Anybody remember this Yard Fitness commercial from a couple years back?
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I swear that I'm not trying to flagellate a dead horse here...but isn't it funny how this
commercial was (as far as I can tell) almost universally hailed as hilarious while the Nike Hyperdunk ads were considered (by some) to be homophobic? Particularly since this commercial made an explicit point of showing both the naked guy's genitals/ass(though they were digitally obscured) and the corresponding disgust/fear/paranoia displayed by the other players.
Maybe the difference in perception comes from the fact that the Yard Fitness commercial was so clearly meant to be humorous while the Hyperdunk ads were shot in a faux dramatic style. Where, exactly, is the imaginary line that separates "funny" from "offensive"? Does anybody really know?
Me? I've always loved this commercial. And it certainly would be an interesting social experiment to show up to pickup ball and play naked...I wonder how the other players would actually react?
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