I used the words “douche bags” in two posts this week, so I thought since it’s Friday, we’ll continue with the theme.
I saw this ad a few weeks ago, when it was featured on Huffington Post and Consumerist and a few other places. Wow, it is bad. When I saw it, I thought it was a joke, like a print version of the SNL commercial parodies. It’s advice on how to ask for a raise… presented by Summer’s Eve.
Someone got paid to write this! While I feel bad for a person whose job is to write ads for naughty-bits wash, I am willing to place a bet that person gets paid more than I do, so I’d like to think he/she would be smarter than this.
In what profession does the cleanliness of your nether regions determine your confidence and success? Well, I guess that’s why it says “Great job on the XXX project.” So we know who they’re catering to – porn stars and ladies who screw their bosses for raises.
Now, I didn’t take it too seriously. I simply laughed at how bad it was. But the ad offended a lot of people, with good reason. The outrage became so bad that Summer’s Eve Brand Manager Angela Bryant (now we know the person who gets paid more than I do to sell cooter cleaners), went on crisis control, responding to blogs, issuing a statement, and setting up a Twitter feed (@Eve_Cares) and email account (firstname.lastname@example.org) for concerned citizens.
So Summer’s Eve has said “sorry, our bad!” and basically pleaded ignorance. But what I want to know is, when Angela had to go to her boss and fess up to the disaster, was her vagina clean?