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Michelle
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posted 29 July 2007 04:19 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Found this story on one of my favorite blogs.

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Last month Trojan (as in Trojan condoms) introduced a new commercial that was deemed so controversial that is it was rejected outright by both CBS and Fox. Now when a commercial is rejected by two of the biggest television networks (one of which is known for its shows When Animals Attack, and Worlds Scariest Police Chases), you would expect it to be something disgusting, vile, offensive and disturbing. So, when I watched the much talked about "Evolve" Trojan condoms commercial starring pigs in a bar (which you can view here), I expected the feminist in me to be outraged!

Read Wendy's take on it at the link above. I agree with her take. Here's the commercial:

I love it!


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Skinny Dipper
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posted 29 July 2007 04:44 PM      Profile for Skinny Dipper   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The moral of this commercial is "If you are a sexist pig, don't tell a woman that she belongs in the kitchen. She'll end up makin' bacon with you."

[ 29 July 2007: Message edited by: Skinny Dipper ]


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CMOT Dibbler
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posted 29 July 2007 05:01 PM      Profile for CMOT Dibbler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Is Rupert Murdoch a Bible thumper?
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Michelle
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posted 30 July 2007 02:58 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah, you've got to wonder, huh CMOT? I honestly don't get it. It's cute, smart, and funny. There's nothing wrong with the ad. I have no idea why it would be refused. If it's on some stupid, spurious ground like being degrading to men, well then I guess they'd better stop running just about every beer ad going.
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jrose
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posted 30 July 2007 04:47 AM      Profile for jrose     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I love that. It actually does remind me of going to a bar this weekend that I haven't visited since high school. Very smart!
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Sandy47
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posted 30 July 2007 05:29 AM      Profile for Sandy47     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hmmm...

I've seen that ad on TV dozens of times. Thought it was OK - nothing special, definitely not in the same class as this classic, but certainly not sexist or degrading to anyone. I guess I don't watch a lot of 'from source' American broadcasting.

It's not surprising though, after all these are the people who held a full congressional investigation into the flashing of a nipple.

edited to add link to url. D'oh!

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Jingles
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posted 30 July 2007 08:11 AM      Profile for Jingles     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It's insulting and degrading to pigs.

Pigs don't deserve to be slandered by being compared to people.


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jrose
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posted 30 July 2007 08:13 AM      Profile for jrose     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
hahaha! Now, that's the truth!
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arborman
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posted 30 July 2007 09:21 AM      Profile for arborman     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
AMerican broadcasters prefer condom ads to refer to disease prevention, as opposed to say, having fun with minimal consequences. Or, heaven forfend, birth control.

Sex is reserved for the sale of cars, clothing, cleaning supplies and other stuff. Using sex to sell condoms is not acceptable for whatever reason.


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Michelle
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posted 30 July 2007 10:08 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by arborman:
Sex is reserved for the sale of cars, clothing, cleaning supplies and other stuff.

Heh. You said it, arborman. Like BEER. That's the only time you can use the promise of bringing home a pretty woman from a bar to sell a product. Only when that product is alcohol.


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M.Gregus
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posted 30 July 2007 10:43 AM      Profile for M.Gregus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This commercial kind of reminds me of the Geico caveman ads, in the comparison between evolved and not-so-evolved creatures. The Geico cavemen take offensive at the "so easy a caveman can do it" premise, which now serves as the basis of the company's advertising. Too bad Trojan couldn't have run with it and made the "evolved pig" a central theme in a few ads, because they're clever and funny.
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