Skip to comments.Visa Olympic commercial reminds me of 9/11 WTC jumpers. Very bad taste, IMO.
Posted on 07/08/2012 2:03:50 PM PDT by DallasBiff
The commercial starts with diver David Boudia climbing up the Burj Dubai, and jumping off, with his reflection shown as the way the 9/11 jumpers were, and then he hits the water, and others were following him in their dives, only that they lived and the crowd celebrates.
Nah. Not at all.
No problem, but I bet you wouldn't be so cavalier to a jumpers family.
I bet in your parlance, 9/11 is so 11 years ago, and Pearl Harbor is so 71 years ago.
I’m not offended; but, I just don’t like it because of 9/11.
The height represents the number of dives he practiced for the Olympics.
I saw it for the first time last night and you are grasping at straws.
It has nothing to do with 911. Nothing.
That was a really good commercial and in no way made me thing of 911
So I guess he(David Boudia) is going to actually dive 2,000 feet into a 12 foot deep pool.
I guess not.
You are misinterpreting the commercial.
Come on, DallasBiff, I would lighten up a bit. I agree with SamAdams76’s post. It IS a stretch. I don’t think it is bad or silly that you made the connection, we all make connections to things in unconventional ways.
However, to say someone is in denial because they don’t see it that way is a bigger stretch, imo.
There were no other people;it was just Davin Boudia.
Watch the commercial again.
How am I misinterpreting a commercial where a diver dives from over 2000 feet into a 12 foot pool, and survives, and those who involuntarily jumped from appx. 1200 feet onto concrete and did not survive.
When is David Boudia actually going to dive from over 2000 feet into a 12 foot pool of water.
That is all I'm asking.
I don’t like it either.
How would I know?
I have a relative that was killed by a drunk driver but that doesn't mean I get all sanctimonious with people who make jokes about drinking and driving. I assume they didn't know about my relative and so they weren't trying to offend so I give them a pass.
There are a lot of reminders of 9/11 out there. Everytime I see a passenger plane flying low overhead, I get a little nervous (isn't it a little low to be flying in this area? is it off-course?). But I'm not calling for air travel to be banned.
It is usually liberals who are always looking to find something to be offended by and thus trying to make everybody around them walk on eggshells.
I'm not a "walk on eggshells" kind of guy.
So I am a liberal now for pointing out the disturbing simalarities between the Visa commercial of a diver who dives off a muslim building and survives, while those who involuntarily "dived" off a tall building(WTC) due to terrorism.
I'm surprised you didn't call me hitler.
Watch the commercial again.
8-12 divers join him after he hits the water.
He is not going to dive from over 2,000 feet into a 12 foot pool of water.
He made 25,000 practice dives in a year,which is like diving off the highest building in the world over 180 times.
Do you see what I’m getting at?
No one is falling into the pool with him or landing on concrete either.
Pay closer attention. I don’t know where you’re coming from.
Didn’t you listen to the narrator of the ad?
Isn't the voiceover by a Marxist ?
I already watched it three times.
There is no one else diving into the pool with him. It shows him going into the water multiple times because of the mulitple dives he made during practice.
It just seems like you are going out of your way to make a connection between this harmless diving commercial and the events of 9/11. Most other on this thread tend to agree that you are stretching here.
This is the kind of hypersensitivity that I see with liberals. Not that you are one, but maybe in this one case, you are acting like one. I know I'm veering off topic here but the main reason that many white people can't have a casual, friendly relationship with black people is because they are so afraid of offending them. White people have been made to feel like bigots for even the most innocent statements and have become so gun-shot over the whole business that they elect to simply walk on eggshells around them which makes a normal relationship impossible. Same with women in the workplace. I've seen careers ended over a simple incident that a woman took the wrong way (or decided to take the wrong way).
Seems that way too many people are way too busy looking for something to be offended by.
Actually, come to think of it, conservatives can do the same thing. For example, with the silliness over the Google Doodles. Every Veteran's Day, Pearl Harbor Day, Reagan's birthday, etc., it seems that some Freeper gets his panties all in a twist because Google didn't alter their doodle accordingly. I mean c'mon, that makes us look like a bunch of whining crybabies.
Harmless?? And, I think, an American diver dives over 2000 feet from a muslim building and survives into a 12 foot pool of water(which is not possible), and those who involuntarily "dived" to survive in the WTC on 9/11/2001 is not harmless.