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Have you seen this Jingle Bells commercial? Maybe slight TMI
Old 11-18-2013, 03:04 PM
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It's a Christmas commercial for Kmart/Joe Boxer. I think it's funny but evidently some people felt it was offensive.


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Old 11-18-2013, 03:08 PM
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I clicked on the link and before the video starts it shows them in their boxers so I know what the gag is going to be before it loads. I'm on the side of vulgar with that one.
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:21 PM
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K-Mart is known for low brow humor. I mean they did some ads with shipping pants and big gas. How is this any worse?
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:24 PM
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I thought is very adorable. I am feeling more festive already.
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:32 PM
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But Hifi and Mr. Sensai, what if it had been an ad for bras and women "ringing their bells" accordingly?


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Old 11-18-2013, 03:33 PM
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Well I liked it! Seen a lot worse commercials than that one.
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:40 PM
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I thought it was funny - however, I wouldn't want my preteen children watching it.
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:53 PM
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Cats...that was my first thought! We've seen reality shows and bra commercials when women are practically falling out.

Personally, I thought it was cute. I grinned. I agree with PP and may not want my 9 year old seeing it though.
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:07 PM
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Men ringing the bells is vulgar. Women ringing the bells is pure talent and Christmas cheer.

And I did like the ship my pants commercial. I thought that was creative and funny.
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:04 PM
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I thought it was cute! I don't find it offensive at all. I think people need to lighten up.


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Old 11-18-2013, 05:08 PM
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I hadn't seen this (or any kmart ad) before now, but I think it's vulgar. And I think that just because they've done low brow humor in the past does not mean low brow humor now is any less vulgar.

I refuse to buy Carl's Jr because of their low brow advertising, and I don't see this as any different.
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:20 PM
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I've seen the commercial and didn't like it, it's in poor taste. A friend was watching the Hallmark channel with her toddler aged daughter when this commercial came on, she didn't like it either. Not what I'd want my young child watching.
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:36 PM
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Laugh! Maybe I'm tacky, but I thought it was funny.
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:03 PM
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OMG I thought it was funny. How can anyone think this is vulgar?
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Definition of vulgar
Old 11-18-2013, 07:07 PM
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The definition of vulgar:
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1) lacking sophistication or good taste; unrefined.
"the vulgar trappings of wealth"
synonyms: tasteless, crass, tawdry, ostentatious, flamboyant, overdone, showy, gaudy, garish, brassy, kitsch, kitschy, tinselly, loud;
impolite, ill-mannered, unmannerly, rude, indecorous, unseemly, ill-bred, boorish, uncouth, crude, rough;
unsophisticated, unrefined, common, low-minded;
unladylike, ungentlemanly
antonyms: tasteful, restrained, genteel, decorous

2)making explicit and offensive reference to sex or bodily functions; coarse and rude.
"a vulgar joke"
synonyms: rude, indecent, indelicate, offensive, distasteful, coarse, crude, ribald, risqué, naughty, suggestive, racy, earthy, off-color, bawdy, obscene, profane, lewd, salacious, smutty, dirty, filthy, pornographic, X-rated;
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:11 PM
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Okay, then, I'm vulgar! I thought it was funny.
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:20 PM
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I thought it was hilarious and yelled for my husband to come watch.
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:28 PM
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I thought it was funny!!!!
Burger King has commercials of hot, mostly naked girls, making love to the burger they are eating. Now that's vulgar!
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:42 PM
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Burger King has commercials of hot, mostly naked girls, making love to the burger they are eating. Now that's vulgar!
Those are Carls Jr commercials. I don't understand why that's vulgar but the KMart commercial is not. Vulgar, sexual innuendo is ok if it's men but not women?

Some people like off-color humor, that's why these kinds of commercials are successful. Some people don't and will respond by not patronizing the establishment. That's capitalism for you. I already don't go to Carls Jr, KMart would be on the list too except the last one in the area was just torn down and is now a pile of rubble
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:45 PM
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Vulgar!

PoohBear, I agree!!
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:08 PM
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It made me laugh, slightly in shock. I don't think it should be playing on primetime.....
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:44 PM
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None are as bad as the New Zealand deck commercial I saw the other day.
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:05 PM
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I guess the Carl's Jr. commercial didn't make me want to eat there since I thought it was Burger King! Opps.
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:38 AM
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That was funny and brilliant. I was watching the boxers the entire time! Great marketing ad. The nearest kmart is 45 minutes away and I won't be making a trip just to go there, but it was good for a laugh.
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:57 AM
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it was funny, but do not think it is appropriate at all. Not in primetime anyway.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:26 PM
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Cute for adults but not pleased that it came on at 6 while my 8 yo daughter was watching TV!
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