Do you think that a lot of the ads on TV send a mean spirited message? Are the ads also becoming more uninhibitedly blatant in their portrayal of sexuality?
Example 1 - There is an ad where two male friends are on a chair lift and one start asking if he can show how his friend's ex really likes him and taunts his buddy with her e-mails until the buddy asks for his I-phone and hurls it off below them. (This ad seems cruel)
Example 2 - Another phone ad where the phone user is at a restaurant and makes the waitress wait until he is done taunting his friend over a bet he made with him. The waitress is standing there suffering this boor while he texts and then finally orders.
Sexuality - We are seeing ad where the bikini bottoms might as well not be covering the shapely derrieres of the various female actors. There are several like that. I am no prude and I can appreciate sexuality for what it is. It seems however that imagery is much much stronger in the last two or three months. I am not complaining:) so much as commenting at the unabashed in your face nature of this.
What do you think? Has you seen or felt these two trends in advertising?
A trend in television that does bother me, and has for a number of years now, is the dumbing down of the American male.
Maybe the ideal man would embody the Forrest Gump syndrome - mouthing banalities and carrying chocolates.
funesthememorious: Maybe the ideal man would embody the Forrest Gump syndrome - mouthing banalities and carrying chocolates.
Do ya think so???? Who do you say would embrace such an embodiement? What are are you speaking to here with such a caricature?
O, good god! Forrest Gump-like???
No way jose!
Someone in the middle of a pansy-ass ninny and a control freak macho man would be ideal.
I have a feeling you are ignoring my questions above for whatever reason but I want to make sure that isn't the case so what is was the meaning of your apparently disparaging remark as per the post you reacted to?