Friday, April 24, 2009

I'm becoming a prude

I'm not really becoming a prude, but there is a time and place for double meanings, slang, jokes, etc and I don't think commercial TV and radio are the place.

Unfortunately these businesses won't be hurt by my personal boycott as I don't buy their products anyway.

First we have Joe's Crab Shack's "take your top off" campaign. If it were said at a table of adults who were all friends, I would probably laugh. On TV, I object. Don't we all want our little boys repeating this to little girls? Rolling Eyes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nMytge1K8E

Next we have Burger King and Sponge Bob's booty commercial. I object to a commercial aimed at kids (BK's kids meal) using the term 'booty', showing the king measuring a woman's backside and placing a right angle on it to show it is square. Burger King is creepy (his face) to begin with.Yuck http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gMZ62PsvRM&feature=player_embedded

And last, on XM radio...supposedly commercial free because you PAY to listen to it...a commercial for a male enhancement product with a woman telling men that women want width more than length and this product is so sure you will become wider, they will send you a measuring device. Want to explain that to the kids on the way to school?

I won't even discuss Britney Spears song "If you seek Amy" which is heard as Ef You See Kay Me (read that out loud). I don't pass out at hearing someone use that word, but I don't want to hear the guy in front of me at the check out line use it 4 times in a 10 word sentence, and I don't want to hear it blasting from someone's car into mine in traffic.

Anyone want to take over the soap box now?

5 comments:

Smilingsal said...

And, America keeps PAYING for this garbage!

Fifi Flowers said...

I'm sick of Cialis, Viagara, etc commercials... UGH! I listen to my ipod, fellower's music... NO commercials... and I do not watch TV except ocassionally... I like to watch movies on cable with NO commercials!
Stay on your soapbox... you're right!
ENJOY your weekend!
Fifi

andrea said...

i agree with you whole-heartedly! i find it exhausting to have to constantly try to explain to my 7 year old what something she's seen or heard means - and i am no prude either, but, COME ON - our kids need innocence!!!!! by the way - my family has boycotted Burger King...even though we do love SpongeBob.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Oh, my can I take over, my biggest pet peeve is.....DH watches all these hunting shows, he loves to hunt like everyone in my family (except me) even my GDs. Well now can you imagine watching them hunting and being interrupted by a commercial saying, "men, your woman is waiting, no matter what age, you sometimes have problems preforming and after awhile if you can't preform, beleive me,everyone will know about it, so go to ...etc, etc and order you free sample now, COME ON Guy's your Woman is waiting"
I was highly POed when my 7 yr old Granddaughter asked me if he was singing or dancing...to her that's what performing meant....no wonder little girls get PG so early they are tought from an early age sex is good and you have to PREFORM to be accepted...
I mean these are on a CLEAN OUTDOORS SHOW, FAMILY SHOWS, NOT JUST FOR MEN SHOWS AND THEY APPEAR 5, 6, 7 OR MORE TIMES IN 1 30 MINUTE PROGRAM....
Sorry didn't mean to go off...

The Urban Chic said...

Knit, I am no prude either, but if I got on my soap box, there would be no end. I blush with the stupid commercials, especially the one about the "Happy Period". Who the heck ever had a happy one? I mean they are even saying things like,"Excuse me, I have to go pee" on a TV program. Who needs to know this and what's the purpose. I watch videos without all that garbage, so no commercials. There are just some things that don't need to be advertised---we know our personal needs and we don't need any company telling us. Stay on your soapbox, it's the only way some people will listen and turn off the tube. Love Ya, Pat