Ray-Ban’s “Never Hide” Ad Features Proud Gay Couple

  • metta

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    Apr 28, 2012 12:42 AM GMT
    Ray-Ban’s “Never Hide” Ad Features Proud Gay Couple

    NEVERHIDE.jpg

    http://www.hrc.org/blog/entry/ray-bans-never-hide-ad-features-proud-gay-couple

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/26/ray-ban-never-hide-campaign-gay_n_1456315.html
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    Apr 28, 2012 12:56 AM GMT
    WOW, that's great! Of course we can now predict who NOM and other hate groups will be boycotting next.

    Glad I have another reason to buy Ray-Bans, my favorite sunglasses since I was a kid, when my parents also wore them. Summer memories of my Father in the 1950s always have him wearing his Ray-Ban aviators, and he'd never drive without them. Those sunglasses in my profile pic are also Ray-Bans.
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    Apr 28, 2012 12:57 AM GMT
    Now One Million Moms can't shop at stores where Ray-Bans are sold.
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    Apr 28, 2012 1:02 AM GMT
    pocketnico saidNow One Million Moms can't shop at stores where Ray-Bans are sold.

    Which means practically every drug store in the US. But no, they'll probably just say their thousands of Million Moms should buy a brand other than Ray-Ban, but it's safe to enter a store that sells other things.
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    Apr 28, 2012 1:09 AM GMT
    Blue mirrored Revos have been my sunglasses of choice for decades, but my current prescription glasses are Ray-Ban 8611 titanium frames.
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    Apr 28, 2012 1:11 AM GMT
    As for boycotting them, check out all the other brands that are owned by the same company:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luxottica
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    Apr 28, 2012 1:16 AM GMT
    I love my Ray Bans.
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    Apr 28, 2012 1:20 AM GMT
    paradox saidAs for boycotting them, check out all the other brands that are owned by the same company:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luxottica

    Well thanks, that was most interesting. I also found a link from there to Ray-Ban, which provided sunglasses to the US Army Air Corps during WWII, when my Father served. Now I understand why he always wore them, and likely how that style got the name "Aviator". Today they're more associated with the highway patrol.

    My Ray-Bans are also prescription like yours, though bifocals of course, with a tint and other features I selected to make them more suitable for golfing.
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    Apr 28, 2012 2:27 AM GMT
    Cool ad. I agree with the sentiment that this is going to open the door for another ban. No doubt the bigots have received their e-mail instructing them to condemn and boycott Ray-Ban.
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    Apr 28, 2012 2:53 AM GMT
    Finally, after a while my hope is getting restored in humanity
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    Apr 28, 2012 2:57 AM GMT
    pocketnico saidNow One Million Moms can't shop at stores where Ray-Bans are sold.
    Good. The other 100 million can shop in peace without listening to the measly million's bitching. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 28, 2012 3:06 AM GMT
    metta8 saidRay-Ban’s “Never Hide” Ad Features Proud Gay Couple

    NEVERHIDE.jpg

    http://www.hrc.org/blog/entry/ray-bans-never-hide-ad-features-proud-gay-couple

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/26/ray-ban-never-hide-campaign-gay_n_1456315.html
    Look at that typical Jealous women... she'd break them up in attempts to be with one of them... why have her there at allicon_question.gificon_question.gificon_question.gif
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    Apr 28, 2012 3:20 AM GMT
    Yehoshua_B5917 said
    metta8 saidRay-Ban’s “Never Hide” Ad Features Proud Gay Couple

    NEVERHIDE.jpg

    http://www.hrc.org/blog/entry/ray-bans-never-hide-ad-features-proud-gay-couple

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/26/ray-ban-never-hide-campaign-gay_n_1456315.html
    Look at that typical Jealous women... she'd break them up in attempts to be with one of them... why have her there at allicon_question.gificon_question.gificon_question.gif


