Out of the Blue

I expected the Petite Randy Moss DirecTV commercial to be pulled shortly after it was approved by bad judgment Rob Lowe, but I keep seeing it. I am not sure what they think is funny about that, but the approval rating on the video on YouTube suggests I'm not the only one who finds it a little mean, and I'm actually considered tall... I imagine I'd feel even more strongly about it if I wasn't. Seems tone deaf.

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Ratty wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 11:40:
It never occurred to me that I wasn't the only one who doesn't like those commercials. I don't find them offensive or anything like that, just the assumption that their alternate personas are something to be ashamed of rubs me the wrong way. Especially the one with the weirdo guy who likes to knit and bake, even though I don't do either. Maybe because I was bullied in junior high for being a nerd and unathletic. Like a sports hero is as something we should all aspire to be.

Or maybe I'm just overthinking a stupid commercial.

No, because that's what they're doing. That sort of advertising is what causes a lot of the mental problems in society. Like the Rolling Stones said way back in the 60s....
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. Anything that says 'you're a failure/ugly/inadequate/etc unless you buy XYZ product' is wrong and shouldn't be permitted. Look at the result with American popular culture where the only thing kids value is fame and fortune. As if life without it is somehow meaningless. It's sad, and it's a direct result of all that advertising.
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