Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Snickers Ad Pulled


I really didn’t care for the Snickers candy ad that aired during the Super Bowl--you know the one now kicking up yet another “controversy.” My reasons weren’t those of the gay and lesbian groups raising the stink, and they really are irrelevant to my view here. We have gotten to the point where damn near everything created, designed, broadcast, printed, or disseminated over the Internet is dissected with the precision of a surgeon’s knife and examined under a microscope to the nth degree. Let’s face it. If you watch television, listen to music, look at a magazine, go to a museum, pass a billboard, attend a play or movie, read a book, or just crawl out of your hole and explore the world around you, you most likely will be offended by something you see.

Just get over it and realize that in a free society (and thank God or whomever that we live in a free society) this is reality. Do you have to like it? No. But if it offends you, please don’t decide for me that it will also offend me.

7 comments:

Marion said...

I so agree. Nothing angers me more than lumping me in with the general opinions around me, lol!

eric said...

You’re right! There is plenty of opportunity to be offended now days.

I thought the ad was funny, and if I was in the same situation, and I had Chest hair, I might well do the same thing.

Sheila said...

Marion, the thought police are too easily offended. And Eric, I didn't like the ad, but I'm not bothered that you found it funny.

I'd be curious to hear from someone who thinks that the ad should have been pulled. I promise I won't jump all over you. I'm usually very kind.

Dirty Butter said...

LOL! And you said I didn't miss anything!! Can't give an opinion, cause I didn't see it. :(

Don said...

Sheila, I didn't see ANY of the Super Bowl ads. But the mention of Snickers yanks my chain. People often ask me why I chose to use the nom de plume of Doctor I.Q. on my website and Snickers is in the equation as they can see @ http://www.doctoriq.com/whois.htm.

Sheila said...

DB and Don, be glad you were doing something else. I waste a lot of time watching television and so happened to catch some of the game and ads.

Italiansoull said...

Sheila,

Seeing that add definatately did NOT make me want to run out and buy a candy bar...makes my stomach turn over just thinking about it...perhaps if the men were, in themselves, eyecandy. ;-) I mean, did they get the most disgusting looking men for that add or what?? Put Brad Pitt up there with George Clooney and you would have had one satisfied customer! lol