****I realize that this may be a difficult thread for some to participate in without breaking any of the T&C's here. I am hoping that we can all keep
it fairly clean so that a discussion can be had and a 404 does not occur.
I am putting this in the social issues forum because I am curious if we aren't going a bit overboard with being offended about (seemingly) everything.
Or are our minds being infiltrated with so many pictures, movies, shows, etc. portraying some form of sexual innuendo, or just outright sex that we
now can not help but see something dirty at every possible opportunity?
What do you see when you look at this Chicken restaurant's logo??
Do you see a chicken cleverly designed by an artist to depict a chicken with the D and the B in the company's name, or do you see a more phallic
symbol cleverly designed to look like either/or while having a good old private laugh every time they saw it afterwards? Maybe this guy was so very
clever he managed to get his client a ton of extra publicity for free?!
A catering company called Dirty Bird Fried Chicken aroused some controversy with its suggestive logo.
Some people who see the logo think it resembles a rooster. Others think it resembles a penis at the point of no return.
Mark James, the logo's designer insists it's supposed to be a barnyard bird.
“We were given the name Dirty Bird as the brief, and started working on ideas. We looked at the initials, DB. Then worked with the lowercase
‘db’ linking them to form the shape of a rooster. It’s a graphic representation of a rooster incorporating the initials. It depends on how you
look at it," he said according to the Mirror. “I’m not sure there have been any complaints. A few comments, but it’s in the eye of the beholder,
as they say.”
Company owner Neil Young insists he never intended the logo for his Cardiff, Wales food truck to appear phallic.
“We’ve never really thought about it like that. Our designer created a d and b for ‘dirty bird’ then pushed them together to make a
cockerel,” he told Wales Online.
Just to be clear: Dictionary.com defines "cockerel" as "a young domestic cock, usually less than a year old." And the word "cock" in this definition
Young and James may be crying fowl about the reaction to the allegedly unintended innuendo, but it should be noted that the food truck does also have
saucy giant posters telling customers to “Touch My Thigh” and “Touch My Breast.”
Given the name of the restaurant, I find it hard to believe that this was not entirely intentional. To be fair, I really can't say if I would have
thought it was phallic had I seen it before I read the headline so I guess there is a small possibility that they just stumbled into it
Anyway, what do you think? Do you think that we as a society have just been so inundated with all things sexual that now it's the first thing we see?
Maybe sexual pareidolia is to blame?
Are the people complaining about this right in complaining?? After all... Those who look at it and see "phallic" already know what "phallic" looks
like. If others don't see anything but a rooster, why still be upset about it? So the argument that it's obscene for children to look at doesn't
really hold water. If a child looks at it and sees a penis, then he obviously already knew what a penis looked like. So nobody is exposing anyone to
anything they haven't already seen.
I am wondering how far this whole "Offended By Everything" will go? It seems that society just can't wait to find something to be offended about these
days... So much so that sometimes they even make things up.
You can read more here and also cast your vote on what you think it looks like:
edit on 8/18/2014 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no reason given)