I once read a funny post by Sue Anna Joe @ Budu dan Belacan, one of the many blogs by that wonder woman, about television advertisements that annoy her. Because let's face it, some ads are a real pain to watch and sometimes I immediately turn off the tv because I hate 90% of the ads I see on air.
Okay, maybe hate is a strong word.
I dislike very, very much.
Is that better?
Well there's this one ad which really takes the cake for me. It's weird, shallow and lacks creativity. The only good thing about it is the pretty woman who's featured in it. It starts off like this:
A beautiful woman walks down a flight of stairs amidst a crowd of people in a building. Then a man's voice comes on to narrate what's going on. It's as though some creepy man is stalking her because he says stuff like,
That's her! The girl we're looking for.
And as she sashays down a lane in slow motion he says,
Beautiful, young, slim...
And just when you think it can't get any weirder he remarks,
and with the perfect eyebrow.
I wonder what her name is!
At this point, I'm thinking, Wow, he's probably the first straight man to ever notice a woman's neatly plucked eyebrows. Then I figured that it's totally the stalker thing to do.
Actually, you should probably watch it for yourself but don't say I didn't warn you about how strange it is.
This advertisement always leaves me thinking, "What the...?!". Especially when the tag line is mentioned.
Beautiful is young.
I can't decide whether I should laugh at its absurdity or cringe at the fact that a woman's beauty has been reduced to a number. It doesn't help that they screen the ad 87396 times a day. It's such a weird ad! Am I the only one who thinks so?
Have you seen any weird and annoying advertisements lately?