Sunday, February 22, 2009


We see hundreds, possibly even thousands, of advertisements each day and yet most people still think they are not effected by such things.  This week I got the pleasure to watch Still Killing Us Softly 3.  While watching this movie it was scary how the media have advertising down to an art.  It's a science...exactly who and when and what they want their product directed toward.  It's creepy when you actually think about it.  I find myself being one of those people who doesn't think much about advertisements, and usually I don't find myself paying much attention to them (or at least I don't think so...).  But the truth is advertisements probably effect us all a lot more than we think.  There was one clip of an ad that I found to be very disturbing.  It was an older Calvin Klein ad for jeans and it was supposed to resemble child pornography.  The commercial was a young girl standing in front of a camera in what looked like garage or something.  The strange man behind the camera then told the girl she should take off her pants.  It was such a horrible thing to take such a disgusting subject and horrible thing that happens to young children and make it into an advertisement for jeans.  I just couldn't believe that.  

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