I have seen these ads and I hadn't even noticed the "cursing" until I read this thread drawing attention to it.
For one thing, I notice a lot of people here talking about what we're teaching our children. Shame on you for letting your kid be educated by the
television. If you want to teach him something, take control and teach him.
Secondly, I would much rather have the very "worst" words fall upon my kid's ear than to have him smoke or see me apply a "knuckle sandwich" to
someone who swore. I can't, for the life of me, comprehend those priorities.
Originally posted by Lexion
The way the advertising is done in a sneaky, underhanded fashion
offends me as an adult.
advertisement is done in a sneaky, underhanded fashion. Advertisers use sex, violence and anything they can to sell a product. It's meant
to sneak in there right under your skin. If this ad helps people to realize the truth about smoking, I'm all for it. Sticks and stones, ya know?
Hearing or seeing the "word" FX doesn't hurt anyone.
Besides, I'm offended by most advertising. We don't have the right not to be offended.
And there are SO MANY more important things out there "teaching our children" that we should be worried about, but aren't. What real damage can
come from a kid seeing fx on TV? He probably hears it at school. He probably says it!
These ads attempt to relate to kids. They attempt to get them to think for themselves.
They probably do 100 times better than an adult wagging
their finger and saying, "Now don't you boys smoke. It's dangerous."