Monday, December 03, 2007

Quiznos Commercial

Okay, first the toasted-sub chain aired a euphemism-heavy commercial, which seemed completely normal until a woman at the end said her sub wasn't "lacking any meat. And that's what women like." Cue the controversy. I didn't have a problem with that one.

The new commercial is a different story. I could hardly believe what I'd seen.

Okay, tongue in cheek, maybe. Still, the underlying theory is that women are unhappy. If you're beautiful, you constantly want to eat. If you're normal-looking, you're so down on yourself that you're actually PLEASED when a beautiful woman says that she hates you. If your willpower isn't overwhelmed by food, your mind is. While it may be true for me, it's not true for everyone, and it's offensive regardless.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

just passing through. I've noticed they've taken the portion of the commercial that offends you. Now they just cut to the chase of selling the food. I find it funny that you're offended by the subtext of the first part of the commercial, while I'm annoyed by the voice over, and the use of the word "sammie". About the actresses: the skinny one is an actress who played an incestuous villain on Nip/tuck. And on a personal note, I think the sandwich woman is hot.