One of the interesting things about moving to another region of the country is that you get exposed to a whole different buffet of local advertisements. One particular company stands out in my mind, though. The Swedish Cancer Institute is apparently an organization with a fantastic reputation, but their taste in ads is at best questionable.
Check out this one with the Seattle Seahawks quarterback Richard Sherman.
Does that seem a little off to you? I don’t know anything about the man, but in the commercial he’s acting like the stereotypical angry black dude at a time when many footballers are considered to be wife beating, animal abusing thugs. And having him blurting out complex medical terms as if he is talking trash just seems a little peculiar to me.
First of all, as one commenter mentioned on the Youtube site, the first baby you see has a full set of teeth, which is creepy as hell. Second, what do a bunch of babies submerged in water have to do with the Swedish Cancer Institute? And then saying, “By the time these babies grow up, someone they know will get cancer” is, at best, a ghoulish proposition, however true it may be.
I dunno. Maybe it’s me, but both these commercials seem weird.