Have you ever noticed the stereotypes and lifestyles advertisements tend to assume? If not, after reading this blog post, you will not be able to help but notice these things- and their prevalence.
1. Apparently only women eat yogurt?
Seriously. Have you ever noticed that the only man to eat yogurt in ads is John Stamos? What’s up with that? Yes, there are often men featured in these ads, but they are never eating it. And even worse, many yogurt ads make it seem as though women can’t live without their yogurt. We need to fix this.
2. And only one car can drive down a chosen road, and only at night.
I’m a little baffled by this one. Mostly because I can’t decide if I’m offended that advertisers think that I can’t focus on more than one car, or that I’ll only like a car if I can see it at night, or both. It’s just weird. How often are you on the road by yourself in a CITY? Probably rarely, if ever.
3. Dog and cat food looks so good, we should want to eat it too.
I don’t have a lot to say about this one, because I don’t really get it. I love my dog but I have NEVER been tempted to try his food, and he is ALWAYS tempted to try mine.
4. You should want to eat your cosmetics, that’s why we make them look like candy.
I also don’t really get this one, because I feel like it mostly applies to the makeup that is for tweens and teenagers just starting out. This seems like a bad idea, because lets be real, this age group isn’t known for making the best choices.
5. Your feet are probably hosting the supernatural.
It seems as though all the commercials about foot fungus or smelly feet or anything of the like show feet as hosts for demons or ghosts or something. Whoever’s idea this originally was may have had an original idea, but it needs to stop.
6. Our bodies are filled with wiper fluid…or is that Windex?
Last but not least, most ads for toilet paper, paper towels, and feminine products lead us to believe that we are full of Windex. What? I was seriously so confused as a child because of commercials like this. I can’t think off the top of my head what would be a better way to sample the durability of these products, but there has to be one.
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