Jump to content
IGNORED

Funny Kmart Joe Boxer commercial offends fundies [Merged]


ADoyle90815

Recommended Posts

Naturally, fundie organizations like the One Million Moms have their underwear in a wad over Kmart's Joe Boxer commercial. Personally, I think the commercial is funny.

_PA3MayY-DM

latimes.com/nation/shareitnow/la-sh-kmart-jingle-bells-commercial-20131120,0,2302941.story#axzz2lExSPlqz

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think it's brilliant. Do fundies ever laugh, or does everything have to be so serious and holier than thou?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think it's brilliant. Do fundies ever laugh, or does everything have to be so serious and holier than thou?

Do they laugh?

Well, let me see --

JimBob Duggar laughs at other people's cultures and whenever he makes a lame joke about trying to produce more children.

Michele Duggar seems to laugh at nothing.

Michael Pearl laughs about whipping children, mocking mothers, and when detractors express concern that his book led to the death of children.

Steven Anderson laughs when he thinks he's pulled a brilliant joke on the border patrol.

Steve Maxwell -- nah, never.

Dougie probably used to laugh, but I doubt he is at the moment.

My Mom told me about this commercial and the fuss over it. She likes it. :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Do they laugh?

Well, let me see --

JimBob Duggar laughs at other people's cultures and whenever he makes a lame joke about trying to produce more children.

Michele Duggar seems to laugh at nothing.

Michael Pearl laughs about whipping children, mocking mothers, and when detractors express concern that his book led to the death of children.

Steven Anderson laughs when he thinks he's pulled a brilliant joke on the border patrol.

Steve Maxwell -- nah, never.

Dougie probably used to laugh, but I doubt he is at the moment.

My Mom told me about this commercial and the fuss over it. She likes it. :D

Thanks Thoughtful, I agree that Steve Maxwell never laughs, but never thought of the twisted ways the other fundies get their jollies.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

One Million Moms is like my poster-child group for "people who must have no real problems in their lives." They went after Mr. Zesty too, didn't they?

I saw the commercial for the first time on TV tonight and thought it was awesome. Clearly, my soul is Hell-bound.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I first saw that ad tonight. I thought, "Wow, the Million Moms are going to hate that ad!" My husband said, "Why, do they hate jingle balls?"

Heh. Yeah. Didn't they also get mad at Kmart over the "Ship my pants" ads earlier in the year?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

(I'm going to be the odd one out).

I'm not fundie, but I just saw that commercial last night, and I find it in poor taste. It would be one thing if it were only seen by adults, but it was definitely in prime time viewing last night, and I honestly don't care for my 2 1/2 year old grandchild to see it, imitate it, or to need to come up with an explanation for a 2 year old.

Sorry, but that's just my take on it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I thought it was funny. The (not) One Million Moms have no sense of humor. But I'll give them a pass on that, since I don't think humor was programmed into them in Stepford. It's sad for them really.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I saw the end of said commercial because I wanted to know what my hubs and son were chuckling about. As soon as I saw it, I told them to remember it because it will probably be pulled due to complaints from the religious. It was 8:09 p.m. and Wednesday nights prime time spot. I just knew there was gonna be fallout. Lol.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My 10 year old doesn't get what's really going on in the commercial--she thinks they're all shaking their butts, which she finds hilarious.

The 40 Thousand Moms would curl up and die if they didn't have something to be offended about.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

(I'm going to be the odd one out).

I'm not fundie, but I just saw that commercial last night, and I find it in poor taste. It would be one thing if it were only seen by adults, but it was definitely in prime time viewing last night, and I honestly don't care for my 2 1/2 year old grandchild to see it, imitate it, or to need to come up with an explanation for a 2 year old.

Sorry, but that's just my take on it.

I kind of feel the same way, although I don't have small children or grandchildren. I just thought it was tacky (and no, I'm not a fundie, and yes, I DO have a sense of humour! :) ). But part of that might be my intense dislike for K Mart at the moment because they're opening at six a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Not to mention that they were the first major retailer to air a Christmas commercial--way back in September. :angry-banghead:

I love Christmas, I really do. But not before Thanksgiving. :naughty: :lol:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

That commercial was on last night and my three school aged girl children stopped dead in their tracks to watch it. I thought it was funny. They thought it was funny- but didn't quite understand what was going on ("balls" jokes go over their heads, we're a very female household).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

That commercial was on last night and my three school aged girl children stopped dead in their tracks to watch it. I thought it was funny. They thought it was funny- but didn't quite understand what was going on ("balls" jokes go over their heads, we're a very female household).

That's my take too, that kids who are too young to get it would probably just think they were shaking their bottoms (as a pp said above) or littler kids might just think they were dancing. I mean, I know I was a naive kid, but I just can't find anything inappropriate about this. There's nothing sexual implied, just anatomical and punny.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

That commercial was on last night and my three school aged girl children stopped dead in their tracks to watch it. I thought it was funny. They thought it was funny- but didn't quite understand what was going on ("balls" jokes go over their heads, we're a very female household).

