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February 04, 2013

Audi Super Bowl Ad is... "Rapey"?

The ad is a standard power fantasy in which a kid without a prom date gets the keys to his dad's Audi and immediately becomes Smoldering Hot Rebel A-Number One and lays a big smooch on the prom queen, to the anger of the prom king. But the queen herself is pleased.

So, you know, it's rape.

Good God.

Our current media culture is one of abject stupidity, in which people are required (or feel required, perhaps) to say very stupid things which are, despite their stupidity, somehow pleasing to their feebleminded constituency.

More: from @lilmissrightie, who makes a solid point:

You're posturing as someone who is so averse to rape he makes in his pants over a kiss (well-received, as it turns out), but then you employ cutesy-poo terminology about it like "rapey"?

Your very terms indicate you're not at all serious about this latest stupidity.

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posted by Ace at 08:54 PM

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