Pretty sure I'm in the age group this double-spread ad is targeting. There's a desperation and inappropriateness here I find insulting. If I heard my daughter's boyfriend had told her he thought I was hot, I'd tell her to dump the creep.
Apparently, when Nick Cannon proposed to Mariah Carey, he hid the engagement ring in a ring pop. Which inspired her most recent fragrance line, Lollipop Bling, which includes the fragrances Honey, Mine Again and Ribbon.
Am I the only one who thinks it would be more appropriate for a preteen rather than a 40-year-old woman to be launching this fragrance line?
Evidently, more adult women than I would have ever guessed are drawn to... well... childish branding.
DKNY has a very popular fragrance line called Delicious Candy Apples.
Delicious Candy Apple fragrances have names like Sweet Caramel, Ripe
Raspberry and Juicy Berry.
Gwen Stafani's Harajuku Lovers line is also popular.
Lollipop Bling, Delicious Candy Apples and Harajuku Lovers certainly don't have the
creepy pedophilic undertones of the Love's Baby Soft line of the 1970s, but they do make me wonder why an
adult woman would want to smell like a child.
A team of archeologists made an incredible discovery in a German cave. They found what is believed to be one of the oldest examples of figurative art.
It's an ivory carving of a woman. A woman whose most marked features are really big boobs and a tiny head.
The second I saw the carving, my heart sank.
I mean, look at her.
It's not much of a stretch to assume the carver thought the woman's most important asset was her voluptuous body. Which by itself wouldn't be as bad. But factor in the pinhead and it's hard not to think the carver was making a sexist statement.
On the bright side, it kind of vindicates advertising. At least my industry didn't start the woman-as-bimbo image.
"The folks in charge of our popular culture make the rules about beauty. The people who direct the movies, publish the magazines and create the television characters that become our constant companions, absorb the shifts and upheavals in our lives and sell them back to us. "