Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Would you like some food with that sex?

I am pro-sex; let me be clear about that. Sex is a good thing, or at least is can be. I also don't have a problem with using sex and sexual innuendo to sell products. For me the issue is not whether you use sex in advertising, but how.

Take for, for example, this Singaporean Burger King ad (source). Comparing a seven inch sandwich to male genitalia is overly obvious and not terribly clever, but, whatever. What make me more uncomfortable is the heavily made up and photoshopped women looking rather like a doll, a frightened doll. That's just, um, not nice.

Or is she just meant to look... surprised?

See also:
Blowing A Seven Inch…Sandwich

7 comments:

cady said...

hehe. she does look frightened. she's definitely the worst part of the ad in my opinion. :)

Karen said...

That is such a weird ad!

MorgansMummy said...

Definitely looks scared lol I like the icecream that Gelare advertise with (dont know if yous have it over there) Its an icecream in cone but the scoop looks like the head of a penis and you have these giant red lips awaiting it haha

Clyde Durgin said...

Real Dolls love Burger King, I guess. Who knew?

Solo Ad Explosion said...

Those folks can make some really crazy ads .

Linda said...

My oh my... I am not impressed nor does she look frightened.

ConnieFoggles said...

That's sick. She looks totally fake too.