Normally, I don’t let myself get offended and I definitely can see the joke here since these characters have been trying to capture pop tarts in all ways imaginable. But the other night when I was sitting at my dad’s house and saw this commercial come on, I had to do a double take. Not only did I get the impression they implied that the pop tarts became drunk, but seemed pretty blatant to me when the female character said, “Can’t hold your soda boys?” I can’t be the only one that finds the irony of a lady saying this to what one may presume would be two boy pop tarts.
Of course this is fresh in my mind thanks to that Judge Persky who is letting a raper get off with 6 months. I signed it, and you should consider it too. Here is a link to a petition to have him removed: http://act.weareultraviolet.org/sign/stanford_judgeperskyrecall/
I know that my blog isn’t usually a place to find things that are potentially offensive, but as an admirer of all things marketing this stuck out to me. So I am not entirely sure if going after a pop tarts rape commercial was their target, but I could definitely see how it could be construed as such.
Am I alone in thinking this? Let me know what you think in the comments below.