Doritos Commercial

  • metta

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    Jan 24, 2011 9:06 PM GMT



    http://www.queerty.com/doritos-are-so-delicious-even-a-straight-guy-can-forget-two-hot-gay-dudes-are-eating-them-20110124/



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    Jan 24, 2011 9:07 PM GMT
    Bumping random but interesting thread.
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    Jan 24, 2011 9:16 PM GMT
    Hmm... more stereotypes portraying the GLBT community. icon_rolleyes.gif Should we expect anything less from a Superbowl commercial?
  • Timbales

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    Jan 24, 2011 9:19 PM GMT
    mildly offensive and not really that funny
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    Jan 24, 2011 10:23 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidmildly offensive and not really that funny


    Yep, stereotyped.
  • mizu5

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    Jan 24, 2011 10:39 PM GMT
    the voice, the raised pinky. he's eating chips, not drinking tea. This is just rude.
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    Jan 24, 2011 11:10 PM GMT
    stereotypes are abound
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    Jan 25, 2011 8:40 PM GMT


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    Jan 25, 2011 8:45 PM GMT
    5,600 that were submitted to the company for its “Crash the Super Bowl” contest.

    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2011/01/25/Gay_Doritos_Ads_Wont_Air_During_Superbowl/
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    Jan 25, 2011 8:46 PM GMT
    Y'all are harsh, I liked them. They're funny, and while they may be stereotypical, they bring homosexual inferences to the mainstream American public. It's not like they had glitter and tiaras.
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    Jan 25, 2011 9:31 PM GMT
    They're not really funny, but I still love Doritos
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    Jan 25, 2011 9:40 PM GMT
    Hmm... more stereotypes portraying the GLBT community.

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    Jan 25, 2011 9:44 PM GMT
    I'm sorry... What's wrong with the first one exactly? How is that offensive?
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    Jan 25, 2011 10:37 PM GMT
    Here's the problem, as many have said before. The worst fear a homophobic straight man has about gays is femininity. Commercials like this play into those fears, purposely, without showing a more balanced side of being gay. If the two guys were more butch, it would TOTALLY make homophobes think.

    Whenever I look at mainstream commercials or programs with gay characters, I ALWAYS look at it as would it make straights more accepting of gays? Who cares if it makes gay guys laugh. That's not progress.
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    Jan 25, 2011 10:52 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    I think those of you that have issues with the commercials are not comfortable with your own sexual nature being shown to the whole word in commercial that is meant to be a parody.


    I'll take you on with this statement. How many homophobic str8 men would be turned off by gay men with that commercial. Don't put this on us. Would that commercial change the opinions or beliefs of str8 men?

    I think you know the answer.
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    Jan 25, 2011 10:56 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidI think they will laugh.


    Yes, Laugh AT and never change their opinion. That's my point. I'd rather they look at the two gay guys like, "hey, they look like two dudes enjoying the sun and Doritos. This doesn't seem any different as the guys I hang with. Wow."

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    Jan 25, 2011 10:57 PM GMT
    i laughed
  • BizzQuik

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    Jan 25, 2011 11:00 PM GMT
    These were submissions for the contest but will not be ran during the super bowl. Frito Lay has come out defending itself against the people who are complaining.
    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2011/01/25/Gay_Doritos_Ads_Wont_Air_During_Superbowl/
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    Jan 25, 2011 11:01 PM GMT
    I'm still laughing....that's quite funny! I know I'll catch hell for saying that, but I don't care...they were funny to me.
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    Jan 25, 2011 11:03 PM GMT
    I just read the article and saw the sauna ad above. It wasn't embedded before. Now that one I like.
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    Jan 25, 2011 11:06 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    wrestlervic said
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidI think they will laugh.


    Yes, Laugh AT and never change their opinion. That's my point. I'd rather they look at the two gay guys like, "hey, they look like two dudes enjoying the sun and Doritos. This doesn't seem any different as the guys I hang with. Wow."



    I sincerely believe that your negative prediction as to how straights will perceive the commercials has to do with your personal views on gay men and how you think they should be perceived.


    Wrong.

    This is what my last two str8 roommates said when I told them I was gay.

    1. "I would have never guessed. You seem like a pretty cool guy."

    2. "I still can't believe you're gay. Not in a million years. You seem so normal."

    Now, answer me. What would make them think that way? Why would they find being gay not normal or all right?

    Answer that.
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    Jan 25, 2011 11:10 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidThat is what I am asking you.

    I am not the one who got all lit up over two commercials that were parodies. You were. icon_razz.gif



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    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidThat is what I am asking you.

    I am not the one who got all lit up over two commercials that were parodies. You were. icon_razz.gif


    I didn't get lit up, I said "Yep, stereotypical." Then you posted a big long diatribe quoting me. Now I've responded.

    You didn't answer my question. Why do so many str8 men have a problem with gay men?
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    Jan 25, 2011 11:20 PM GMT
    wrestlervic said
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    I think those of you that have issues with the commercials are not comfortable with your own sexual nature being shown to the whole word in commercial that is meant to be a parody.


    I'll take you on with this statement. How many homophobic str8 men would be turned off by gay men with that commercial. Don't put this on us. Would that commercial change the opinions or beliefs of str8 men?

    I think you know the answer.


    You make it seem as if it's the unstated mission of the gay community to make straight people accept us. What? Why? Why does all media portraying gays have to make straight men more comfortable? It's not an inaccurate portrayal of gay men - there are many gay men who behave that way and more...and there is nothing wrong with them for doing it.

    I found the commercials funny without making anyone look foolish. It did not make fun of gay people, it made fun of awkward situations concerning misinterpretations of sexuality.

    Finally, fuck homophobes.
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    Jan 25, 2011 11:22 PM GMT
    The commercials don't bother me if I am the only one seeing them, or with gay men. But as a filmmaker that tries to "speak" to all sexualities, I look at something like that from the viewpoint of the viewer, and my experience and first-hand knowledge of how many str8 men react to gay tells me that they could have done a better job of creating more of an acceptance. It's not about me, it's about what I know and see of how others react.

    Case in point, if you saw the 30 days episode with Spurlock. A homophobic, religious str8 man from MI spent 30 days with a gay guy in the Castro. What turned the str8 man around and more accepting was when he played baseball with a group of gay men who he felt were a lot like him, and when he talked to a str8 father of a gay daughter. It was only when he could talk and meet people that he felt were like him that he changed. Thennnnnnnnnnn............he had no problem seeing and hanging around with more effeminate gays. He needed to see himself in someone he had previously looked at as completely deviant to him.