Wednesday, August 17, 2011

att uverse commercial which child do we love the most?



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Att's commercial for their Uverse service is causing some controversy. The ad shows a mother and father deciding which child gets to record a show based on which child they love the best.

This is a troubling advertising trend, showing parents in a bad light. The uproar just causes buzz and generates youth interest. Parents you are being played.

36 comments:

  1. Quote: "This is a troubling advertising trend, showing parents in a bad light. The uproar just causes buzz and generates youth interest. Parents you are being played."

    Its called a sense of humor... You should get one! It's people like you that want "in god we trust" banned. Get a life...

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    1. Are you kidding? Forget telling someone to get a sense of humor, how aout you get a brain cell? In God we trust - Really? Whats wrong with you?

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  2. I think your wrong. This commercial show parents loving one chid more than the other. It has nothing to do with having a sense of humor. You have no scrupples. How do you thing a child would feel if parents said they loved one child more than the other. How would you feel if your parents told you that? No, your the kind of person who wants "in God we trust" banned not me. I don't like that commercial and I think it should be taken of the air.

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  3. This commercial is disgusting and should be taken off the air. I am an elementary teacher and see enough kids feeling like they are not loved because they are not as pretty and the next. This commercial shows the parents loving one child more than the other because she is pretty and the boy is nothing. If I had AT&T I would cancel.

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  4. Yes, the commercial is horrible. When parents do this to kids, it's called child abuse. How terrible would that make children feel if this was done to them? There is NO humor in this and the commercial should be yanked now. I have always said that kids don't screw themselves up, their parents do.

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  5. This is a continuing trend to bash males. If the parents chose the daughter then people would really be up in arms. The producers had to pick a child and I am sure their thought was that it is okay to pick the female. Either way whoever came up with this concept should be fired.

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  6. This commercial is probably the worst I have seen in my years of watching television. It is in extremely poor taste and should be pulled from the airways. Parents choosing one child over another is an offensive idea and borders on abuse. I am not an ATT customer and will never be one. I have shared my opinions with friends and family and they totally agree. Someone in your advertising department should be fired.

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  7. besides the "loving one more child than the other" issue, isn't anyone else just a little creeped out by how the dad expresses his adoration of his daughter? I get the heeby jeebies every time I hear/see this commercial

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  8. I agree that this commercial is highly offensive and should be pulled from the airways. Does AT & T really support parents choosing one kid over another? This commercial surely gives that impression. The commercial makes me not want to be an AT&T customer.

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  9. One of my kids is alot better than the other one and I have no problem telling him that. I also tell the other one to try to live up to his standards. Nothing wrong with this commercial except it is just plain stupid.

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  10. This is a terrible commercial. It was not funny.
    I have lost respect in ATT. They need to get new writers.

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  11. This commercial is disgusting and I turn the channel or mute it every time it comes on. AT&T, you shoul dbe ashamed, honestly!!! It is a horrible commercial and I will not buy anything AT&T because of it. I too have lost a lot of respect.

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  12. This is outrageous. Do not our young people have enough to deal with, without being prodded to figure out if there parents love one or another of their children MORE!?? If this doesn't get pulled. I will pull my accounts with AT&T. If that is your sense of humor you are a sicko.

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  13. My wife and I get so angry every time this commercial airs. This borders on child abuse. Kids have enough problems growing up without parents choosing one over another. This does not give us a warm feeling regarding AT&T.

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  14. This commercial totally turns me away from AT&T.

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  15. hate the commercial and the other att commercial when wife says her mother told her to marry another man- husband is redeemed when he reports he achieved minutes or something for no fees.
    there is enough negativity in the world - use positive messaging- i'm stuck with att but hate their ads

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  16. This commercial is horrible. Everytime I see it I cringe. As a teacher I just went to yearly training on child abuse and neglect. This is a perfect example of emotional abuse.
    There is no humor at all and no commercial value for their business. Someone got paid to think up this advertisement and it is a pretty sad state of affairs that someone didn't stop it!

