs, where three men are pictured in a steam-filled room, naked from the waist up.

    Now, both campaigns are taking the video to task.

    Commenters online decried the video, posted on YouTube only, as homophobic, according to the San Francisco Appeal online newspaper. A campaign manager for Lee called the four-minute, 12-second video "a distraction."

    "It should be taken down," campaign manager Thomas Li told the newspaper.