Saturday, March 24, 2012

Belvedere vodka pulls "rapey" facebook ad.

At least, that's what everybody called it yesterday (Forbes, Jezebel, etc). And the French brand pulled the ad from facebook and twitter less than an hour after posting it.
But here's another possible interpretation of the above headline/visual scenario from an ad-making and blowjob-receiving veteran: maybe he has a John Holmesian penis and, well, she's frightened?

OK, no, everybody's right: rapey.

Belvedere has done blowjob inspired layouts before (one, two).

Anyway, what is it with alcohol brands and rape scenarios?


Anonymous cath said...

I honestly didn't get a rape interpretation until I read your commentary. I assumed he just had funky-tasting jism, and she wanted to rush off to the sink and spit it out, while he wanted a post-fellatial cuddle.
(But alcohol in a man's bloodstream makes his semen taste awful, so maybe it's not the cleverest story for Belvedere to be telling if they want to sell their product.)

In retrospect, now I see the rape rape interpretation -- maybe because of the expression on her face? Too much horror, not enough apologetic nausea.

12:26 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Yeah, the "spit" scenario came (heh) to mind for me, too.

12:58 PM  
Anonymous -1-T-M- said...


1:10 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

You mean "toof".


1:51 PM  
Blogger Jaye Ramsey Sutter said...

Nope. Rape. Right there. Never even made it to the ad copy. Disgusting.

10:57 PM  
Anonymous Sealinc2 said...

Hey Ranter:

Did you see it gets worse?? Apparently that's not even an actress in there. They scraped a woman's face off an onine video her company posted and then inserted her into the ad without her permission.

Belvedere Vodka. The "Why Ask For Consent?" Company.


9:19 PM  

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