Skip to comments.Kia Ad Sparks Pedophile Accusations
Posted on 06/25/2011 10:17:54 PM PDT by TheDingoAteMyBaby
A new Kia ad is raising eyebrows-with some even saying that it promotes pedophilia.
The ad, which promotes a dual-zone climate control feature in one of Kia's cars, took home the Silver Press Lion at the prestigious Cannes Lion Awards. But it is controversial, to say the least.
The ad features a teacher lusting after his elementary school-aged student. On one side of the page, she appears as a young girl. On the other side, though, she becomes a scantily clad, buxom teen, seemingly as a product of the teacher's imagination.
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Here is the ad:
I will have to with hold judgement without photographic evidence.
Lets make Pedophilia mainstream. Still think they won’t try??
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I once took a class at University on screen writing. There were three things that the instructor stressed made scripts, either for TV, advertising, or movies, grab a person’s attention: sexual situations, tension/violence, or humor.
The next time you watch a commercial or movie remember those three. It explains a lot about what is going on today in visual media.
The MSM/elite is pushing sex & children. It’s as obvious as pie.
I’ve read some comments, even on FR, that come dangerously close.
I don’t get how those two pictures are a KIA ad.
Kia is now owned by Hyundai, who had a really controversial Hyundai ad around the time of the Super Bowl, if memory serves me. Unfortunately i cant remember exactly what the problem was with that one. Im sure someone here will remind me. Anyway, it seems they need to find another ad agency if they want to keep on the American consumer’s favorable side.
Sodom and Gomorrah.
I didn’t say it is acceptable. I said it is what they do to attract viewer’s attention.
It certainly got your attention, didn’t it?
A master at this was Alfred Hitchcock. If you’ve seen some of his movies you’ll recognize what I’m talking about. He knew the right touch. Today’s scriptwriters are morons with no sense of propriety.
I’m not being coy here, rather explaining what we see around us on a daily basis.
I no longer go to see movies, and do not have a television. The advertisements in magazines are every bit as bad as what we find in todays movies and television.
As to whether it is the MSM/elites pushing sex — well, I can understand why you would see it that way. Frankly, I just think they’re morons, eternally unable to create acceptable, creative, and successful media enjoyable by the majority of our population. Basically, they have no respect for other people or their sensibilities.
It’s over the line IMHO. But it should serve as a tool to tell young men not to go into teaching.
“Basically, they have no respect for other people or their sensibilities.”
Almost always true.
Have you seen Geico’s recent commercials, such as “Is the pen mightier than the sword?”
That’s an equally dangerous message, IMO. Young men teachers are often the only positive male role models in the lives of fatherless boys. It does no good to scare good men away from the teaching profession because of fears of pedophilia accusations.
Well, if that ain’t distasteful.
No, sorry, I canceled the cable contract two months ago. Thought I would have a lot more time available to get things done. Instead I spend all my available free time here!
“Kia Motors America (KMA) has become aware of an offensive piece of advertising material that was created by an ad agency in Brazil that KMA has no business relationship with and has never worked with. This ad was not created in the U.S. by Kia Motors America or any of its marketing partners and does not reflect the opinions or values of KMA or Kia Motors Corporation. The ad is undoubtedly inappropriate, and on behalf of Kia Motors we apologize to those who have been offended by it. We can guarantee this advertisement has never and will never be used in any form in the United States, and our global headquarters in Seoul, South Korea is addressing the issue with the independent Brazilian distributor.”
My son is a high school freshman (well sophomore in two months.} He says he has seen the short skirt flashing girls since grade 7.
No way as a male I would go into that mess.
This criticism is more over-the-top than the ads themselves.
They have been trying for thousands of years, and succeeded in many periods throughout history.
We need more millstones.
That is strange to say the least. As though it’s ok if it’s animation
That makes my skin crawl....
This ad appears targeted toward the Hot-For-Teacher FReepers on the guilty/not guilty threads.
The DQ commercial with the Rock and Roll Falcon .. Is the Best! LOL
This is just plain weird.
“A different temperature for each side.” Like that’s a new thing in automobiles? (Though it might be in a budget line like Kia.)
