Where to even begin?
I guest first of all, as a person who has come to eat meat fairly infrequently, the food in this commercial doesn’t even look appealing to me anymore. It looks greasy and sloppy and heavy. I can easily picture gas and nausea following it’s consumption in short order.
As for content… wow. Just… wow. Do I even need to say that people who eat like that do not actually look like that? Talk about reinforcing the stereotypical, unattainable (for most) beauty ideal while simultaneously lying to you about how to achieve it. Way to go. The two girls in this commercial undoubtedly worked extremely hard for their physiques and followed nutrition plans that do not include a sandwich that packs in 1,260 calories, 21 grams of saturated fat and 3,010 milligrams of sodium. Getting through the making of this thing had to be torture for them. I’d be very surprised if they didn’t spit out each bite of the sandwiches they had to take.
I realize that sex sells, okay? However, if I were a man I would even find this offensive. My husband is the one who located this spot and he was offended by the idea that he could be led around by his libido like a dog chasing a bone. He was also appalled by how old these girls look. I don’t know how old they are in reality, but we figured the blonde looks about fifteen and the brunette maybe seventeen. Look closely at the faces and you’ll see what I mean. When he dragged me to the living room to see this thing, he was irritated and told me we would never be eating there. Granted, for me it’s all a moot point, since I don’t eat fast food anyway – but he and my son are fairly regular consumers of it.
Believe it or not, a lot of men are tired of being treated like stupid animals who conveniently hemorrhage cash whenever someone waves a little T&A in their direction. I know that my husband is not alone in this.
And two last notes to advertisers: women’s sole purpose for existing isn’t for men’s titillation, and exploitation of lesbians like this is extremely offensive. Exactly how long is it going to take for the guys who write this drivel to figure out that lesbians are not actually interested in sexually stimulating men? Is that really so hard to understand?
I have a headache now.