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  17. This ad truly closes the door to your organization for me. Who on your team could write such an ad? Why would they depict a vain, smug young girl and a downtrodden young boy. Why encourage these behaviors and those of verbally abusing parents. This is a disgrace and forces me to hit the remote every time and tell everyone I know to boycott you folks. The world is desperate for intellectual, sensitive and honest messages. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE PEOPLE WHO WRITE AND PRODUCE THESE TERRIBLE ADS? I TAUGHT FOR 35 YEARS TO MAKE LIFE FOR CHILDREN BETTER. WHAT DO YOU DO?

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  18. I am so glad that I am not the only one who thinks this commercial is ridiculous and should be pulled off the air.

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  19. What freakin IDIOT thought up this commercial?? Remove it now.

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  20. This commerical is by far one of the worst shown. My wife resent's this one do to her past. Beside you keep reminding her of the past. Were thinking of changing providers.

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  21. It is offensive, insensitive and abusive. Please remove it, If we had considered changing to AT&T, we certainly wouldn’t now. You have really stooped low.

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  22. It is unbelievably insensitive and abusive. Please remove it...you have really stooped low to show this one.

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  23. This is an awful commercial relating the opinion that it is OK to favor one child over the other. I WILL NEVER BUY AT&T EVER AGAIN, not just because of this commercial but because they do not deliver what they say, over-charge and have poor service. This awful commercial is just the icing on the cake for me.

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  24. Thank you, all, for showing that I'm not the only one offended by this advertisement. There is nothing funny about it and hopefully this won't become the basis for a new trend in advertisements. If I hadn't been hooked into a 1-1/2 year contract for my internet service or pay an "early cancellation fee" that I cannot afford to be charged, I would cancel all my services with AT&T.

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  25. I will not suffer through this awful commercial any longer. I change the shows that air it and will let them know how offensive it is. The other AT&T commercials have been great! I don't understand why this one is aired CONSTANTLY!!!!

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  26. I HATE THIS COMMERCIAL!!!!! Every time it comes on, I mute it. How can they even air something like this?????? I was thinking of switching from Verizon until this commercial came out. Now you couldn't pay me to use AT&T. Talk about negative publicity! They say any publicity is still publicity, but not in this case. It completely changed my opinion of them. SHAME ON YOU AT&T!!!! :(

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  27. Get over it people. It's funny. I have two kids and love them both the same. Sometimes one is more trouble than the other but that doesn't chnage my love. It's a joke. Take it that way.

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  28. HATE this commercial. Shame on you, AT&T. There are enough bad parents in this world who actually prefer one child over another, without children seeing this and wondering if THEIR parents feel this way.

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  29. Continuing a decades-long trend of bashing males and never doing the same for females.

    But the advertisers are just the middlemen, providing what the female viewers(who spend 80% of the wealth) want to see. Abusing males.

    The outrage over this commercial(the "get a sense of humor" people are more prevalent in other comment sections) is nothing compared to what would have ensued had the parents chosen the boy over the girl.

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  30. You know what's even more hilarious than the commercial? All you people freaking out over it. If you can't tell the difference between a joke and serious parenting advice, maybe you shouldn't have kids.

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  31. I really dislike the commercial in which a rude little girl takes it upon herself to get in the face of the guest speaker cable man. This little girl is NOT cute, precocious, or charming. The lines they gave her portray her as a spoiled brat who thinks she can communicate with adults on an adult level. And that little "sooooooo" bit she does is just so inappropriate coming out of the mouth of a child. Now the little boy who has a crush on the teacher is far more realistic. When will advertisers learn to portray children as children? We adults find that far more charming than seeing children playing adult roles.

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  32. Seriously, who cares, its a commercial, it was successful because you are all talking about it. Ever heard the phrase "any publicity is good publicity"

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  33. Who cares? This commercial was obviously successful because you are all talking about it, ever heard the phrase "any publicity is good publicity". Its a commercial, if your children are not able to distinguish fantasy and reality you have failed as a parent.

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  34. I really doubt that using young kids, most of them black, will sell parents on the attributes, if any, of U-Verse. It is, after all parents that pay for the TV and Internet service. It really is a sign of desperation on the part of AT&T since they are losing the battle with Comcast.

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  35. All the AT&T commercials with the children are reprehensible. Why do I need to hear nonsense about warewolves to know about a phone service. Who is their ad agency? Are they morons?

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