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Old 07-31-2008, 04:59 PM   #1
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This is a recent ad from Snickers starring Mr. T.
It was shown in the Uk but was pulled stateside after complaints that it was offensive to homosexuals.


Some people must seriously just hate humor and wake up thinking "how can I take a big steaming dump on everyone today?"

... or is there some obvious insensitivity in the clip that I'm missing?
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Old 07-31-2008, 05:04 PM   #2
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I don't know if that was the only objection.

There was a pretty famous incident of kids firing paintballs at joggers and cyclists.
In Phoenix, we hade some dirt bag serial killers firing guns out of thier car window.
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Old 07-31-2008, 05:07 PM   #3
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I try to stay out of these threads, so I hope this post isn't too inflammatory.

It seems that the same people who claimed homosexual insensitivity are guilty of some pretty heinous stereotyping, themselves. Pot...kettle...black?
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Old 07-31-2008, 05:07 PM   #4
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I would bet it was more because of the paintballing kids than homosexual complaints...I mean MOST speedwalkers I've seen when I speed walk wiggle our a$$es like that when we walk...Though most of us don't wear bright yellow short shorts....

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Old 07-31-2008, 05:12 PM   #5
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There was a pretty famous incident of kids firing paintballs at joggers and cyclists.
In Phoenix, we hade some dirt bag serial killers firing guns out of thier car window.
So idiots who can go to a movie and watch Arnold kill 1000 people in crowded places, cant see a funny commercial without going nuts?

sigh.......
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Old 07-31-2008, 05:12 PM   #6
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Here the objections is shooting people:

http://clicked.msnbc.msn.com/archive...5/1223252.aspx

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Speaking of ads, that Snickers commercial that has folks up in arms plays on the opening of the "Get some nuts" site. The site also has a little game where you drive around shooting Snickers at people. If you haven't seen it already the soccer player one is in the site's video tab.
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Old 07-31-2008, 05:14 PM   #7
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Some people must seriously just hate humor and wake up thinking "how can I take a big steaming dump on everyone today?"
... or is there some obvious insensitivity in the clip that I'm missing?
If you are missing it, so am I. You brought up one of my greatest pet peeves:
Too many whiney ass people with the attitude of "I don't care if there are 500 of you that like that, there are two of us that are offended. Therefore you can no longer have that!" Then they turn around to the one friend they have and say, "I just stopped 500 people from having the right to think for themselves, but I sure am happy."

Too bad a "straight" fast walker can't turn around and sue whatever organization protested on the grounds that they have labled all fast walkers as homosexuals.

There is a place for it but this wasn't one of them.
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I'm just rounding out what the argument is.
I think people pick up on the (dare I say) sexier news items about the gay issue instad of the whole concept.

BTW a long time ago I lnked to the earlier T Snickers campaign which also did not air here in the US. I'm a fan, but I can see why they didn't run that one here as well.

Also If you think that these marketers are above playing you then word to the wise...
They do these cuting edge controverial campaigns on the side to fan the flames a bit knowing that they will get some underground cache. They want people to object.

They want you to buy into being angry that it was cut. Apparently it's working with some here!

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That's hilarious. Some people need to relax a bit.

Time to change the avatar in homage to this video!
I missed your MR T avatar...Welcome back!
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