Sunday, July 19, 2009

More commercials I can't stand: female police officers love to get naked!  

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GoDaddy.com is no stranger to sexist advertising. Still, I was horrified to see this pornographic male fantasy aired on Cartoon Network(!)



Only the first 35 seconds were shown, but viewers were directed to a URL to view the rest of the strip show. It kills me that the few mainstream women athletes must be sexualized in order to be accepted. Direct complaints to GoDaddy.com for making it and Cartoon Network for airing it.

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9 comments: to “ More commercials I can't stand: female police officers love to get naked!


  • July 20, 2009 at 8:05 AM  

    looks like the women cast were not so horrified. Why is that a problem, then?


  • July 20, 2009 at 11:46 AM  

    That isn't the point. I'm not criticizing the women - I'm criticizing those who felt this was an appropriate commercial to make. It depicts women as pornographic objects, and it was aired on a channel that children watch. Would you want your children seeing this commercial?


  • July 20, 2009 at 2:30 PM  

    Saw it too. It aired in the evening and during Family Guy (the content of FG is wayyyy more questionable than any Go Daddy commercial) or some other "adult" cartoon. I don't see a problem with it. Not as if it ran during Barney or Sponge Bob.

    BTW, Cartoon Network is marketed to men 18+. Don't let the name fool you...


  • July 20, 2009 at 4:06 PM  

    You do know that Cartoon Network airs shows like Pokemon and Scooby-Doo, right? Aimed at men 18+? I really don't think so.

    You're correct that if children are watching Family Guy, there might be more pressing things to worry about. But the time and place that it aired isn't the main problem - the problem is the ad itself. I don't think it should be aired on any network, let alone one that allows you to watch Powerpuff Girls a few hours earlier.


  • July 20, 2009 at 8:00 PM  

    Adult Swim is marketed to men 18+. Cartoon Network is not. If this aired during the hours that Adult Swim is on it's one thing, but if it aired during the day, when Cartoon Network's programming is running, it's an entirely different story.


    And considering godaddy.com is a website for domain names, I don't understand the point in having women strip in the first place. It all seems ridiculous to me--that kind of advertising doesn't even make sense.


  • July 21, 2009 at 7:38 AM  

    well, I don't have children, so I can't say for sure, but probably not.
    Anyway, what's so bad about pornography (unless children are involved, of course)?


  • July 21, 2009 at 11:29 AM  

    Well, I'm not necessarily criticizing pornography. Pornography is one thing if it's kept on the internet, on pay-per-view channels, in adult stores, etc. But to put pornographic-esque commercials on cable television on a traditionally children's channel? That's kind of where I have to put my foot down.


  • July 22, 2009 at 12:23 AM  

    So, why is that you are not criticizing the women? If no woman would "lower" herself to that ad, it wouldn't have been made.
    Sexual implication in commercials is not a new idea. While it doesn't make much sense, it's purpose is not to make any sense, but to increase sales. And it works. If it'd worked on women, you'd be seen "godaddy boy" as well, rest assured.


  • July 30, 2009 at 3:13 AM  

    My work use GoDaddy as their email server, and apart from anything else, the service is rubbish, and expensive. I had no idea about the ads as I'm not in the US, but this morning I went onto the main page to look up something about accessing email on my cellphone, and I saw the link to the ads. I've just watched them and they're all offensive, pandering to the cleavage obsessed man. And apparently a lot of the 'girls' are professional sportswomen? Good grief. I wonder now what made my boss choose GoDaddy; because based on price and efficiency there are at least 2 other providers here in South Africa who could do the job better. Maybe their tits just aren't big enough. Personally, I'm sickened.