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Well, at least the advertisers are starting to treat women as almost as stupid as they have fully demonstrated they believe men to be.
There are the occasional commercial where women go spastic over snack foods, or have to go to a clothing store because something is on sale. But overall, it is still men, and most usually white men, who are the butts of the TV advertising producer's jokes.
Let's name some names and point to a few examples in no uncertain terms.
OK, let's stop right there.
How many ads have been playing over the last six months that seem to, no, they don't 'seem to' they actually DO advocate Felonies!
Kidnapping, even in the name of a cheaper vacation deal, is a crime!
Besides that you have various types of assaults, breaking and entering, stalking (even by a stack of money with doll eyes stuck to it), and terroristic threatening... all in the name of selling a product.
And the minor crimes like Theft, yes shoplifting by sampling products before they are paid for, including Coke's infamous 'sip stealing' spot, is theft.
Speaking of selling a product. What in the hell was State Farm Insurance thinking with their "hot dog / ice cream salesman" campaign?
The tide is slowly turning. You can see that with screaming women obsessed with little bags of cookies and a few other scattered spots.
However, most of the time it is still men. And white men at that. Who are the presumed morons who need whatever they are selling to save them from themselves.
Unless they're Sonic customers.... the chain is still stuck in that same rut with the idiots (at least it is men, women, and even kids!) who are simply out to prove how stupid they are in a drive in restaurant. Evidently Sonic's food causes that condition.
And others are still running black and white commercials with only the product in color. HEY! Advertising managers.... that gag has LOST it's effectiveness because damned near EVERY STINKING ONE OF YOU is doing it!
But the Desk will NOT be running out to buy Kingsford Charcoal or eat at Sonic or patronize any of the other companies anytime soon.
And it is wondering if it should maybe ask its insurance carrier to remove any percentage of its premium that is going to their advertising campaign from its bill.
Previous Articles in this series:
???unbutton your beast??? a new low in offensive ads.
The Desk's TV producers hate men
And another one and "Flame On"- the first one.
[NOTE: The Desk is NOT affiliated with any of the companies mentioned in this rant. All names are trademarked by their owners and are registered to them, no infringement of copyright or trademark is intended. If any company so named in this piece can demonstrate they don't think men are proof of evolution, their identifying name and information will be removed. Thank you.