Phelps was a misdirection on AD's part, to get you focus on that ancilliary issue instead of the fundamental one. . . respect. The fact that they're targeting a group of people like this just rubs me the wrong way and just makes it WORSE.
Last edited by CueSi; 06-13-2011 at 01:05 AM.
I don't have a problem with the ads. I've seen them during a variety of programming, including soap operas.
I do have a problem with anyone wishing that the woman who complained's son is gay. Most gay men I know, no matter how comfortable they are with their sexuality, would not wish what they've been through on some poor kid.
As someone else noted, a simple message aimed at getting kids to either treat each other with some basic level of decency or to just leave each other alone would have been much better. Gayness represents a tiny fraction of the social problems American school children inflict on each other every day. There are way more fat, awkward, fearful, angry, victimized, shy, and attention-seeking kids out there.
And guess what? For a lot of them, it doesn't get any better.
I think all the Google Chrome ads are well done. :)
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