I really f'ing hate the Diet Coke advert

(34 Posts)
SugarMousePink Sun 02-May-10 15:31:19

Title says it all really. Marionette puppets looking like the bratz dolls. The dance routine that they do towards the bending machine and the bit where they all bend forward and slap their own bottoms - GRRRRRRRRRR!!!

It makes my blood boil angry so much so that I can't actually articulate what makes me so angry because I'm so wound up!

dp has started changing the channel when it comes on to avoid me ranting.

it's pathetic and down right weird and i absolutely hate it!

Molesworth Sun 02-May-10 15:36:28

I hadn't seen it so I looked it up on youtube

WTF?

Who is it supposed to appeal to?

bobbiewickham Sun 02-May-10 15:38:44

Sorry, but it just made me smile.

Am normally a ranting feminist.

Sorry.

Trafficcone Sun 02-May-10 15:40:36

But those women EXIST!! I know plenty that are nothing more than clothes and man obsessed puppets. The ad doesn't really evoke anything in me.

personally my dislike has nothing to do with feminism... it would be stupid ad no matter what gender the creepy little dolls were!

dittany Sun 02-May-10 15:42:38

I don't get it either. It looks like Thunderbirds with false eyelashes.

Are women supposed to identify with it?

Molesworth Sun 02-May-10 15:44:16

Here are a couple of ads that make me rant and rave

Boots' moment of truth

KFC mum's night off

bobbiewickham Sun 02-May-10 15:44:39

Nah, I don't think so.

I think it's meant to say a diet coke will brighten up your day.

Which it won't.

There is a bloke puppet dancing, too.

bobbiewickham Sun 02-May-10 15:47:33

See, Molesworth, both of those have made me want to puke.

But the diet coke one just struck me as daft and a bit funny.

<makes mental note not to give Boots one more penny. KFC not really an issue>

dittany Sun 02-May-10 15:49:13

I reckon they used the puppets because you couldnt' get away with the arse-slapping dance (a move that comes straight out of porn) with real women, because it would look completely porno. Do it with big eyed dollies and it's supposed to be sweet. Still offensive though.

StewieGriffinsMom Sun 02-May-10 15:50:39

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JodieO Sun 02-May-10 15:50:53

I don't like the diet coke one either and for the same reasons. I really love this forum actually as since I've started reading it I've really learnt a lot about feminism. I thought I knew enough but I didn't know anything!

I find myself seeing things more and more, around me, in the world and on tv etc; it's shocking really.

I hate those two linked adverts too. Mum's night off and the little girl is cleaning up whilst the boy plays football; sigh.

choosyfloosy Sun 02-May-10 15:55:14

What kills me about the Boots ad is I am certain the original idea was by a woman - only a woman would drive a drill into that particular nerve with such accuracy IMO.

Though luckily being middle aged my only thought is 'get off that HELLHOLE of a beach and go to nice market love'

dittany Sun 02-May-10 16:03:34

Thing is that Boots advert subverts itself.

What is the beach crowd going to do if she takes off her clothes and reveals a chubby person underneath? Drown her? Boo her? Drive her off the beach? It unintentionally shows how ridiculous the whole judgement of women's bodies is.

Still very offensive however.

SpringHeeledJack Sun 02-May-10 16:04:17

dp always has to duck and cover for the Diet Coke one

...before my window shattering roar of "women PUPPETS?????"

<grrr gnash fume>

Molesworth Sun 02-May-10 16:08:04

I agree about the boots one dittany - it's very revealing (pardon the pun)

FabIsGoingToGetFit Sun 02-May-10 16:36:06

I just watched the Boots one with no sound. Didn't get it.

Ryoko Sun 02-May-10 20:37:24

I'm not buying Pampers nappies having just seen an advert that said something along the lines of "she can give you dryness" or something like that implying it's the mothers job to change the nappies angry.

I all so hate that M&S advert "cos they are pink and I'm a girl and thats what girls do" what?, what do girls do, get fat and wide on pink sweets is that it?.

StewieGriffinsMom Sun 02-May-10 21:27:16

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MmeLindt Sun 02-May-10 21:34:00

God, the M&S one is bad, but the KFC one. Horrible. The little girl playing mummy while her brother comes home filthy from football.

There is one that makes me scream and throw things at the TV. Cannot remember which one, will have a think.

SugarMousePink Sun 02-May-10 21:46:46

Dittany - got it in one. The puppets are annoying but it's the bottom slapping that really winds me up. Since when was smacking your own bottom ( a move favoured by lapdancers especially) an acceptable part of a dance routine? A dance routine that's part of an advert that is aired during the daytime!

DH changes the channel now as I can't stop shouting every time I see it.

MmeLindt Sun 02-May-10 21:52:07

The one I am thinking of has skimpily dressed nurses. Is it for Gillette or something?

SugarMousePink Sun 02-May-10 21:54:33

Head & shoulders - they get in the shower with him all dressed up in nurses outfits and seamed stockings.

CoinOperatedGirl Sun 02-May-10 21:54:35

That one annoys me too MmLindt, think it's for shampoo. Haven't seen the others, will keep an eye out.

MmeLindt Sun 02-May-10 21:56:05

That's the one. Am going to stop buying H&S for DH because of it. Makes my blood boil.

MmeLindt Sun 02-May-10 21:57:17
SethStarkaddersMum Sun 02-May-10 21:58:49

re the bottom slapping being porn-ish, the dancing on the desk in those very high heeled shoes is too - that makes me think of strippograms.

StewieGriffinsMom Sun 02-May-10 22:01:31

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GothAnneGeddes Tue 04-May-10 16:26:26

Any Special K advert ever.

"Eat our cardboard pap and be thin ladies, thinness is all that matters."

TheCrackFox Tue 04-May-10 16:39:48

I just don't know why the diet coke advert annoys me but it just does.

At the moment I am currently loathing the Alpen advert. You know, the one with the impossibly good looking female models, in leotards, eating Alpen and then they say "its sexist" and then we get to see some male models. The subtext is "we have now made you feel crap about your body so you better eat our bird food. But cheer up love as we have made the men feel a bit crap too".

Aarrrggh.

SpringHeeledJack Tue 04-May-10 21:21:21

ooooh! yessssss! of course, Special K shock

what about the recent one, where she's looking for the hidden biscuit tin, and keeps finding motivational <ahem> post it notes instead, exhorting her not to quit/break, since she's "come so far"??

I can only assume they have been left by her controlling partner- who is himself out on the lash/tug- having first locked away all the food and has her trapped indoors, gradually starving, till she's fit to be seen with him at a glittering social event (as long as- of course- she doesn't speak)

<jumps up and down in a rage>

banned861 Sun 17-Mar-13 11:25:52

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thezebrawearspurple Sun 17-Mar-13 19:21:05

The ad isn't remotely offensive, the health consequences of the junk product they are selling is worse than offensive.

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