Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 11:15:20 -0800 (PST)
Subject: The Truth
I saw something on TV that was quite offensive, or if
you will, obscene. It was slightly reminiscent of the
video of the gigantic marionette girl you showed us
earlier in the year. Not everyone will see me eye to
eye on this, but I think all can agree that this
commercial, in the very least, is disturbing.
The Truth (you know, the anti-smoking campaign) came
out with a commercial that, on first glance, I thought
was an anti-abortion advertisement. Their whole point
is that over 30 children a day lose their moms to
smoking. But the impression the commercial gives is
that female smokers kill their babies (and, as for
themselves, melt away like the Wicked Witch). The way
The Truth chooses to portray smokers as 'ice cold' is
I find it rather upsetting because I have a good
friend whose mother died from smoking-related cancer,
and I hope he never sees this. His mother was not an
object that one day just dissolved without a sound or
Here is the link or watch it just below...
Friday, March 02, 2007
Melting Mothers, Cigarettes, and "the Truth"
E493 diva, Bridget O'Meara, weighs in with a critique and a movie. What do you think????