Feb. 7th, 2007
The Big Deal  
I probably shouldn't even post this as it's like old news at this point, but I've been so busy that despite reading about it a couple of blogs, I never really watched it.

So this whole Snickers ad controversy. I finally broke down and watched the commercial everyone seems to have his panties in a bunch over. I'm really kind of perplexed that there was even a reaction, so I feel compelled to post:

Am I missing something?

I'm not even remotely offended. Even if I try to be offended, I'm not. I mean, I can see how a politically correct purist might be bothered by the gender role stereotyping, but to me it seems to be making fun of that machismo and homophobia.

Best I can see is that people are reacting because it made them feel uncomfortable. I guess I could understand if I were in a room full of family or something. I might feel a little out of place for a minute, but that would have more to do with my own internalized homophobia, I would think, than anything.

Of course, I wasn't. I spent the Super Bowl avoiding Super Bowl parties, crunk at Fiesta with friends debating whether or not the "IND" on the screen meant "Indiana" or "Indianapolis" and listening to my friend jokingly yelll "WORK IT, GURL" at the screen while others screamed "GO! GO! GO!" or whatever it is people yell at the screen.

Meh. Maybe I'm missing it. I actually found the ad to be mildly amusing. I mean, I didn't LOL or anything, but I did LQTM a tit. Overreact much? No wonder the Mooninites so easily took over Boston (and they're only 8-bit).

Don't get me wrong, GLAAD does some great work, but this just seems hell of silly.

 
 
 
Mood: confused
Listening to: The-All American Rejects - It Ends Tonight
 
 
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ex_applehead554 on February 8th, 2007 - 12:59 am
I have to agree. It seems to be more about making fun of a couple of rednecks to me. haha
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PegasusSFpegasussf on February 8th, 2007 - 01:25 am
There was also a tie-in web site that had short clips of NFL players making disgusted faces at the commercial. I think that was more offensive then the actual commercial.
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baltpup25: rainbow pupbaltpup25 on February 8th, 2007 - 01:32 am
I know, let's be a little more effective at choosing our battles and what not. Glad for the publicity, but the commercial was funny! I mean, c'mon. This was not a put down against gays. That's gross altogether that they kissed. LOL!
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Zmrezkill on February 8th, 2007 - 01:43 am
I also didn't think it was offensive at all, but after seeing it the first time I knew someone would find something to say about it. However, on The View (yes I DVR it) they said that on the Snickers website, they had alternate endings and let you see the players' reactions during the commericals. The grossed out reactions of some of the players are what mighta made GLAAD say something, I think. I dunno, that's what Rosie said anyways, but she didn't see it as being offensive at first either. k sorry, long comment.

-ez

also, I thought I made up LQTM but I guess not...ok lol
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on February 8th, 2007 - 03:22 am
now that would make a little more sense. that would seem to be inappropriate for the players to make those expressions and even more so for Snickers to put the video on their site.
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(no subject) - jopsam on February 8th, 2007 - 04:00 am
Zmrezkill on February 8th, 2007 - 04:36 am
laughing quietly to myself

unless im wrong, in which case nevermind lol

-ez
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justinformative on February 8th, 2007 - 03:12 am
i don't think that gays should flip either. to me it just looked like the usual straight guys acting like turds.
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gethenix on February 8th, 2007 - 03:29 am
OMG. That is so effing hilarious.
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sublimevisions on February 8th, 2007 - 05:36 am
i would have to agree with you on this one. i found it more amusing then repulsive.
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MKmankelly on February 8th, 2007 - 07:32 am
Another one is crawling up my leg! AHHHHHHH!!!!
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on February 8th, 2007 - 06:07 pm
I HATE THOSE FRIGGIN' THINGS!
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Davidfriendofjack on February 8th, 2007 - 03:16 pm
They had a website where you could vote on alternate endings for a future airing of the commercial. One of those alternate endings had the two guys bashing each other. Another alternate ending had a third guy come up and act all femme and try to get in on the action. And, of course, there were the vids of the reactions of the NFL players acting all "eww gross, men kissing."

It was a stupid commercial. One of the things that came out of the controversy is that the Mars family, who owns Mars/M&Ms, is a bigtime contributor to Republicans, especially Bush-loving assholes like John McCain.
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on February 8th, 2007 - 06:07 pm
ahh, there's always more to the story...
now, all of that would be offensive.
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Dizzy Athan the Greekfaggypants on February 8th, 2007 - 05:43 pm
haha you gave me the tongue at fiesta !!
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on February 8th, 2007 - 06:05 pm
uh oh. did i just start randomly making out with you too? (Were Snickers involved?)
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on February 9th, 2007 - 05:07 am
so did i... uhm... make out with u or something? now i'm all worried there are things i don't remember! lol.
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Dizzy Athan the Greekfaggypants on February 9th, 2007 - 07:12 pm
haha no no nothing like that !!

i mean you stuck it out at me from across the way.

glad your SB Sunday was as memorable as mine !!
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The People's Exhibit A: slutdavidology on February 9th, 2007 - 07:29 pm
OHHHHHHH!

*whew* I was worried there was a whole period I didn't remember or something! I'm relieved and yet kind of disappointed. :-P
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Dizzy Athan the Greekfaggypants on February 11th, 2007 - 12:50 am
i am so retarded. i re-read what you replied to of mine and thought it meant Santa Barbara Sunday and was like wtf?!?

ugh rough friday night.

and haha if your friends are like mine and something like that did happen, they would be all over it the next day like make up on a drag queen, ribbing you about it !! (i just watched priscilla queen of the desert)
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