to not like the new Boots advert!!

(71 Posts)
medicalmayhem Sun 13-Mar-11 13:21:28

Has anyone else seen the new advert from Boots the chemist advertising pain relief, its the one where man and women are in bed and the man is kissing the woman's arm and shoulder and she is about to say not tonight dear i have a headache and the man shakes a packet of paracetamol or something similar at her, and the message is "be prepared", i don't like it, it seems to me to have the message, we are going to have sex whether you like it or not and if you think your bottling out with the old chestnut of a headache you are mistaken!! OK i know i may be being a tad dramatic but as soon as i saw it i just thought ugh, bit icky!!Am i being a prude?

diabolo Sun 13-Mar-11 13:23:58

I didnt like it either. If that's how your relationship is is real life - it would be time to end it!

diabolo Sun 13-Mar-11 13:24:14

is in - sorry

TheGrumpalo Sun 13-Mar-11 13:25:02

Not being a prude, I don't like the message it's putting across either.

medicalmayhem Sun 13-Mar-11 13:26:49

wouldnt be surprised if it gets shelved very soon TBH!

all boots ads are crap but agree this is particularly so

TheCrackFox Sun 13-Mar-11 13:37:35

I've not seen this one but from your description it is pretty grim.

I don't know if you have ever seen What Women Want (the World's most mysogynist film ever) but Mel Gibson's character suggests a similar advertising campaign for Advil.

Katiekitty Sun 13-Mar-11 13:42:37

It's a truly awful ad with a nasty message behind it.

What's worse, the line at the end: Pain relief from only 16p. So, yes, 16p is all it'll take to persuade your missus to shag you, should the silly thing use the old chestnut of having a headache.

Vile ad in a whole series of misogynistic shite from Boots

StewieGriffinsMom Sun 13-Mar-11 13:43:49

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zukiecat Sun 13-Mar-11 14:07:59

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PonceyMcPonce Sun 13-Mar-11 14:11:20

Id have been much more impressed had he gone out to buy various meeds for a an unwell wife, or tampax and some paracetamol.\
I tutted at this to DH, who is not a misogynist twat, but thought it was harmless joke. So I think it will be a rare man who is phased by it. sad

ChaoticAngelofAnarchy Sun 13-Mar-11 14:13:00

I didn't like it either, the message if gave made me feel uneasy tbh.

Katiekitty Sun 13-Mar-11 14:20:36

Yep Poncey - this is the same woman who was in the Boots ad where her and another woman were struggling along being ill because their poor baby-men were suffering man-flu...

RunAwayWife Sun 13-Mar-11 14:22:43

I have never used the old headache excuse, if I am not in the mood I say so...

Get your hands off me I am going to sleep grin

roobydoobydoo Sun 13-Mar-11 14:25:03

Would any of you have complained had the ad been reversed? Ie, the man having a 'headache' and the woman offering meds? Or the man not being 'capable' and the woman offering Viagra?

It's a sodding joke FFS!

nethunsreject Sun 13-Mar-11 14:28:15


Most Boots ads are fucking insulting.

All that here come the girls shit.

NoMoreChocBiscuits Sun 13-Mar-11 14:29:50

All boots ads are rubbish. The two women on the street banging on about their busy lives and how one's DH has a cold makes me cringe (actually I always picture them coming home at night and having a good whinge on MN!).

StewieGriffinsMom Sun 13-Mar-11 14:34:02

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PonceyMcPonce Sun 13-Mar-11 14:35:10

Just because it presents itself as a joke, it does not mean it is a good one.

judgejudie Sun 13-Mar-11 14:35:25

leave the barrrrrrrrstarrrrrrrrrd and here's a book you will need .....

medicalmayhem Sun 13-Mar-11 15:16:18

so pleased its not just me!

ViolaTricolor Sun 13-Mar-11 15:24:20

Thankfully I haven't this one, but it sounds like a new low in the misogynist shite they've been plying for ages.

medicalmayhem Sun 13-Mar-11 15:25:42

rooby wheres the joke? whats the punchline?

I saw it for the frist time last night, and thought the exact same - yes they are playing on an old, tired, joke but it came over as ''I'm having you whether you want it or not!''.

YANBU, it's really unfunny.

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