One Million Moms, the organization that mixes gay hate with a small dash of motherly love, has targeted a new catalyst for their latest panty twisting. The group has taken issue with this electric razor ad from Philips Norelco for essentially promoting the joys of manscaping.
How incensed were OMM by what the commercial depicts? So incensed that they chose to format the phrase “WAY TOO FAR!” in all caps in the press release they sent out to decry the matter. Proceeding that exclamation was the alarming description of how the commercial’s scruffily handsome hero stands “with his boxer shorts down with hair falling to the floor as he uses the trimmer. It is implied that he is shaving in his private area.”
Implied? We find that storytelling device WAY TOO STINGY!
Moms is also offended by the hero’s climactic albeit bleeped, post-shave declaration, “I’d fuck me.”
In plumbing this controversy to the depths of consideration it deserves, we’ve decided that the group that really ought to be upset about this boat-rocker of an ad are the creators of the Oscar-winning triumph ‘Silence of the Lambs’, whose serial killer makes the exact same confession to a mirror during his own grooming session before a planned execution that would yield more skin for his lady suit. (Strange how we don’t recall Moms ever complaining about content like that.)
This infamous line was obviously and shamelessly lifted by Philips Norelco’s admen and women for their own nefarious purposes while trying to pass it off as original and that is just unjust. (All caps should be implied for most if not all of that last sentence!)
Thankfully we have this subtle but suggestive boxers sighting and one scruffily handsome hero to calm us down.