June 09, 2018

OLG’s “degrading” ad enrages lunatic fringe with “sexist” eyebrows

David MenziesMission Specialist


Advertising long ago fell to the tyranny of political correctness making it so that if you need someone to play an idiot in an ad, you better make sure that character is a male.

But now apparently certain facial expressions in ads are “triggering” and offensive as noted in a Yahoo.ca piece that examined a “degrading” makeover ad campaign from the Ontario Lottery Corporation for its scratch ticket game, Instant Bingo.

No, the OLG didn’t have some tart posing in a bikini made out of scratch tickets or something. Rather, a woman raised her eyebrows and smiled after winning a sum of money.

The unhinged social media comments from the usual suspects tell us the ad is offside for being “sexist”.

In the aftermath, OLG issued a statement and promptly pulled the ad, yet another entity capitulating to society’s lunatic fringe, but why is this even an issue?

Far be it for me to go to bat for Ontario’s scandal-plagued gambling monopoly but even they don’t deserve to get raked over the coals for a completely innocuous ad campaign.

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commented 2018-06-11 12:56:12 -0400
This PM is a globalist prop, complete with fake eyebrows. I think if he added the little mustache he really resembles Hitler. The twitter feed shows Mr. Potato Head looking for his eye brows. That was hilarious!
commented 2018-06-09 23:49:49 -0400
Weird! Seems to me there are some people in this world who get up in the morning and decide to look for something to get upset about…doesn’t need to be rational either!
commented 2018-06-09 23:39:37 -0400
I am outraged that manhole covers aren’t called personhole covers !!!
And I will be immediately going to the HRC.
And I want compensation too
commented 2018-06-09 15:04:46 -0400
Nothing says I’m a coward and afraid of you more then running away….people better get a backbone again or we’re all doomed
commented 2018-06-09 14:48:14 -0400
It isn’t hard to see that feminazis are in control of the ad industry these days. Men are continually portrayed as loser who have to be rescued by their female partners. One recent example was a TV ad in which a disheveled, clueless, unshaven idiot male is trying to figure out which car to buy and where to buy it, by means of a moronic set of maps and charts, only to be saved by his bright, well-groomed wife, who tells him about a website. He then says, in an exasperated tone, “Let’s do it your way, then…”. And we wonder why boys don’t succeed in school anymore. What kind of effect must this have on boys who see this kind of crap?
commented 2018-06-09 13:54:47 -0400
James and Deborah; . . . and sadly if not tragically, the problem isn’t because of the lunatic fringe, who I suppose can feel anyway they want. The real problem is the unintended reinforcement and encouragement given to the fringe by the individuals and organizations you note who cave in to them.
commented 2018-06-09 13:38:35 -0400
The only current commercial I am semi-triggered by (not really it’s just my B.S. meter goes off the scales) is the one where some loser in line at a pharmacy turns around and starts bothering the people behind him about how excited he is by purchasing Viagra. As if. I’m sure if any guy turned around with an ear to ear grin and started pestering some woman stranger she would have called the cops and had him charged with sexual harassment. Then he starts to bother the other dude. We get it alreadythat’s not Viagra in your pants or maybe it is.
commented 2018-06-09 13:18:25 -0400
“What bothers me is those that cave into these lunatics”

Yup, DEBORAH, and caving is contagious. It’s an art form in Canada. Everybody – politicians, corporations – cowering and begging forgiveness from utter drips.
commented 2018-06-09 11:34:59 -0400
The perpetually offended strike again! What bothers me is those that cave into these lunatics. Grow a backbone!
commented 2018-06-09 10:40:50 -0400
Only an ugly world will satisfy these people.