I've heard of that brand, but have never their products or commercials. I'm tired of the way animals are portrayed in commercials. It trivializes them in a way that inures humans to the idea that they are not sentient, independent beings.
Allow me to explain again why it's a big deal:Originally posted by Gruntled Sheep
I don't see the big deal.
I agree that you are aware of one facet of this problem, but I think it is the argument of a more independent thinker to DENY that the pervasive imagery denigrating animals (not to mention women) as objects DOES have an impact on viewers, especially as those images accumulate in young, impressionable minds and are pounded in there after years and years of advertising.Originally posted by DeeYahMK
What "leads to animal abuse" is people that will abuse anything or anyone. When someone abuses, it's a form of trying to assert "authority" over a lesser being (wheather the lesser being is a female, child, animal...whatever). It's not commericals involving animals that does it - it's humans that abuse that does it. Blaming a :30 commercial is the same as blaming rock and roll for a sueside. It was not the music that did the damage - it was the damage already present that manifested itself to this form. For those that were raised in abuse or taught to believe that abuse is acceptable, they can recognize the pattern and change but that person has to see the need for change and want the change. Otherwise, the abuse continues. The abuse problem is not something caused by or led to from commercials, it is something caused by a line of abuse that stem sometimes 5 and 6 generations back -- long before Parmalot aired a stupid spot about a man rubbing a rabbit on his head and sticking it to a wall.
That is sweet of you, really. I used to also, but I gave that up long ago. I'm still optimistic, but I've seen too many ignorant people that believe whatever they see and read. It's depressing sometimes.Originally posted by Gruntled Sheep
I tend to give people a little more credit. But maybe that's just me.
Why so sarcastic, majake?Originally posted by majake
Based on one brief meeting with him and you already know he has no inner strength to overcome his disabilities. Nice, Im sure he appreciates your support.
That's cool. It's too late to anything about that one, anyway.Originally posted by kpickell
haha. how did I KNOW you would post a reply finding something grammatically wrong with my letter! haha. I won't show you the letter I sent to the company.