I’m sick and tired of commercials teaching my children inappropriate information. It doesn’t seem to matter what time my kids watch television, there will be at least one commercial over the course of the week that is full of ignorant, sexual, tongue-in-cheek advertisements. I’m not amused.
For the most part, I do not lie to my kids. If they ask a question, I tend to answer it. So, imagine my embarrassment as I explained the Safe Auto commercial in which a man gets into cold water, looks down his swim shorts and the woman next to him laughs. Later the man can be seen using a hair dryer to warm “himself.” My youngest asked what the woman was laughing at and why the man was talking about the cold. My oldest had no clue of “the joke.” Lucky me. I explained that it is natural for male private parts shrink when exposed to the cold. Not the top conversation to have with an 8- and 11-year-old.
This is the same type of conversation I had when a pharmaceutical company aired commercials featuring a man with a huge grin on his face. I didn’t get angry about those commercials until the man put on a Santa costume. What’s up with everything needing to be sexualized? Are there any commercials you think should be added to my “Cut the Shit” list?
I couldn’t find the shrinkage/swimming pool Safe Auto Commercial, but this one is tacky, too!