Posted by: David Kiley on May 30, 2005
Last week, I blogged on the Carl’s Jr TV ad featuring pop icon, heiress Paris Hilton, who shimmies and shakes all over a Bentley with a burger in her hand.
The ad has been the topic of news articles, TV show segments, blog entries and the like. The media exposure for the ad is far greater than Carls Jr. ever expected. That was my point, of course. Most of you who commented (I encourage all to read the comments) were against the erotic nature of the ad. One fellow said that when I am the father of a 13 year old rather than a 3 year old, I may feel differently about such ads.
I guess my attitude now is that when my son is 13, my fatherly advice will be to keep whetever he sees in the world of sex and porn (and he will see some) in perspective. How many men, when they were 13, had a stash of Penthouses under the mattress or on the top shelf of our closet, and didn’t turn out to bad people.
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