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Don’t Let Coca-Cola’s Egyptian Bromance Ad Send You the Wrong Message

How does the Coca-Cola company introduce screw bottle caps (it’s a post-can tab world, and we’re just living in it) to Egyptian consumers? With a little man-on-man handholding, that’s how.

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By:           JD
On:           Aug 26, 2010
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  • 7 Comments
    • hephaestion
      hephaestion

      What is the Egyptian response to this ad? Do they interpret it the same way Americans do?

      Aug 26, 2010 at 4:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike
      Mike

      Probably not. It’s quite common in Egypt for straight males to hold hands with each other walking down the street. No-one bats an eye!

      Aug 26, 2010 at 4:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kevin
      Kevin

      Not just Egypt. Pretty much the whole of the Middle East looks at same-sex hand-holding as non-indicative of any sexual behavior. On the other hand, many Middle Eastern countries are tacitly okay with occasional same-sex interludes if it’s discrete and follows certain norms.

      Aug 26, 2010 at 7:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • That Bitch Téa Delgado
      That Bitch Téa Delgado

      Yes, Middle Eastern men are totally ok with holding hands (I saw a lot of it in Turkey)…but are they also into Julia Roberts’ movies?

      Aug 26, 2010 at 9:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieran
      Kieran

      This obviously homoerotic commercial could NEVER be shown on prime-time American TV, but they’re showing it in Muslim Egypt? Seriously? What was that again about how “they hate us for our freedom blah blah blah”?

      Aug 26, 2010 at 11:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hilarious
      Hilarious

      I watched the commercial twice and I seriously don’t get it.

      Worse than a car commercial.

      Aug 27, 2010 at 1:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      Dude in the yellow is gorgeous.

      Aug 28, 2010 at 7:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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