Wednesday, September 16, 2015
THIS ISN'T A REAL COMMERCIAL FOR TIDE, BUT IT COULD BE!
It is very clever, but offensive at the same time toward conservative Christianity. The Church seems to be Catholic, but since a gay marriage is taking place there, it has to be Anglican/Episcopal, no? But what is offensive in the commercial is the stain which is sin. Clever, but....
This commercial is mild compared to some for viagra and other sex products that children view regularly all of which very soon will have gay components and you can only imagine what these will offer. If I showed some of these to children at school for comment, I would be expelled from the priesthood, yet the hustlers for the products that are sold using these kinds of commercials get away with it and are applauded for their creativity regardless of the fact these are shown on most cable networks that young people could be watching.
And have you seen VH1's "Dating Naked"? I came across it accidentally the other night. VH1 is a competitor to MTV both of which are geared to young audiences, teenage and above. This show leaves nothing to the imagination and at one time would have clearly been seen a pornography. I can only imagine that eventually they'll have gay couples dating naked too. Equal opportunity.
Then I saw a commercial for a new comedy on TBS which at one time showed racy Gilligan's Island day and night (now it is known at the "Big Band Theory" non stop network. I can't remember the name of the woman who will have a new comedy in couple weeks on the network. She's nicely dressed in a dress telling about her comedy show and then at the end, and to my absolute shock and I hope others were shocked, she pulls up her lovely dress and squats to show that she has a pair of what only men should have and they actually show these dangling between her legs! I thought I was seeing things. I couldn't believe it.
But have you heard of any religious group, even fundamentalists, complaining about this or threatening boycotts of advertisers?
The media, both television and the internet is such a cesspool these days that no one knows what to do about it to clean it up. And it seems that the general population doesn't want it cleaned up.
How do parents protect their young people from this but also prepare them to see it when they are adults making their own choices, not going overboard as some children do who come from families that forbid alcohol in the house?
We live in difficult times. And just wait until ISIS takes over!