…e the term ‘cool’ for the girl and the car tells me that the ad has already achieved its objective. In fact someone suspiscious could read your article as a subliminal advertorial for this car-maker, i’m not saying that it is, but the article is apologetic and justifying it without much consideration of alyernative valid interptetations. You say that those protesting the ad are attaching their personal interpretations to the photo, whi…
I think it is. I don’t know but clearly YOU KNOW how advertising works…anyone who has watched Mad Men knows how advertising works, and sure as hell doesn’t work off “innocent” little girls leaning on luxury cars.
Don Draper sold Jaguar on the idea of it being a mistress. And all the Mad Men watchers knew all the sexual drama that was caught up in that account.
There is absolutely nothing innocent about car advertisements. This article (and the comment section) is an insult to intelligence. But this is happening more and more these days…an attempt to dumb people down, into idiocy. It was a test, I think, how stupid are people…if they believe this is “Innocent” pretty stupid.