Many people call Audi rape promoters because of the Super Bowl ad—really?
Well, people, this kind of thing is really outdated.
As you may know by now, a crapload of hyper-sensitive drama-seekers are calling Audi promoters of sexual assault because of their latest Super Bowl commercial, “Courage Wins.” Why? Because some people love to find drama where there is none, and look for any reason to be offended and cause a ruckus.
The commercial, if you haven’t seen it, can be found below, but in short:
A lonely teenage boy goes to the prom alone, but at the last minute, his Dad throws him the keys to his shiny new Audi S6. As he pompously drives to the school dance, he gets some courage, parks in the Principal’s parking spot, walks in and kisses a girl he fancies. You know, kinda like how life works sometimes. She clearly likes the kiss but the douchey Prom King boyfriend gives the kid a black eye and he drives home satisfied.
Here’s the video:
After the commercial aired, loads of people did what any outraged American would do and jumped on Twitter:
Can any man here claim that he awkwardly says “may I kiss you?” before he goes for a first kiss with a gal he likes? Not if you ever actually want to get anywhere with her. Without becoming a relationship advice article, women tend to expect confidence and bravery in a partner – I could cite a shitload of articles on this written by women, but I’ll spare you.
Look, if you go in for a kiss and she accepts, which she did in the commercial, that’s how things work. It’s only sexual assault if you’re a dick and keep trying to sleaze on her after she says no.
That look like a “no” to you?
Dude, teen violence, reckless driving; it’s high school, that’s how it works. Just be glad they didn’t show how my high school days were; they would have showed a group of friends skipping prom, loitering outside a comic book shop drinking beer and smoking pot.
Hugo Schwyzer writes: “a classic rape fantasy is that the no magically turns to a yes.” – WTF does that have to do with anything? This kid is clearly a typical, shy, teenager who never gained up the courage to ask her out in the first place.
Geekmom on Wired
: “this is a dangerous message, unwanted sexual contact is cool.”
Right, but it wasn’t. I’ve went in for a kiss before, got rejected, and that was that. This is a pretty typical high school situation (minus the Dad letting his kid drive a new $72,000 S6, maybe,) and we have no idea what the (hypothetical) back story is. You won’t hear one person who was a nerdy kid in high school agree with this nonsense.
Jenna Karvunidis from Chicago Now has the right idea:
You see the boy in this kind of fool movie always kiss the girl spontaneously, and then say "Wow, good Cute"-now suddenly became "OMGWTFAudiAreRapists!!!"-What's the difference?
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