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Peloton ad

BoxerBrawlerBoxerBrawler Member, Premium Posts: 2,035 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,035 Member
Anyone see the article about Peloton's holiday ad? It is getting criticized for having undertones of sexism and classism. Give me a break! Why is everyone offended by everything these days? The only problem I have with the ad is how the woman claims that she's scared before her first ride. What the hell is there to be scared of? in the comfort of your own home, all alone? This world.... SMH!

http://msn.com/en-us/money/companies/pelotons-holiday-ad-made-some-onlookers-cringe-but-experts-say-it-wont-hurt-the-brand/ar-BBXGZNv?ocid=ientp
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  • corinasue1143corinasue1143 Member Posts: 3,596 Member Member Posts: 3,596 Member
    pelotons-holiday-ad-made-some-onlookers-cringe-but-experts-say-it-wont-hurt-the-brand

    I haven’t seen it, but it could not possibly “hurt the brand” as far as I am concerned.
    Nowhere to go but up.
  • hesn92hesn92 Member Posts: 5,851 Member Member Posts: 5,851 Member
    I don't get why it's sexist lol.
  • jm_1234jm_1234 Member Posts: 179 Member Member Posts: 179 Member
    I think she's scared because... spin class at home! Gives me shivers just thinking about it. Those classes have got to be the hardest thing in the world.

    I don't see any sexism/classism in the ad.
    edited December 2019
  • Gisel2015Gisel2015 Member Posts: 3,176 Member Member Posts: 3,176 Member
    This is the article that I read, I really don't understand the fuss about it. Yes, Peloton is expensive but so is the new smart TV (spying on you carries a price, I guess...), or the new phones and other gadgets. It is not my business how people wants to spend their money. I don't consider the add sexist at all either, but to each its own.

    Peloton's perplexing new holiday ad has incensed the internet
    https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/03/us/peloton-ad-controversy-trnd/index.html
  • AzdakAzdak Member Posts: 8,281 Member Member Posts: 8,281 Member
    GummiMundi wrote: »
    All I know is that Peloton got a LOT of free publicity from all this (tweets, articles, TV pieces, etc.). Hmmmm... ;)


    Becoming an internet meme of ridicule—especially for this type of product—is an exception to the “any publicity is good publicity” axiom.
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