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#1 Feb 09 2011 at 8:25 PM Rating: Decent
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It seems a few people on both sides of the aisle have become a little "**** Hurt" over this one ad that was shown during the Super Bowl.

Both Liberals and Conservatives have called this Ad among other things Racist, making fun of domestic violence or just not funny in any way.

The AD shows a women who tends to have some anger issues towards her husband and ends with "assault and battery" on a innocent women.

Just curious what you libs think of it?



Edited, Feb 9th 2011 6:53pm by ThiefX
#2 Feb 09 2011 at 8:28 PM Rating: Excellent
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I don't care what the libs think, I thought it was funny as all get out and it would have been equally as funny if they were white, brown or yellow.

Indians would have been pushing it, though.
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#4 Feb 09 2011 at 8:30 PM Rating: Excellent
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I didn't laugh but then I heard someone ******** about it earlier today so I knew the "punchline".

I didn't find it racist or whatever, either.
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#5 Feb 09 2011 at 8:45 PM Rating: Excellent
What do you think? I have to say I was expecting more after you mentioned assault and battery.

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#6 Feb 09 2011 at 8:58 PM Rating: Default
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What do you think? I have to say I was expecting more after you mentioned assault and battery.


Honestly I don't think the AD is funny in anyway or for that matter racist or making fun of domestic violence (although if this commercial had shown a man pushing his wife's face into a pie the NOW gang would have gotten their plaid boxer in a bunch) what gets me is Pepsi spent a fortune to show this during the Super Bowl.
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I find it... kinda stupid, but not offensive otherwise.

You know, what really ruins it is that the slapstick is just badly done.
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The plot was so weird I couldn't tell if it was racist or not. I mean, what was that woman doing out of the kitchen anyway?
#9 Feb 09 2011 at 9:33 PM Rating: Excellent
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I thought it was hilarious.

But it shows a good looking, "nice-looking", middle-class looking couple engaged in slap-stick violent comedy. If the the couple had looked poorer, less classy, and, sad to say it, the man beating up on the woman instead of the other way round, the violence probably would have looked less slapstick funny and more nasty. I think a lot of people empathise with the difficulties and feelings of trying to live with your own or a partner's diet to get healthier.


Edit for Samira: I think the slapstick HAD to be over the top and "unbelievable" to take away any notion of real violence happening.

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#10 Feb 09 2011 at 9:50 PM Rating: Good
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I thought it was funny.

The best part was when she shoved his face into the pie.
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#11 Feb 09 2011 at 9:52 PM Rating: Good
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Some of the most atrocious acting I've seen in my life.
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Some of the most atrocious acting I've seen in my life.


Yeah, black people are better off sticking with voice overs.
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Not the best use of Superbowl ad time, but not racist.
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#14 Feb 10 2011 at 4:38 AM Rating: Decent
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Really? That's being called demeaning? Wow.

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Honestly I don't think the AD is funny in anyway or for that matter racist or making fun of domestic violence (although if this commercial had shown a man pushing his wife's face into a pie the NOW gang would have gotten their plaid boxer in a bunch) what gets me is Pepsi spent a fortune to show this during the Super Bowl.


I agree that the add wasn't that funny, but it's not offensive either...at all.





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How can anyone see that as racist. I mean seriously. ******* bleeding hearts in this world **** me off. I thought it was kind of funny. Not haha side splitting but definitely a earned a single Ha from me.

Also how you came across anger issues is beyond me. The wife is concerned with her husband consuming to many calories, no letting him get fries, no pie, no burgers, hence the importance of showing Pepsi Max: Zero Calories. As for assault and battery what planet are you from. She was attempting to throw her can at her husband who dodged it and hit her by mistake, or are all incidents where people accidentally get hit by something A+B.

Better get those kids officer they hit me with a beach ball on the beach they are criminals!
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How can anyone see that as racist. I mean seriously. @#%^ing bleeding hearts in this world **** me off. I thought it was kind of funny. Not haha side splitting but definitely a earned a single Ha from me.

Also how you came across anger issues is beyond me. The wife is concerned with her husband consuming to many calories, no letting him get fries, no pie, no burgers, hence the importance of showing Pepsi Max: Zero Calories. As for assault and battery what planet are you from. She was attempting to throw her can at her husband who dodged it and hit her by mistake, or are all incidents where people accidentally get hit by something A+B.

Better get those kids officer they hit me with a beach ball on the beach they are criminals!


People are just too ******* oversensitive these days. Everything has to be a ******* love in.
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You people who didn't find it funny are either single or have really super sweet less than three relationships with your wives. My wife and I were watching it together and laughed our asses off, mostly because neither one of us sees it as unbelievable that she would be able to find a reason to throw heavy objects at my head.
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#18 Feb 10 2011 at 6:36 AM Rating: Good
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You people who didn't find it funny are either single or have really super sweet less than three relationships with your wives. My wife and I were watching it together and laughed our asses off, mostly because neither one of us sees it as unbelievable that she would be able to find a reason to throw heavy objects at my head.


Actually, I spent much of the last 2 years in a terribly abusive(psychologically) relationship with a girl who was ******* insane.

I just don't find it funny. Also, any woman who'll try and control their man like that needs to **** off. Might be why I don't find it funny, now that I think about it.
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Actually, that's what's offensive about it. The woman in the commercial is an overbearing, controlling cnut.
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wouldn't you be if your husband was fat and you wanted him to cut down on calories....oh wait that guy wasn't fat....ya overbearing control freak gets my vote.
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It seems like any media involving the presence or mention of a non-white person (I can't really call them "minorities" where I live) can be construed as racism, no matter what happens or what is said.

I could take a picture of any random black man paired with text (saying anything at all), publish it in a magazine/on TV/the internet, and be guaranteed somebody somewhere will see it as racist, easily up to half the people who view it. It wouldn't even matter if I, myself, were black, along with everyone else involved in publishing said image.

Just acknowledging the above fact makes me "racist" in the eyes of the general population, both left and right leaning.
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technically the racism in this case would be viewed as black on white, if it was racist at all. Then again is it racism if it is <insert race> on white. Certainly doesn't seem that way in the lovely land of political correctness *********
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It seems like any media involving the presence or mention of a non-white person (I can't really call them "minorities" where I live) can be construed as racism, no matter what happens or what is said.

I could take a picture of any random black man paired with text (saying anything at all), publish it in a magazine/on TV/the internet, and be guaranteed somebody somewhere will see it as racist, easily up to half the people who view it. It wouldn't even matter if I, myself, were black, along with everyone else involved in publishing said image.

Just acknowledging the above fact makes me "racist" in the eyes of the general population, both left and right leaning.


And that is the problem with political corectness.
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technically the racism in this case would be viewed as black on white, if it was racist at all. Then again is it racism if it is <insert race> on white. Certainly doesn't seem that way in the lovely land of political correctness bullsh*t


Well, these days it's apparently racist of me to watch anyone who comes into my workplace closely regardless of race, but if someone I watch is native or black, I'd better watch out. I'm bound to lose my job for being a racist.
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Actually, that's what's offensive about it. The woman in the commercial is an overbearing, controlling cnut.
I think it's time for you to seek professional help. That last girlfriend apparently did a number on you.
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Just acknowledging the above fact makes me "racist" in the eyes of the general population, both left and right leaning.


No, much like the ad in question you are offensively stupid, but not, in this instance, racist.

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