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OK - I accept I am a boring old fart but I HATE that lynx advert

(22 Posts)
KatyMac Sun 05-Dec-10 22:44:58

The idea that they just threw off their clothes & slept with each other

I am so old-fashioned but it isn't what I want my DD to think is normal

said Sun 05-Dec-10 22:47:06

Hmm, I know what you mean. My 5 year old keeps trying to explain it to me whenever it's on hmm

I like the music though <shallow>

vicbar Sun 05-Dec-10 22:48:04

I completly agree.
The older I get (Im only 29 ffs - thats still'yonug' isnt it ??) The more I realise that sex is used to sell everything.
Page 3 never used to have a problem with it, now I think it sexualises women, problem page semi naked adults in various positions discussing trust issues ?? Why sadly I dont know if this will ever change.

KatyMac Sun 05-Dec-10 22:48:54

I love the music DD sings it as her 'party piece' (that version too) which somehow makes it worse for me

Marlinspike Sun 05-Dec-10 22:49:26

Wouldn't their trollies have been cleared away by the time they got back to Tescos (or wherever)

(shopping trollies, not underpant variety!)

TheButterflyEffect Sun 05-Dec-10 22:51:45

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KatyMac Sun 05-Dec-10 22:53:14

Yes I agree

but that one really gets to me.....it's probably the song

AVeryMerryPersonalClown Sun 05-Dec-10 22:55:21

I love the song but I always think of ER when Mark died.

<<sobbing mess of a Clown in the corner>>

KatyMac Sun 05-Dec-10 22:56:25

I could really do with it as a backing track for DD

But that's besides the point; the ad is a horrid message

said Sun 05-Dec-10 22:57:29

Well, I think Lynx are taking the piss,to be fair, at perfume ads making you instantly magnetic to the opposite sex but, even so...

QuickLookBusySanta Mon 06-Dec-10 09:38:27

I totally agree.

To say "use this product and any random woman who smells it, will have sex with you, and will undress in the street, cos she wont beable to resist you" is really vile.

ChickensHaveNoMercyForTurkeys Mon 06-Dec-10 09:43:42

I agree with said. I've always thought they were supposed to be tongue in cheek. Do you remember the one from a few years ago where the male 'star' saw all the girls in their undies? Then one of the girls saw him in his y fronts? It wasn't a good look. A bit like the Specsavers one that's parodying Lynx now.

CharlotteBronteSaurus Mon 06-Dec-10 09:46:54

it is a very dodgy message
but that man......
<fans self>

Ryuk Mon 06-Dec-10 17:20:58

said, how does your five year old try to explain it? I'm wondering how it could make any kind of sense at all to a five year old.

I also think Lynx are (probably) being tongue-in-cheek with most of their advertising - I have trouble getting my head around them actually thinking enough people would be that stupid, for it to work as a 'straight' selling idea.

said Mon 06-Dec-10 19:28:24

She just sees it as two people meeting and then taking all their clothes off confused Just because. Fortunately, she doesn't think beyond that, in itself, just being funny.

KatyMac Mon 06-Dec-10 22:07:23

DD asked if it really happens - just meeting someone and wanting to have sex; I said no, not really

SixtyFootDoll Mon 06-Dec-10 22:10:01

I hate the way that women have become so 'liberated' ove the past 15 yrs, but sex is used to sell everythimng more than ever because it is 'humourous'

sharbie Mon 06-Dec-10 22:12:58

ahem... and she is wearing horrible pants

wewishyouamerrylissiemas Mon 06-Dec-10 22:17:23

totally agree. and then they go their seperate ways... classy!

duvet Thu 09-Dec-10 20:56:59

KatyMac ...glad it's not just me then only see it once and thought exactly the same as you (I'm not a prude but I hate it feel so protective towards our dd's)

So I absolutely agree with you, we dont have a telly thank God when I see adverts like this saw it somewhere else.

KatyMac Fri 10-Dec-10 22:57:59

I do feel "out of sync" with what is 'acceptable'

lilyliz Sat 11-Dec-10 17:26:22

when you get a bit older and have DCs you do tend to be a bit more prudish,for me it's the Iceland ad i hate,stupid singing and dancing grrrrrr.confused

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