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Support Vox video. The commercial pivots. One handsome something man asks another handsome something man to stop ogling a woman in the street.We Believe: The Best Men Can Be - Gillette (Short Film)
That is the best a man can get. The ad has caused controversy across the comments sections of YouTube and the never-ending hellfeed of Twitterin large part because it has offended many men. These arguments make no sense whatsoever. Still, this ad is a misfire, in that it is a blatant attempt to make money off a painful and ongoing collective action that has not even an indirect relationship to face razors.
Is it likely that there were people at Gillette with good intentions and people at Grey who wanted to help realize them? And unfortunately, it is impossible, maybe irresponsible, for a commercial to try to explain centuries of societal glorification of male violence or to make a compelling argument that proves women are people.
This is an advertisement set to air during a football game on primetime television, and within those constraints, it can absolutely not depict — in a convincing way — the complex and never-ending story it seeks to profit from. Gillette is not alone here, obviously. This practice merges consumer behavior with political or social goals. Whether challenging police brutality or questioning unattainable beauty norms, branding in our era has extended beyond a business model: It is now both reliant on and reflective of our most basic social and cultural relations.
Commodity activism can sometimes be good for business, she argues, but it can easily backfire. Female empowerment may be a fairly innocuous political motive, but criticizing men directly? Way too far. Please do not make me choose between a billion dollar company leveraging feminism for sales and men so insecure they think an ad for razors is threatening to their identity.
A decade ago, Gillette held 70 percent of the global market share for razors, and now it holds 54 percent. Now, it appears, the company would like those customers back.
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