Skip to comments.Surprise! The Women Responsible for the Gillette Ad Are Woke, Feminist Leftists
Posted on 01/18/2019 8:32:47 AM PST by Red Badger
Its Thursday and were still talking about the Gillette ad The Best a Man Can Be. If youve been hiding under a rock, patiently waiting for the eventual return of Louder with Crowder (which is TONIGHT), go check out: Gillettes #TheBestAManCanBe Ad Assumes Toxic Masculinity is a Real Thing and Top 10 Reactions to Gillettes Anti-Masculinity Advertisement. The tone of the ad was incredibly patronizing, assuming most men are basically sexist pigs. Thats the key problem. So its not surprising that weve learned the ladies responsible for the ad are woke feminists who hate Trump:
The director behind Gillettes controversial new ad is a woman whose past work includes an ode to female genitals and a short film that explores toxic masculinity featuring a protagonist whose life crumbles when he becomes addicted to steroids.
Thats Kim Gehrig, an Australian living in London. Shes just one of the feminine brains behind the ad, but she worked with an ad company helmed by Sally Campbell called Somesuch.
Somesuchs portfolio shows that it shares Kim Gehrigs socially active approach, with notable campaigns that include Audis feminist 2017 Super Bowl commercial and an ad for feminine hygiene brand Libresse which is sold as Bodyform in the UK that offered a no-holds barred look at menstruation including shots of blood and period sex.
Oh yes, I remember the Audi Super Bowl commercial, the one that assumed the gender pay gap was real, and that a girl was destined to face a life time of oppression simply because of her girlness.
Sally Campbell, Somesuchs big cheese, has also taken numerous shots at Donald Trump on Twitter. Check out the full Daily Mail article for the deets.
But back to the Gillette ad, which has gotten a lot of free publicity due to its poor reception.
Gillette has said it stands by the new campaign, which was informed by a survey in which it asked people across the U.S. what a man at his best looks like.
According to the study, the most positive traits were honesty, moral integrity, being hard-working and being respectful to others.
Interesting. Honesty, moral integrity, hard working and being respectful are all wonderful traits in men and women. And to be fair, the Gillette ad did put a positive spin on men who exemplified those traits.
I said it in the original article and Ill repeat it here. Theres no problem encouraging people to be their best, in the case of the Gillette ad, encouraging good men to step up when bad men are being pigs. But it was the tone of the ad which rang toxic: it assumed most men were content with the idea of toxic masculinity. When really the opposite is true.
Ive seen this idea bandied about on Twitter but Im not sure by who (sorry), but imagine a feminine brand, like Kotex, hiring an MRA or MGTOW man to direct a campaign about how mean some women can be to men. Then encouraging other women to do something about them. Most women would be turned off. Because the ad would assume most women are catty bitches.
That was the problem: the assumption.
But now we know why the ad took that tone. The ad creators are diehard feminists.
How many current Gillette users will be so turned off by the ads as to switch brands? Me for one. And how many non-Gillette users will switch to Gillette because of the ads? None I suspect. I really wonder how this will affect sales.
This is the FACE of the director of that commercial:
They’ve changed their website to put in a notice mansplaining their ad. It’s all of OUR fault for not understanding their intentions. They are educating us to be better. Pretty patronizing and demeaning. They’ve doubled down on stupid and aren’t backing down.
All the result of toxic feminism.
Where is their Tampon ad about toxic feminism? (They own Tampax)
My razors are schick
I'm one and I've emailed them my discontent. Four days and they haven't replied.
Another razor company should advertise.
Real men use our razors.
Real Women use are female line of products
I 2nd that... long time Gillette user here... I have switched over the ad campaign and included them to the long list of brands I boycott such as target, nfl, nike, etc. I sent them an email as I promise you they are running an internal report of ‘positive vs negative’ communications... so every little one counts.
I guess I mus jus be to stoopit to use their products (never-mind my lack of opposable thumbs!).
THAT is the Hallmark of LIBERALISM!.......................
Yeah, but the Gillette execs okay’ed it. No excuse.
This is a Brit LOTTERY commercial by the same director (1 min):
She seems to really, REALLY love chubby women.
Are ALL lottery tix sold to fat chicks, or something..?
There is absolutely NO HINT of lottery tickets until the last 1 second of the whole ad. You would have mistaken the ad for Weight Watchers, or maybe 24 Hour Fitness.
This director is 100% about women, fatness, and women fatness.
You’ll never see them use toxic and Tampon in the same sentence. Never.
I sent a snail mail letter to Gillette, and I am one of those people who is going to switch brands.
Symbolically grilling their penises.
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