    F** hag?
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    Apr 28, 2012 3:23 AM GMT
    I like how the guy on the far right is all >_>, total closet case, wants to get banged up the ass by a strapping bloke so bad.
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    Apr 28, 2012 8:49 AM GMT
    Amazing what people can read into the different characters in this photo. Would be interesting to insert some captions and to fill in what they're thinking.
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    Apr 28, 2012 12:32 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    paradox saidAs for boycotting them, check out all the other brands that are owned by the same company:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luxottica

    Well thanks, that was most interesting. I also found a link from there to Ray-Ban, which provided sunglasses to the US Army Air Corps during WWII, when my Father served. Now I understand why he always wore them, and likely how that style got the name "Aviator". Today they're more associated with the highway patrol.

    My Ray-Bans are also prescription like yours, though bifocals of course, with a tint and other features I selected to make them more suitable for golfing.



    My father also wore nothing but Rayban aviator sunglasses, prolly dating from his U. S. Air Force time in the late 40's/early 50's.

    A tradition that was adopted by his son (me), a tradition that my nephew has also adopted.


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    Apr 28, 2012 2:46 PM GMT
    Martin_Maros saidAmazing what people can read into the different characters in this photo. Would be interesting to insert some captions and to fill in what they're thinking.
    I already know what they're thinking: "That photographer needs to hurry up and finish this damn shoot so I can get out of these uncomfortable clothes and slip into some shorts and a tank top and hit the beach."
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    Apr 28, 2012 3:46 PM GMT
    Yehoshua_B5917 saidLook at that typical Jealous women... she'd break them up in attempts to be with one of them... why have her there at allicon_question.gificon_question.gificon_question.gif

    I think the disapproving glances are intended to bolster the phrase NEVER HIDE. If others ignored them, or even smiled, then what do they have to hide from?
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    Apr 28, 2012 3:51 PM GMT
    rnch saidMy father also wore nothing but Rayban aviator sunglasses, prolly dating from his U. S. Air Force time in the late 40's/early 50's.

    A tradition that was adopted by his son (me), a tradition that my nephew has also adopted.

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    I love Ray-Ban aviators, too, but my prescription is so strong that the lens edges get too thick. I've got a non-prescription pair kicking around here somewhere, for the few times I wear my contacts when driving in daylight. And most of my partner's sunglasses are aviators, too, just a classic look. My parents started me early.

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    Apr 28, 2012 6:14 PM GMT
    Definitely a great ad!
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    Apr 28, 2012 6:18 PM GMT
    good ad love it buti ma a Oakley brat have had my mine for 8 years now and still love them after all these years.
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    Apr 28, 2012 6:23 PM GMT
    safety43 saidgood ad love it buti ma a Oakley brat have had my mine for 8 years now and still love them after all these years.

    As paradox posted in his link, Ray-Ban and Oakley are owned by the same company, Luxottica. But each brand (and Luxottica has a large stable, as well as supplying to fashion designer labels) does have its own flavor. I like Oakley myself, if priced higher than Ray-Ban, and Ray-Ban had a frame better suited to my needs this last time.
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    Apr 28, 2012 7:12 PM GMT
    Luxottica also owns/manages Sears optical and Sunglass Hut.

    I don't know if sunglass hut is in the states, and Sears isnot.
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    Apr 28, 2012 7:23 PM GMT
    pocketnico saidNow One Million Moms can't shop at stores where Ray-Bans are sold.


    Now if only we can get all grocery stores to support same sex couples...icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 28, 2012 7:32 PM GMT
    MileHighYo said
    pocketnico saidNow One Million Moms can't shop at stores where Ray-Bans are sold.


    Now if only we can get all grocery stores to support same sex couples...icon_biggrin.gif
    I can't even imagine how nice grocery stores would be if the bitchy moms weren't there. The checkout lines would be much faster, cause they're the ones that dig in their coin purse for change...then pull out a 2nd purse for the pennies.