Product Red 8 ad poor taste

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  1. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    I would say the majority of those who purchase the Product Red iPhone, don’t even care (or) know what it actually stands for. Consumers generally see a new color and that’s what they’re attracted to. But some recognize the actual meaning behind the Product Red, Which at least at least shows some form of awareness.
     
  2. acorntoy, Apr 17, 2018
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    Like the other color of the exact same product that wouldn’t have a small portion go to a charity?

    18% is better than 0%, which is what happens when you buy any other color of the exact same product. Your argument makes no sense because the product red version does not cost any more than the normal one. Buying the red phone cost nothing more, and there’s a chance that some portion of the purchase will help somebody, that’s more than you can say for any other color of the same product where there is no chance at all.


    And to OP: As long as protection is used casual encounters should be fine. RED isn’t a abstinence campaign.
     
  3. Phone Junky macrumors 65816

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    So why doesn't Apple do the Product Red at launch? Would generate more money for the cause because people could get it when the new model comes out. 6 months down the road, most people that already have a new model aren't going to pony up more money for a different color, despite the charity.
     
  4. bruinsrme, Apr 17, 2018
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    bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    Wait, are you being an adult?
    Just kidding, I’ve been in discussions where it comes down to exactly what you wrote.

    Lyrics today aren’t any different than they were in the 70's and on, heck even in the 60’s.
    The only difference is the lyrics are more in your face today.
     
  5. acorntoy, Apr 17, 2018
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    It probably does relate to keeping all profits at launch and attempting to bolster sales. Still doesn’t change the fact that now it’s avaliable the red one doesn’t cost any more and hopefully will help somebody as well. Also credit to Apple, at least they signed up with a charity instead of just releasing a red smartphone To boost sales in which they keep all the profits, which other manufactures have done in the past.
     
  6. mattrdesign macrumors newbie

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    No, the proliferation of HIV/AIDS was entirely due to the lack of knowledge of the vectors by which it spread and the lack of known treatment once contracted. It's easy to look back with the knowledge we have now, and say it was obvious how people contacted this disease that came out of nowhere. But in the 70's and 80's when people who were going about their ordinary lives suddenly fell ill with a mysterious illness with no known cause...well you do the math. If they had known the vectors and treatment from the moment patient zero fell ill, you better believe we would have had the safe sex movement and needle exchange programs decades before we actually did.
     
  7. KGB7 macrumors 6502a

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    And don’t forget discrimination law suits.
     
  8. Solomani macrumors 68040

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    Coulda been worse. At least it wasn't "Let's Marvin Gaye and Get It On"
     
  9. mattrdesign, Apr 17, 2018
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    Perhaps the OP found the use of the song about as appropriate as Apple supporting an anti-alcoholism charity by using the song "Margaritaville".
     
  10. KGB7, Apr 17, 2018
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    Not everything is concerning and many things are blown out of proportion;

    1. Break lights on a school bus that look like Satanic Star(Pentagrim).
    2. Boobs or ass are too big on women in video games. Hentai hasn’t made the news on Fox.
    3. Gay Marriage.
    4. Flat Earth.
    5. President is a Lizard in human skin.
    6. Town Manager married to a porn star.

    The list goes on and on and on.

    Not all, not even half the topics are worth the air or ink to be wasted on.
    Yes, we have freedom of speech in the US of A, but many people in this wonderful country abuse it and get bent over any time it doesn’t conform to their moral or religious beliefs.
    90% of Christians in US aren’t even Christians. They walk like duck and talk like a duck, but don’t act like a duck.

    Raise your hand if you are offended by porn sites.
    Raise your hand if you are offended by sex toys.

    Act like an adult, it’s 2018, keep your morals to your self. Gay people are awesome, hajibs are for oppressed; human body is beautiful no matter what you believe.
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    @jbizzybeetle

    There are currently 550,000 Homeless Americans in our country that we know of, and yet, you care more about a song then human beings.

    Whiskey
    Tango
    Foxtrot

    My brothers and sisters died so you and everyone else can watch Netflix from the safety of their home, and yet you are offended by a song??????!!!!?!?!?

    @Admins @admin

    Please close this topic before I lose my ****.
     
  11. mattrdesign macrumors newbie

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    Here's the thing though, we need to look at it through an objective lens. The six things you listed aren't really related to "topics that may be concerning" because they are things of no real consequence.

    1. Break lights on a school bus that look like Satanic Star(Pentagrim). I'd get that OCD checked out
    2. Boobs or ass are too big on women in video games. Hentai hasn’t made the news on Fox. Lara Croft's boobs are too big? Don't let your kids play it then.
    3. Gay Marriage. Don't marry some of the same sex then.
    4. Flat Earth. The (spherical) world just keeps turning
    5. President is a Lizard in human skin. This is actually true.
    6. Town Manager married to a porn star. Good for him.

    HIV/AIDS is something that should be concerning, it is of real consequence, because actual people are suffering and dying while we make symbolic gestures by buying special colored hunks of silicone and glass.

    If the next mass shooting was memorialized with the Smashing Pumpkins song "Bullet with Butterfly Wings", do you think anyone who spoke out against that would be labeled a "social justice warrior"?

    Once again, that said, I find the concerns of the OP to be a non-issue given then lyrics and the context. BUT I can see where there can be misinterpretation of the presented material, given the sensitive nature of the topic. And so when I see stupid and reductive labels given to those who raise concerns relating to actual real world, life or death issues I usually step in and say "Hey?! What now?! AWWWWW HELL NO!"
     
