I was watching TV just now, when I was accosted by a Pomegranate commercial. The jest of the commercial is that it was a pomegranate instead of an apple with which Eve tempted Adam with (this blog is not about the possible inaccuracy in that plot). I get that they’re just trying to sell their fruit. They have all the characters there, the slithery snake and the naked Eve, but why does sex have to sell everything? I am not so naive to think that this is going to go away. We live in a very sexual world. I’m just kinda upset that they used a biblical story to tout their product is such a lewd way. Some say the fat ones are the ones who complain.
Well, hell yes, I’m complaining. IT IS NOT REAL! The woman in the commercial has most likely not eaten for days, just so her stomach will not pouch out. She is laying on itchy fake leaves, she has a snake wrapped over her body, and she is staring lustfully at a bottle of pomegranate juice (probably because she hadn’t eaten for days).
And they wonder why sex has become “no big deal” among teenagers. And why multiple college classes figure out a way to teach about sexually transmitted diseases. Logically, my microbiology test will include the top 4. However, the other day I over heard 2 classmates of mine talking about how their government professor worked STDs into his lecture…Government people, GOVERNMENT.
And now, they have a biblical character showing how sexy pomegranate juice is? I remember seeing Jane Russell talk about cross-your-heart bras and thinking that it must have been embarrassing for her. Now, years later, I am embarrassed for those who are used to sell pomegranate juice, out meal, and rice-a-roni. That’s just me, but I know that I’m not the only one who thinks this is crazy.