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Do you think Audi is promoting sexual assault and teen violence in their Super Bowl ad?

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Super Bowl ‘Prom’ Ad Doesn’t Promote Sexual Assault … So Just Relax, People! (VIDEO)

Posted by Jenny Erikson on February 4, 2013 

Some people are attacking one of my favorite ads from this year’s Super Bowl as “promoting sexual assault” because it depicts a teenager forcing himself onto the prom queen. Le sigh, people.

Audi’s ‘prom’ ad shows a seriously cute teenage boy getting ready to attend prom stag (no explanation as to why such a cutie had a problem getting a date, but whatever). His dad gives him the keys to his Audi, and presumably from the courage he gains by driving such a hot car, he parks right in the principal’s spot, walks into the dance, and plants one on the prom queen. The prom king does not look pleased, and the scene cuts to the boy driving away with a black eye and a giant grin. The tag line reads: Bravery. It’s what defines us.

Rather than enjoying the super sweet commercial, some joyless people took to Twitter to condemn it as sexual assault. Um … ok. Not sure how you get that out of the commercial they played, but some people are really determined to stretch reality to fit their narratives.

Kissing a girl is not assault -- it’s called making a move. If you look at the girl’s reaction, it’s not exactly like she’s trying to push him away either. She even seems to enjoy it. Hey, maybe that’s why the kid doesn’t have a date to the prom! He’s never gotten up the gumption to tell her how he feels. Maybe, just maybe, based on her reaction, she feels the same way about him and would be glad to dump her ham-handed boyfriend for him.

Speaking of the prom king and the black eye he gave our hero, if the haters want to call sexism, why don’t they talk about the fact that Audi chose to portray the girl as helpless to defend herself and in need of a man to do it for her? Again, because it’s clear that while caught off guard, the girl liked the kiss. She kissed back. She smiled with a dazed look in her eyes after it was over.

Maybe the kid deserved a black eye for making a move on another guy’s girl -- but he certainly not one for sexual assault.


Do you think Audi is promoting sexual assault and teen violence in the ad?

by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 3:44 PM
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LysNVantesMom
by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 7:09 PM

 Nothing assaultish about is.  She enjoyed it quite obviously!

a5hl3yC
by Silver Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 7:19 PM
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I think the black eye should be more of a concern since we should be worried about bullies and people being physically assaulted.

keriley1
by Silver Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 7:23 PM
1 mom liked this

People are dumb. This was one of the better commercials we all thought!

AA2.0
by Gold Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 7:24 PM
People are too inclined to be offended over everything, IMO.
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Momoftwinkies
by Silver Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 7:26 PM
I liked the commercial. I thought it was cute.
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BEXi
by BEXi on Feb. 4, 2013 at 7:26 PM
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It used to be a girls romantic dream to have a man walk up to them and sweep them off their feet with an amazing kiss.


Now it's sexual assault.

                                                         
                                          
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nataliesmom2012
by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Dear lord people need to chill.

Alliemad_3
by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 7:29 PM
The Audi commercial just made me roll my eyes.

The Go Daddy commercial made me want to vomit. A close up on a make out session is gross.
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EbonySnow
by Pinkie Pie on Feb. 4, 2013 at 7:32 PM

 I like it, its not assult it was sweet

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 4, 2013 at 7:33 PM
People will find any reason to bitch.
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