When we were in college, Becky saw an ad for Clorox that had some mom trying to wash her son's shirts (because he, of course, was WAY into sports), claiming, boys will be boys. She was deeply offended. Becky believed that the Clorox company was being sexist and claiming that only boys participated in sports, while the girls stayed indoors and helped Mom with the laundry. She wrote letters to the Clorox company, and boycotted Clorox forever. She still gets pretty riled up if you bring up that commercial. At first, I thought she was being silly, but the more Clorox commercials I saw, the more I started to side with Becky. Like this one.
"Oh, would you look at those wild and crazy boys just being boys, while the little women get to stay inside and clean up after them." (Though, I suppose that if they'd had little girls in a similar mud bath, there would have been outrage for different, more lewd reasons.)
Anyway, the only reason that I was thinking about Becky's hatred of Clorox is there's a laundry commercial on right now that I absolutely loathe. It's this one for Tide. You've probably seen it.
I get it. I mean, there are only so many ways that you can market laundry detergent, and it seems like everything's been done already. Surely there's a dearth of ideas. I guess this commercial's got one thing going for it, and that's that it's memorable. Memorable for being stupid, sure, but memorable nonetheless.
But I hate it. And I don't hate it because I think it's sending out some kind of awful message to society, like this girl does, but I hate it because, well. . .
THAT SHIRT IS SO UGLY!
The color! The length! The side ruffles! I'm surprised that the stain didn't come from someone puking all over the shirt after catching a glimpse of those side ruffles in that hideous shade of green.
I don't find it hard to believe that Tide is powerful enough to remove stains, but I do have trouble believing that both a mother and daughter would want to wear something so heinous.