Even the “teen kid” half by itself would, if real, be unethical conduct on the part of the schoolteacher.
Thats an equally dangerous message, IMO. Young men teachers are often the only positive male role models in the lives of fatherless boys. It does no good to scare good men away from the teaching profession because of fears of pedophilia accusations.<<
Charly Sheen in 2 1/2 Men had a scene at his favorite watering hole, and he was trying to pick up a pretty, young woman, and she did not even think twice about her reply...”Sorry, I don’t have daddy issues.” and she walked away.
There were no role models in that show. But it was funny.
You mean this one? I can see where a typical Mooselimb male would find it suggestive.
Anyway, it seems they need to find another ad agency if they want to keep on the American consumers favorable side.
Hey, all they did was call the US car consumers sheep. Perhaps they jumped to a conclusion after observing the behavior of said consumers in the voting booth in 2008.
Ouch! That's gonna leave a mark.
No, no. They’re outraged when it’s an adult male/underage female.
The full add is a series of about 6 to 8 cells (3 or 4 pairs)- not just 2.
The student gives the teacher an apple on the left - the instructor bites into the apple in the cartoon on the right, talking about how juicy it is while the girl is drawn as a sexy woman. The lower left - the teacher says ‘let’s get started’ and the ‘adult version’ on the right has the sex-kitten version of the student asking the prof if he had any ideas etc. Saw it over at Ace of Spades but sometimes links to that site get pulled.
I think the teenage player in the ad is the current Dr Who female assistant.
>>> This ad appears targeted toward the Hot-For-Teacher FReepers on the guilty/not guilty threads.
1. How the hell does this prompt anyone to buy a vehicle?
2.Which idiot ad firm created this worthless pos?
3. Who at Kia approved it?
#2 & #3 should be fired immediately.
No wonder I only watch commercial free TV.
Seriously! Who would drive a KIA by KMA? Worst vehicle and company initials ever! Might as well be DOA by GTH or something! Yuck!
Jimminy christmas! Arrest everyone involved and give them a good whipping with a cane to teach them a lesson.
4. How crazy are the people who gave it an award at Cannes?? THIS passes for creativity? No one who looks at it is going to read that it’s a CAR ad. Insane.
I agree that it was a bad idea to create an ad that juxtaposes these kinds of images. If they are given the pedophilic interpretation that many are giving them, though, the whole point of the commercial is lost.
The point, it seems to me, is that the car can have two temperature zones: one not hot (the innocent one showing the preteen student) and one hot (the one showing the student who has assumed more womanly proportions). Note that the lustful part shows the more womanly form. That’s the opposite of pedophilia. A pedophilic fantasy would depict older students as being younger.
I see at least two things wrong with the ad, though. The innocent, non-hot images on the left seem to be directly — as if causally — connected with the hot ones on the right (though that’s not in keeping with the point of the ad). So the sequence of images does lend itself to the interpretation that the teacher is having lustful thoughts about the young student.
Also, as has been pointed out, the images on the right are themselves objectionable because teachers shouldn’t be having lustful thoughts about students, even those who have the physical appearance of mature women. (If the thoughts arise, at least they shouldn’t be acting upon them. Starting with “anatomy” implies that this might be about to happen).
The new world order approves of pedos. It may very well be a prerequsite to having a seat at the table with Obummer and Hellary.
Only sick, perverted minds would come up with that to advertise some “dual-zone” climate control system for cars. No other interpretation but that the teacher is imagining the young female student as a hot babe when older, and wishing she were older, and the student is having similar thoughts, or the teacher is hoping she’d have similar thoughts.
The sorts of thoughts people might have, but should never express.
I know what you mean. This is why schools should have uniforms or dress codes.
here’s the answer.... I think.
The problem is that the female uniforms have now been sexualized, such as in this ad. The “hot Catholic schoolgirl.” I guess it works the other way, with Elton John having (adult) male dancers dressed up in Boy Scout uniforms for one tour. I could ignore his lifestyle and enjoy the music, but not when he’s fantasizing about underaged boys.