posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 11:29 PM
I agree that these commercial would not air in the US. The US was founded upon somewhat Puritan ideology and I think that no matter how free we think
we are here, there are still many things that are taboo. We, as a culture, can be uptight about subjects like drugs or the gay and lesbian community.
Israel has its taboos as well, but they are somewhat different than ours.
As for the impact of these commercials, they probably do much to increase tourism. Israel is close to some countries that still stone people for
being gay. As a lesbian, I can tell you that if I lived in one of those neighboring countries I would certainly want to get myself to Israel after
seeing some of those commercials.
While I do support gay rights and the legalization of marijuana use, I wouldn't want to have commercials involving foul language. The Honda
commercial was just amusing. Nothing wrong with a little humor.