Does anybody else LOVE the new Special K commercial?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

@Laurenskii:  I love it, I think I’m somewhere between size fabulous and hot momma. Lol

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

nooooo! I hate it!

It makes noooo sense since its a DIET commercial. “yes embrace yourself, but here buy this and lose 2 inches in 2 weeks and love yourself more when you’re skinnier!”

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Sorry to be negative, but its just a marketing tactic- I’m guessing they are jumping on this bandwagon after the whole Dove line of commercials aimed to embrace inner beauty/confidence etc, which again is just to sell products-

Dove’s commercials are pretty genius though- like the underarm fixing deodorant– Make the consumer (women) aware of a “problem” they didn’t know existed (ugly armpits! oh my!) and then offer them the solution!- their product.

Drives me crazy because of course women are scrutinized to no end and know they have to worry about “ugly armpits”. vomit.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@fiver:  +1 

It’s a cute idea, but coming from them it doesn’t mean much. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

@Laurenskii:  Wow, I didn’t think that much of the commerical. Sorry, some people seem a bit sensitive and negative these days. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

But what if I want more than one of those compliments to apply to me, and I get tired of only ever getting to be radiant? 

I guess I’m negative like @fiver, but it seems like it could run into the same problem that exists with sayings like “real women have curves” and the Dove campaign. So…. anyone who is very fit or does have the enviable model body type isn’t a real woman? And I guess only people of a certain size can be fabulous or radiant? 

I’m over-the-top nitpicking, of course. I would absolutely trade in sizes for compliment words if it meant that size inflation (deflation?) could be undone. I don’t mean to sound like an asshole, and it’s hard not to with a grievance like this, but I can’t shop at some stores any more because the smalls there are too big and fit the way I think a large should. I guess if we replaced “large” with a compliment, people wouldn’t complain about being in that category, and truly small sizes could come back. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Laurenskii:  You’re totally right, numbers shouldn’t define self-worth. I’m just not sure that the retail clothing industry is where the change needs to happen. Those compliments should be something that women can intrinsically accept about themselves, regardless of size, rather than having to get their self-esteem boost from a clothing label. Easier said than done, I know, but we can dream…

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Laurenskii:  I love them, too!

I try to think of the commercials as saying “Cereal is healthy for you, let us help you be healthy. And if you don’t feel beautiful at your weight, we can help with that, too!”

My FAVORITE is the one they did with the scale in NYC, and the women were freaking out about weighing themselves in the middle of the day while wearing clothes… And then the scale said “gorgeous” / “sassy” / “stunning” / whatever.

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@fiver:  exactly! It makes no sense. 

Also, the Special K diet is complete shit and not healthy at all.

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