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Anyone seen that peloton ad?

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by oragator1, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. AndyGator

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    When I saw the ad, I thought nothing of body shaming. It' been blown way out of proportion.
     
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  2. ajoseph

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    So it turns out it wasn’t SNL. I’ve been looking for this for the last 40 minutes. It is a tweet ...

     
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  3. ajoseph

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    You are 100% correct. It must have been on one of the late night shows that my wife tapes, and I got confused,,, it is the tweet you referenced. (I had been trying to find it since I read your post. Sorry for the misinformation)
     
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  4. CaptUSMCNole

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    I think you can almost guarantee that SNL is going to do a skit on this weekend, especially with J Lo hosting.
     
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  5. Gator515151

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    Don't feel bad I get blocked every time I call someone a M$#&*^ F&^%&*$ liberal.
     
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  6. anstro76

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    It was a weird commercial and stupid to boot. She gets the bike from her husband and acts like she is scared of riding a stationary bike. Then a year later she gives the husband a gift of a video of her working out, but some shots are by another person, the husband. He's filming his own present? And why does she need to show that she used the thing all year? I've seen horror movies that weren't as creepy as that commercial.
     
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  7. CaptUSMCNole

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    While I did think it was a little strange, I didn’t think it was all that bad but the gf is a spin instructor and has talked about how good Peloton are suppose to be. I do know that giving a women a piece of exercise equipment that she did not ask for is a terrible idea.
     
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  8. gatorchamps0607

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    It's simply a terrible gift to give a women but not sexist. I'm glad we're all on the same page here. Kind of shocking, actually. Two things you never get your wife for any occasion that requires a gift... exercise equipment and cleaning equipment. Unless she really love's cooking and asks for it, even kitchen stuff is borderline off limits. Those are things you buy mutually throughout the year, not as gifts.
     
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  9. gator7_5

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    If I traded stocks, I’d have picked some up after that 10% drop. People love those things. The ones complaining weren’t buying one anyway.
     
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  10. phatGator

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    I don’t see the offense and it’s definitely not sexist, but it does seem like giving fancy soaps as a present. Sends the wrong message. Just doesn’t cut it.
     
  11. gatorpa

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    Just watched it...wife seemed excited, didn’t seem to be offensive. Just because someone is skinny doesn’t mean they are healthy cardio is good for the heart.

    Asshats need to get a grip
     
  12. mutz87

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    Yeah, the weirdness was in the seeming fear expressed on her face, but also sadness. Though I thought it highlighted in a negative way how selfie videos can be (are?) narcissistic.
     
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  13. demosthenes

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    It’s no worse than any other exercise commercial. Taking offense has become our national pastime. If I may quote one of the great intellectuals of our time, “Get a grip!”
     
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    Imagine the outrage if they sang Baby It’s Cold Outside while she rode it
     
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  16. Crusher

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    Ha, ha...my wife spent a wad on a knock-off peloton excercise bike. I told her that she would regret it and would use like 3 times before it went out in a garage sale. I'll admit I was wrong....she used it twice.
     
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  17. citygator

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    Brilliant draft off the infamous ad by using the actress... Ryan Reynolds Gin company.

     
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  18. gatorknights

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    So like if I bought a pair of running shoes for my wife who happened to be training for a marathon, that would make me a sexist and body shaming?

    I guess I bleeped that one up.
     
  19. LimeyGator

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    I'm the biggest believer in promoting equality. But the outrage over this advert is absolutely nonsensical.

    The outrage some find in things like this is what ultimately, and unfortunately, dampens the real cause they fight for. She got a bike and enjoyed riding it and somehow that's offensive?! The narrative that he's somehow a beast is entirely created by those who wanted to villify it from the outset, not the advert - people can't wait to get their anger on...

    Anyway, for those that have interest, the 'Peloton lady' has popped up in another advert for gin today. This is one of the few things I love about social media - when executives get creative! Hat tip to them!
     
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