Just a few days ago, Bob wrote a kind of boo-hoo post that was only marginally above the juvenile tone we've heard, as of late, from the likes of "Girls Gone Wild" founder, Joe Francis, who is currently imprisoned.
With the logic of a disturbed 9-yr old, Bob explains that using the term "beaver" while referring to a "stuffed beaver" is really about a "stuffed beaver." Now, how many of you really think it's about a "stuffed beaver?"
Congratulations, You Get a Cookie.
Anyways, instead of rehashing the whole event, here's my reply to Bob amidst all the usual "You go, Bob!" fanatics.
Are you serious, Bob?
Do you really not get this to the extent that you can't even appreciate the other side of the coin? I can appreciate that meatheads love to party 'round football games - I was once one of 'em. But I can also appreciate that sports are also a family event and lots of kids watch the games, too.
Now, I'm not down for LEGISLATING morality but if a TV network wants to make the call on what THEY think is good or bad for its viewing audience, I'm ok with that. And, thankfully, they're smart enough to not cave to this sophomoric nonsense that calling a real, stuffed "beaver" has anything to do with beavers at all.
They know that even an 8th grader is smarter than you when it comes to that - even the 8th grader would know what you meant.
Do You Know Why, Bob?
Because others like you were allowed to do it BEFORE you somewhere else and so the kid picked up on it. And I think it's ok for people with conservative values to fight back a little before "poor me and my freedom of speech" people like you further erode peoples' dignity and their perception of women.
As regards the Victoria Secret's ad they are allowing, lingerie is lingerie... it can be sexy and classy. Making jokes about "beaver" is low-class and crude. Y'wanna make a joke about it to your buddies, go ahead. Y'wanna air it on national TV during prime-time when families with young kids are watching it, go...
"choke your chicken."
It's really about a chicken, right?
SO WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Should ads that, quite clearly, refer to women's vagina as "beaver" be allowed to air during nationally televised sports events just because they've done so cleverly? Remember, we're not talking about 11pm or 12pm but during prime time family viewing and KIDS do happen to love sports. Is FOX within its rights to reject such ads? And even if you don't like FOX for political reasons, can you be objective and see why they would allow a classy Victoria Secrets ad while disallowing an ad that objectified women's genitalia as animals?
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