Kraft Zesty Guy Nude Photo Ad Called Offensive [POLL]
We're bombarded by advertisements just about everywhere, and as outrageous as some are, for the most part, they all seem to blend together.
One group says a recent ad has gone too far, deeming it offensive.
The ad in question? This Kraft Zesty salad dressing print featuring hottie Anderson Davis.
The conservative Christian group One Million Moms (the same group who protested JC Penney when they used Ellen DeGeneres as a spokesperson) issued a press release saying,
Last week's issue of People Magazine had the most disgusting ad on the inside front cover that we have ever seen Kraft produce. A full 2-page ad features a n*ked man lying on a picnic blanket with only a small portion of the blanket barely covering his g*nitals. It is easy to see what the ad is really selling.'
I won't even get started on the fact that they censored the words 'naked' and 'genitals' (they claim it's because otherwise the e-mail would not make it through certain web filters) as though merely seeing them spelled out is like conjuring up the Devil himself.
Does a naked man have anything to do with salad dressing? Of course not. But you can be damn sure that I'd bathe in that salad dressing if it meant I could have a naked picnic with the Zesty guy. (Sorry, Duzzy!)
Seems to me the folks at OMM need to remove the sticks from their behinds and enjoy this ad for what it is: eye candy.
If we have to look at half-naked women selling everything from web domains to fast food, is it so horrible to subject a man to the same thing? It's not like his junk is actually hanging out in the picture! It's a body. We all have one! What is the big deal?
OMM urged people to e-mail Kraft and urge them to discontinue to 'Zesty ad campaign.'
Are they crazy?
I say double them! Naked Zesty man by the pool! Naked Zesty man in the kitchen! Naked Zesty man vacuuming! (No?)
This ad is obviously meant to be ridiculous, campy, and over the top. Will it honestly get me to buy salad dressing? Probably not. But it's an ad I'd absolutely share with friends!