It's a ball joke? Apparently that went over my head, too. :lol:

All OMM really does is bring more attention to whatever they're currently outraged over.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Oh, the horror!

9PVhIMr4ScI

onemillionmoms.com/issues/kmart-continues-to-cross-the-line

The title of the current ad is "Show Your Joe," and Kmart includes sexual content during a Christmas hand bell choir performance. The commercial focuses on several men wearing Joe Boxer underwear thrusting in a sexualized way to the tune of Jingle Bells. They start gyrating and shaking themselves instead of the hand bells, intending to make their "bells" ring in song - which is highly inappropriate.

This commercial is airing during primetime, even during Christmas movies on family networks such as the Hallmark Channel, which families will likely watch together. Kmart should be more responsible in their marketing decisions. Let them know that as a parent and a consumer you are disgusted by their recent marketing choices.

OH NO!

I cannot summarize the lunacy of their objection anymore than huffpo did so I will quote:

huffingtonpost.com/domenick-scudera/one-millions-moms-kmart-show-your-joe_b_4311952.html

This is some of One Million Moms' deductive reasoning:

Christmas + Hallmark Channel + family = wholesome

Handsome hunks + boxer Shorts > the line

Bells + balls = inappropriate

2013 = 1956

So, shield your kids from "the christmas story" this season because you may be defrauded by some men ringing bells in an unconventional sense. I wonder what happens when a victoria's secret commercial comes on... does smoke come out of their ears?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

"They start gyrating and shaking themselves instead of the hand bells, intending to make their 'bells' ring in song"

I love it when uptight conservative groups like One Million Moms attempt to describe something they think is inappropriate.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.



  • Trending Content

  • Recent Status Updates

    • PennySycamore

      PennySycamore

      My niece is going to be a seat filler at this year's Academy Awards.  Seat fillers are asked to wear tuxedos regardless of sex/gender.  If you see a pretty young woman with very curly hair, it could be my niece. 
      · 0 replies
    • 47of74

      47of74

      Yeah, that's me.  Though to be fair I am trying to learn Italian and Spanish.

      · 0 replies
    • Kiki03910

      Kiki03910

      IT'S BASEBALL SEASON!!!!!
      ⚾❣️
      · 4 replies
    • mango_fandango

      mango_fandango

      It’s not supposed to be mosquito season right now but I still appear to have been bitten twice on the side of my foot. Bastards. I know I shouldn’t scratch but it’s so tempting… 😑
      · 0 replies
    • Therapy Outside the Box

      Therapy Outside the Box

      Hello,
       
      I'm brand new to this forum. It was suggested to me by former and outspoken Remnant Fellowship member (Natasha Pavlovich) that I join this forum and put out here what I do. She also warned me that no one on here trusts, or trusts easily, and that I'd likely be assumed to be a Remnant plant or spy until vetted and verified as not that. Fair enough. 
      In short, and in truth, I'm a psychotherapist with 25 yrs experience in Franklin TN (less than three miles from RF incidentally) with a special interest in working with people formerly associated with cults, cult-like or any and all high control intitutions. I'm especially interested in working with those desiring not only deconstruct, recover and learn to thrive post-indoctrination, but those desiring to recapture or cultivate an authentic sense of theology without walls, or spirituality with borders. 
      To date, I've worked with former Amish, Mennonite, LDS/FLDS, FOG, and a those representing a whole slew of evangelical, fire and brimstone fear/shame/guilt-inducing institutions.
      I am especially interested in working with former Remnant Fellowship and Scientology members. I view RF as basically Scientology without the budget. 
      I'll leave it there. Much more can be gleaned about me through my website: therapyoutsidethebox.com or IG: @ therapyoutsidethebox
       
      Peace,
       
      Chris Hancock, LCSW
      Franklin, TN

      · 3 replies
    • Kiki03910

      Kiki03910

      I have a friend with untreated autism and ADHD. I've tried so fucking hard to help. He refuses. It's a mess. I'm really really tired.
      · 0 replies
    • Kiki03910

      Kiki03910

      Making Jill Duggar's brownie recipe because why not stay up late.
      · 2 replies
    • 47of74

      47of74

      Party on aisle 15....

      Also no interest if fully paid in so many months.
      · 0 replies
    • WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo?

      WhatWouldJohnCrichtonDo?

      Happy Supper Bowel Sunday!!  No, wait. That isn't right...
      Anyway, enjoy the game (or the half time show, or the ads)!
      And a very happy Sunday to everyone who doesn't care about the NFL! 
      · 0 replies
    • Kiki03910

      Kiki03910

      I'm a huge baseball fan. This year, MLB TV showed Liga Dominicana games in December and January and it was a fucking revelation. The players had so much fire and joy. The announcers with their charming DR accents were a blast, though I could hardly keep up with the Spanish. DItto the Serie del Caribe. As a White Sox fan, the MLB season is going to suffer by comparison. Te amo los Tigres del Licey!
      · 2 replies
  • Recent Blog Entries

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.