So, Uh, About that Rape Thing.

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Yeah, that was kind of a stretch.

Here's what happened. Some tipster emailed us sounding off all offended about rape connotations in an ad on Wienerschnitzel's homepage. So we looked and saw this shit with the hungry Eskimos, and we were like, "Okay, whatever. We can kinda see the creepy rape angle."

The dude emailed us again today and said the spot on the site had been changed, which is why the whole Eskimo thing jived so badly with rape. Apparently the previous ad featured a wiener being harassed in an office setting, after which an HR woman says, "you asked for it."

Yeah.

"For the sake of certain people, it's better to leave the whole thing alone now. Thanks," the tipster concludes.

Yeah.

It was pretty much our bad for trying to see something that wasn't there, based on suggestion. Sorry, guys.

by Angela Natividad    Mar-26-08   Click to Comment   
Topic: Bad, Commercials, Opinion, Television   

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This is all so confusing. I saw the HR spot. Thought it was okay. Never saw the rape angle, but I am a guy and not too PC. Sounds like someone's pushing someone else's buttons or looking for some free pub for their campaign.

Posted by: Bill on March 26, 2008 1:12 PM

The power of suggestions compounded by the fat and bulbous erect hot \ er dog...with face and gloved hands that speaks in glowing colors known to be associated with sexual fervor!

Heavy up in Southern California and Sin City with notable results. Argus aaaAAHH---CHOO00oo! InteraaaAAHH---CHOO00oo!active ;)

Posted by: arthur barbato on March 26, 2008 2:08 PM

The power of suggestions compounded by the fat and bulbous erect hotdog...with face and gloved hands that speaks in glowing colors known to be associated with sexual fervor!

Heavy up in Southern California and Sin City with notable results. Argus aaaAAHH---CHOO00oo! InteraaaAAHH---CHOO00oo!active ;)

Posted by: arthur barbato on March 26, 2008 2:09 PM

Bill -- you're probably right, considering the return addresses were of the self-destruct variety.

Arthur -- you flood our nodes.

Posted by: Angela on March 26, 2008 2:13 PM

Stuff happens to the best of us and the true measure of a person often lies in how they deal with it. As an HR guy let me say - nicely handled!

Posted by: Keith on March 26, 2008 2:15 PM

Never trust self-destruct emails. If people got something to say they can fess up on who they are to YOU (and nnot all of Adrants readers) at least. We got the same email - promptly ignored due to sender.

Posted by: Dabitch on March 27, 2008 6:52 AM







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