How many readers out there have had children? Seeing the ultrasound for the first time, did it take your breath away? Seeing a child moving around, forming slowly, can be a powerful moment.
On Sunday, during the Super Bowl, Doritos unleashed a cute ad that involved a fetus and an ultrasound. The father stood by, eating Doritos, when suddenly, the baby on the monitor began reaching for the Doritos. The father starts moving the chips to see the baby on the screen react while the mother seems unamused. It’s a funny little ad.
So, everybody gave a little chuckle and moved-on with their lives, right?
Nope. The humorless, hyper-sensitive left threw a hissy fit over the alleged “humanization” of a fetus… you know, a human.
NARAL Pro-Choice America, a top pro-abortion advocacy group in the U.S., blasted the commercial as a politically-motivated ad.
They had a busy day; they first started by complaining about an ad where comedian Kevin Hart plays an overprotective dad and joins his daughter on a date. Cute, right?
“Hey, @Hyundai – taking away your daughter’s autonomy and stalking her on a date isn’t funny,” NARAL tweeted.
Then, they slammed the carmaker again for an ad featuring Ryan Reynolds and a woman seemingly attracted to him:
“Another miss for @Hyundai – In their world, women are bad drivers who get distracted by the mere sight of a man.”
On average, I get distracted 8 times per mile by attractive women while driving down the street. I’m human. I have to presume that at least some women have encountered this situation once or twice, too.
They complained again when a Snickers ad featured a grouchy Willem Dafoe turn into Marilyn Monroe after eating a Snickers.
“@SNICKERS, what was up w that commercial? Transphobic & implies women OK w being objectified as long as they have snacks,” the group griped.
The most-outrageous gripe from the abortion enthusiasts came after the Doritos ad, however. They tweeted:
“#NotBuyingIt – that @Doritos ad using #antichoice tactic of humanizing fetuses & sexist tropes of dads as clueless & moms as uptight.”
Many others tweeted in support of NARAL’s position, but for the most part, the group’s tweet did not go over too well as people had seemingly had enough about the continual griping and hyper-sensitivity.
If someone is pro-life, that is great. If someone is pro-abortion, that’s fine. We should all be willing to have a discussion about this (and many other) important issues.
However, it seems that the left is less concerned about advancing an agenda these days than they are with rooting-out and killing any and all humor, joy, fun or anything remotely good or happy.
Have we finally reached the tipping point of political correctness? When will this concept just simply die-off and we can get back to laughing one in awhile?