I, too, am outraged by the Paris Hilton ad.
Just as Ben Shapiro would, I watched the ad 20 times myself, several times in full screen mode and in slow-motion, just to make sure I was appropriately offended. It was, after repeated close inspections, worse than I thought, and I intend to watch it a few more times to let my thoughts gel, and then I will fire off a righteously indignant letter to Jim Sensenbrenner.
I suspect that it’s more than just your thoughts that are gel’n. You be gel’n like a felon. I guess it’s unnecessary to say “get a grip.”
As a female….it did not ‘turn me on'(the fact that it turned them on is, I am sure, why they want it banned). It did, however, make me laugh. :) It is so overboard in it’s intentions that it is a parody. I believe that this is the intention…and it works. The yourh of today play video games that are more titilating…who is this going to harm? Hand the prudes a remote control and move on. Funny. :)
That’s sooo much worse that all those classy erectile dysfunction/male enhancement commercials…
I guess I am “a prude”, but I think an ad like that should only be shown after 10:00 pm.
I also think CSI is too gruesome for 9:00.
Call me old-fashioned, Call me uptight. Call me a jackass if you want. That’s what I think.
But bans and boycotts crack me up. They just made the whole thing worth it for Carls and the resultant publicity is better than anything the campaign would garner them. By raising the awareness of this ad, its opponents have ensured it will be shown round the clock on CNN and prominently on the six o’clock news.
Ignoring for a second that i think Paris Hilton is a worthless skank and that anyone who would buy anything based on her endorsing it a blithering idiot, but what i found really interesting reading the link about this whole “controversy” is the guy who said that this ad was shown during the OC and the OC is big with teens.
I’ve never watched the OC for more than about two minutes, but based on what i’ve heard, is this ad any worse than some of what they show on that show?
It’s almost like saying “I was really offended because there was an ad for condoms during the softcore porn i was watching”.
Jeff — Ditto. (Except I’ve never bothered to watch the OC at all.)
You just made my RSS feed list with this one. Kudos!
“I also think CSI is too gruesome for 9:00.”
It’s not at all uncommon for me to find CSI (or ER, or some other tv shows) too graphic, and what I do then is I turn it off.
Perhaps we need a government program to give new hands and arms to all those who apparently are missing them, and are unable to do this. Failing that, tax incentives.
I found the advertisement disgusting!
Ashton Kutcher in a bikini, sure, but Paris?
Still nowhere nearly as good as the original seen from Cool Hand Luke.
Yumyum, hot. But it doesn’t come near Kylie Minogues’ performance in that underwear ad.
” what I do then is I turn it off”
What I do, is I wince and say “Aw, Jeez” and wonder if they really needed to show the bullet blow through the guy’s eyeball and richocet around his skull, complete with the slurpy sound effect…
It’s a good show, I’m not saying it needs to get taken off the air. At this point anybody watching CSI should know what they’re in for; obligitory strip club scenes, gruesome autopsy footage and graphic reenactments of violence. I do think that the show is gratuitous with that stuff though.
I remember watching “Three Kings” and the SFX scene of a bullet ripping through a body (head?) and being pretty shocked
I’m just pissed she was so overdressed. I heard that the last video featuring her on the net was a “bit” more revealing. Get over it.
I don’t watch O’Reilly very often but he ran the add prior to talking to his guests about the add and when it was done the camera cut to him and his firest word was “hungry?” I laughed my ass off. I also previewed it and was thoroughly disgusted all 9 times I watched it.
We now know why Ben will blow past you as a blogger. You’ve got to show *real* dedication – get one of those plasma screen TV’s, and watch it in close-up. Buy some poster-printing software, and cover the walls of your house with the really goo^H^H^^H^H critically important shots.
Paris Hilton in a video with a piece of meat in her mouth. How unique.
Paris is a skank, which is why this add works. I think it is a great add. Everyone knows Paris Hilton doesn’t eat that kind of meat. :)
The Disenfrachised Voter
I just find it funny how this whole boycott has given this Paris Ad so much free advertising and publicity. It has really been completely counter-productive. I have not once seen this actual ad on TV other than all this media about it.
I also read an article on CNN that’s subtitle was this: Group boycotts Carl Jr.’s Paris Hitlon, representatives from Carl Jr’s say “Get a Life”.
She doesn’t do anything for me. Even the one where she did get naked was boring. She can, however, wash my truck.
Religion, using sexual response as an excuse for policy since … well, I guess the dark ages.
Paris probably laughs hysterically with the thought of having to touch any of the guys who incessantly drool over an opportunity to touch her.
When will guys ever learn they are so easily played for fools.
Suckers. (once again, when you incessantly drool for the really hot babe, she’ll leave you left feeling nothing but blue-ball pain. Oh well, they’re your balls, your choice and you can still dream on. As for Paris well, she is rich)
I wouldn’t let her come (sorry) near my car in those heels. Imagine what they did to the paint job on the Bentley! OTOH, it’s probably time to buy CKE.
Paris Hilton is an extremely valuable asset to our economy.
She helps perpetuate gender stereotypes and the eroticization of male domination, and that helps maintain our gendered division of labor.
In addition, the hours of television devoted to her non-stop wacky hi-jinks help solidify in our minds that she is somehow important, and worthy of our attention. It also provides the major news corporations with something to talk about, since there simply isn’t room for investigative reports about the British documents proving that Bush Inc. lied to us about Iraq, or about how corporations in America could not exist without extensive public subsidies.
She is also very important for American class relations. Here is a woman who has done nothing – NOTHING – of any real substance, yet national attention is devoted to her for the sole reason that she is an heiress and has been filmed having sex. Through Ms. Hilton, the rest of us are able to nurture our class envy, our yearning to be rich and powerful. This is perhaps the most important element of her importance – we can remain a “classless” society, and at the same time openly celebrate an individual who epitomizes the worst of American aristocracy.
Have fun with your video.