I know it’s the Christmas month mainly because of the advertisements on the television and that bloody Coke truck has reappeared advertising the drink that along with other sugary fizzy drinks is decaying our kids teeth to the extent that there has been a rise of 40% in the number who have had to have ALL of their teeth removed.
The “keep up” with style adverts have also increased or rather the “buy this or else” adverts which are aimed at both men and women.
Look men at this sexy lingerie that your wife, girlfriend, partner (or someone else’s I suppose) will just love and be so grateful for on Christmas Day that your luck will be in for the rest of the year.
Look women at this beautiful man who wears this very special scent that you will find so irresistible that you’ll swoon in an instance and make all of his sexual fantasises come true.
And how do people react to the advertising?
Not as many would expect
Now I’m not a kill joy or at least I don’t want come across as one and the advertising people and those who employ them clearly believe that spending a fortune on the advertisements eventually leads to profit.
Which misses the essential point and purpose of Christmas as it is explained to young children and those with a Christian based faith which is that it is about finding and believing in something that cannot be bought and sold.
I don’t believe in religion or Christmas but for those who do surely they must find the advertising industry sexualisation of it for profit somewhat distasteful.
Having said all of that there would be little point in them complaining that the advertising industry presents a very negative attitude towards and images of women…. or ethnic minorities… or for that matter – anyone.
They call it being creative and there is no doubt some adverts are very cleverly put together especially those involving animals mainly but as for the rest well I’ll go out on a limb here and say that those that demean women are – shite, adverts that demean men are shite and in fact generally speaking adverts are shite.
If anyone asks in our house we will probably eat too much, drink too much and fall into a mid-afternoon nap that will last the whole week which at the very least will require very large and elasticated underwear and lingerie that no amount of evocative perfume will make alluring.
So to those in advertising here’s the challenge
– be creative with that and make it sexy 😜😜😜😜😂😂😂😂