July 27, 2009

The Ad That Had to Be Stopped

If you have thirty seconds, watch this mildly amusing ad:


Now then, were you enraged by the patronizing way the daughter and wife treated the father? Yeah, me either. Even so, after a campaign led by Glenn Sacks, the ad was taken off the air. Sacks explains his opposition here, stating the ad is “symptomatic of a larger problem in our society—the denigration of males in popular culture, and the decline of fatherhood.”

My favorite part of Sacks’s broadside is this: “One father sent me his letter of protest to Verizon, adding ‘I never knew what love really was until I had a daughter.’”

And THAT’S why this ad must never again see the light of day!

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