Why? Because manscaping is downright offensive, and according to a press release issued by One Million Moms, Philips Norelco has gone “WAY TOO FAR” by featuring “a man trimming hair in different areas of his body” in their most recent ad campaign targeted for men that prefer to manscape.
This press release, obviously written by a three-year-old, describes the man’s horribly offensive “boxer shorts” and “hair falling to the floor” as if they were guns, knives, and dying infants:
“The new Norelco commercial goes beyond a close facial shave to body grooming well below the chest and back. This commercial went WAY TOO FAR! During the commercial, it shows a man trimming hair in different areas of his body. Toward the end, it shows him standing with his boxer shorts down with hair falling to the floor as he uses the hair trimmer. It is implied that he is shaving in his private area. The dialogue in the ad is equally offensive. “I’d wink at me; I’d hug me,” he says. Then he looks in the mirror, admires himself, and says, “I’d F*** me.” The F-word is bleeped out. But then they display their website, www.IdFAQme.com. This is clearly a play on the F-word.”
Philips Norelco replied to the outrage by posting a message on their Facebook page, basically telling everyone to buzz off:
“To our fans: The goal of our community is to talk about guys’ shaving and grooming needs. Lately we’ve received some comments that our new TV ad doesn’t resonate with everybody. We wanted to take a moment to let you know that we’ve heard the feedback. In response we’re going to run the TV ads later in the evening beginning this weekend. In the meantime, we look forward to getting back to what we do best, talking about men’s shaving and grooming!”
After receiving an “equally dismissive” statement from a Philips Norelco representative over the phone, One Million Moms is calling for an immediate recall of the ad. “They are basically saying that they don’t care, and they are going to run the commercial anyway,” the release states.
Hey, One Million Moms. Remember what happened when you did this to JC Penny? Don’t you have kids to pick up from soccer practice or something?