  12. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    I don't care and you shouldn't care either.
     
  13. KGB7, Apr 17, 2018
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    The 4 out of 6 that I have listed, were on mass media news across US. Except for President being a lizard and flat Earth; both are meant as a joke, because it’s so wide spread on the internet as conspiracy.

    The 4 were concerning enough to be published in paper and televised across the Nation. And they were of real consequences, that’s why I mentioned them in the first place.

    And yet, this song was not a concern to anyone as far as I know of to anyone, until a topic was created on this forum.

    Instead of crying about a song on the forum, go to Costco, buy a bulk of 100,000 condoms and send them to 3rd world country. And at the end of the day, you will gain respect from a million people.

    @OP might as well complain about a Madonna song - Like a Virgin. Or ban all Queen, Depeche Mode, Marilyn Manson and AC/DC songs.

    GTFO
     
  14. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    This thread really went off track. It’s just an advertisement, some are overly analyzing for the wrong reasons.
     
  15. jlp2979 macrumors 6502a

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    It's just a red phone with a portion of proceeds going to charity, smh. I find nothing wrong with the ad. I'm buying one just because it's red and black and looks sweet. Bonus that proceeds go to charity. It's better than nothing.

    Unreal that people get bent out of shape at a harmless ad selling a product for a good cause. Yet no one cares that Nordstrom and other retailers continue to sell Hugo Boss suits and pants. Boss outfitted the German SS in WW2...shame because the suits fit me perfectly, but I refuse to buy them.
     
  16. Sean006 macrumors 6502

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    yup America...where everyone is offended - unreal..

    lighten up FRANCIS
     
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    You realize Tim Cook was a gay adult in the 80s, too, right? When the LGBT population was being ravaged by AIDS?
     
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    2001
     
  20. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    So many pixels signifying... opinions. Here's mine: waiting for the (RED) iPhone SE. Bring that along with its next update and I'm in. No update, pretty soon I'm back to a flip phone and hang the whole idea of data plans. I remember there was a tiny red cellphone and mp3 player once, about the size of a lipstick but a rectangular shape. I'm almost ready to settle for a revival of that. :)
     
  21. jbizzybeetle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, that’s why I said Apple knew better.
     
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    Oh you’re bad enough to me
    Bad enough that we
    Always have something to get over
    Oh but when the night is deep
    You find me in the streets
    Asking me
    To come over

    So those are the lyrics I hear in the ad. I don’t see the problem. Someone earlier suggested it was referring to a random hookup, but the lyrics clearly imply they know each other.

    Lotta handwringing in this thread...
     
  23. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    For what it's worth, I agree with you. It reminds me of the time my high school tried to raise money for Hunger Aid for Africa by having a pizza sale.
     
  24. statik13, Apr 19, 2018
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    You should listen to the entire song... It's not about sex.
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    Full lyrics. Replace the *** with the name of the song.

    [Verse 1: Tucker Halpern]
    Oh, you're bad enough to me
    Bad enough that we always have something to get over
    Oh, you dress up so happy
    Lookin' so fancy
    I got that salted chip on my shoulder
    Oh, but when the night is deep
    You find me in the streets
    Asking me to come over


    [Chorus: Sophie Hawley-Weld & Tucker Halpern]
    B*****t, b*****t
    B*****t
    I'm b*****t crazy

    [Post-Chorus: Sophie Hawley-Weld & Tucker Halpern]
    I'm b*****t crazy
    B*****t, b*****t
    B*****t
    I'm b*****t crazy
    B*****t, b*****t
    B*****t

    [Verse 2: Tucker Halpern]
    Oh, but when the night is deep
    You find me in the streets
    Asking me to come over

    [Post-Chorus: Tucker Halpern]
    I'm b*****t crazy

    [Bridge: Sophie Hawley-Weld]
    B*****t, b*****t, b*****t, b*****t crazy
    B*****t, b*****t, b*****t, b*****t crazy
    B*****t, b*****t, b*****t, b*****t crazy
    B*****t, b*****t, b*****t, b*****t crazy
    B*****t, b*****t, b*****t, b*****t crazy


    [Verse 1: Tucker Halpern]
    Oh, you're bad enough to me
    Bad enough that we always have something to get over
    Oh, you dress up so happy
    Lookin' so fancy
    I got that salted chip on my shoulder
    Oh, but when the night is deep
    You find me in the streets
    Asking me to come over

    [Post-Chorus: Sophie Hawley-Weld & Tucker Halpern]
    B*****t, b*****t
    B*****t
    I'm b*****t crazy
    B*****t, b*****t
    B*****t
    I'm b*****t crazy
    B*****t, b*****t
    B*****t
    I'm b*****t crazy
    B*****t, b*****t
    B*****t
    I'm b*****t crazy
     
  25. rmoliv macrumors 6502

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    The iPhone X ad "Meet iPhone X" also features a song by Sofi Tukker, "Best Friend". You can hear the following lyrics:

    You are my best friend and we've got some things to do
    Yo you wanna meet me on the floor, ya
    Yo you wanna meet me at the lounge, ya
    Yo you wanna meet me in the club, ya
    Yo you wanna meet me downtown, ok
    Every time you call on me, I drop what I do
    You are my best friend and we've got some things to do


    In my opinion both songs convey a sexual message yet I couldn't care less. Sex sells and that's the whole point.
     

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