Sunday, October 30, 2011

Screaming Liberal Post #4

Say it with me: Are you fucking kidding me????

First, I will give you this:

And then, because you know Dr. Pepper is gonna start yanking that shit, I'll give you this:

Do I have to spell out all the ways this is offensive? To women, and yes, let's be honest, to men. The Facebook page? What the fuck are you thinking, Snapple Ad People?????

Look, there are differences between genders. Denying that isn't helpful. But to handle those differences in such a vilifying way is reprehensible and, especially in today's already divisive atmosphere, indefensible.

I get they're trying to make a joke. I just don't find it funny.

Those are Pobble Thoughts. That and a buck fifty will get you coffee.


William Dameron said...

Ooh, "manly" calories! Ridiculous...

MikeC said...

To say I was raised by feminists in the wilds of Pitzer College in the 1970's is less an exaggeration than an apt metaphor. Had you asked me then if we would be having this discussion in 2011 I would have thought the notion absurd. How far we haven't come!

BostonPobble said...

Bill ~ Because calories from steak are better for you men than calories from quiche, remember?

Mike C ~ The whole country has backslid to about 1973, it seems sometimes. And we, as women, don't seem to care. *sigh*

Lori Stewart Weidert said...

I saw that Dr. Pepper 10 ad last night. My first thought was WTF are they thinking?! And then, they HAVE to be trying to get our goat, they simply have to be.

I hope to Gawd this turns out to be the worst advertising campaign since they tried to market the Chevy Nova in spanish-speaking countries.

Bad idea...such a bad idea.

BostonPobble said...

GNightGirl ~ I am not counting on this being ironic or hipster or edgy in any way. Color me cynical. And again, even if it is, I'm still unamused. As you say "Bad idea...such a bad idea."

Gay Soldier's Husband said...

Gross. Is fairy soda next?