We've still got a long way to goposted by georg at 1/22/2005 01:09:00 PM
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Then you see Rusty. He is a white, goofy-looking guy, with his date on the couch, and he is indeed wearing a shock collar that only activates when he reaches for a beer- the product this commercial is incidentaly selling. One gets the feeling that one is supposed to laugh that Rusty is willing to be shocked to enjoy this beer.
I can't laugh. I don't find shock collars funny on dogs or people, or anything else. What kind of a culture are we that we should find that funny? And why is it ok because he looks dorky and is white? If he was handsome, black, Asian, or Hispanic, or a woman, it would have never aired. And if he was middle eastern, I think there'd be even more of a war on our hands.
I don't expect to get answers. But I hope I am not the only one disturbed.