new ad (home movies) anti-gay-look for backlash

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  1. ShovelHead84 macrumors member

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    well i am not gay and i havent talked to any of my gay acquaintances about it but i am willing to bet that the guy dressed like a chick is going to mobilize an anti-Apple anti-iPod movement… and dont think it wont be effective… gays are willing to sacrifice rather than participate in something or buy something that is (presumed by them) anti-gay…
     
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    how is it anti gay...because a dude dressed up like a girl...wow

    that's an even larger sterotype
     
  3. vniow macrumors G4

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    Its more anti-transgender than anti-gay but the two are often confused...

    Note: I haven't seen the ad yet.
     
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    It's a bloke in a wig and a dress. Jeez. He even looks as though he'd scratch his arse in public.

    That's the point of the ad... it looks terrible.
     
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    Wow, I didn't think gay at all when I saw the ad... and I'm gay.
     
  6. ShovelHead84 thread starter macrumors member

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    Sesshi: that is why the gays wont like accept it and they wont let Apple get away with it… it may be handled quietly for the moment with talks between Apple and gay groups (they all have the other's phone number) but it will end up on CNN and Apple will capitulate (fopr the error of their ways)…

    Apache: what you don't know will hurt Apple…
     
  7. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    If that's your reasoning, then what you're saying is that gays are morons.


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    ...this is almost laughable. I have respect for gays, but you seem like you're searching for controversy (you're really stretching it here). Apple has, historically, been very popular with gay males (am I right?), as gays are typically more fashion concious than heterosexuals - I don't think that'll change because of an ad.
     
  9. ShovelHead84 thread starter macrumors member

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    Apache: many white peeps couldnt understand why black folks were offended by that guy in blackface singing "Mammy"…
     
  10. HungrySeacow macrumors regular

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    It really bugs me when ignorant people use the phrase "the gays". Do you also use the phrase, "the blacks"?

    Oh, BTW, I am gay and found the commercial to be in good taste. Granted, vniow is correct. Though I am not a transgendered person, or a transvestite, if I were either, I still would not be offended by the commercial.
     
  11. vniow macrumors G4

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    I am and wasn't. More on that here.
     
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    This is so dumb, I'm not even going to justify it with a post.... oh wait. :rolleyes:
     
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    ... and there I was feeling for the fat, ugly, bearded ladies in the world.
     
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    I just now saw the ad...I'm giving it a hearty "big whoop" :rolleyes:
     
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    It's funny. End of discussion.

    I'm gay and it's pretty obvious that the guy is straight and it's a gag. Lots of straight guys dress up as women and it has nothing to do with being gay.

    Have you seen the television show "little britain"? Or for that matter any other number of shows or movies where a guy dresses up as a woman? They're all over the place and as long as none of the dialogue is overtly anti-gay it's usually taken for exactly what it is; comedy.

    Get over it.

    And what's this about phone numbers? Your reasoning is beyond belief!

    Edited to add the last line.
     
  16. MBPchef macrumors member

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    I know Im a little late on this thread, but I just ran across it and had to post.

    I, nor any of my friends, found this ad to be anything more than funny. Its an ugly dude in a dress. Holy Sh*t.

    One more thing, take a look at the original Apple logo...... looks alot like the Gay Pride Flag.

    :)

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  17. sierra oscar macrumors 6502

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    homophobia is just plain ugly...sigh...
     
  18. Rojo macrumors 65816

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    I always thought that.
    I'd love for it to come back. Maybe a special edition "gay pride" MacBook? :D

    I'd buy it.
     
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    :: hi 5 :: Im with you!!

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