Saturday, May 10, 2008

Commercial Violence

Ok, so I didn’t have a problem back when people hit themselves in the forehead when they realized that they could have had a V8. Sure, nutrition is important to your overall health, but I really didn’t think that smacking yourself in the head was necessary, but its your head, you can hit it if you want.

Lately, though, I’ve noticed that strangers and loved ones are now smacking people in the forehead for forgetting or neglecting 3 of their daily vegetable servings? Are they really trying to tell us that its our responsibility for insuring that people get their daily vegetable servings? Are we suppose to become the daily vegetable serving police? Its bad enough that dogs are getting banned just for their breeds, but now the commercial is showing dogs using their paws to smack people in the head when they don’t eat their vegetables. Apparently dogs can smack humans for not eating vegetables, but mauling them is right out.

So, if pornography causes rape, and video games cause people to murder, are we now going to see gangs of people smacking non-vegans upside the head in the streets? Is this just a small movement that will grow into a total vegan culture based out of fear and bodily harm? What message are we sending to the children by showing such violence?

1 comment:

Tracey and Huffle said...

I can't believe you have the same ad in the States. I thought it was just a rubbish Australian ad (we have SO many of those). And I agree wholeheartedly.