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NFT: Vegans are PISSED about the Hyundai Super Bowl ad.

Beezer : 2/4/2019 9:38 am
One of the commercials I found most entertaining is getting a bunch of crap, post-Super Bowl.

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Consider the firestorm that erupted after Hyundai’s 60-second commercial which asked the question, “What’s worse than shopping for a car?”

The ad featured Jason Bateman as an elevator attendant dropping passengers off in a variety of very unpleasant situations, like having dental work done.

One floor featured a vegan dinner party where the main course was something called beetloaf – a dish that would be on par with having a root canal.

A raging mob of vegans unleashed their wrath on Hyundai – accusing the carmaker of “vegan shaming.”

“Good job perpetuating the myth vegan food is bad,” wrote one outraged vegan. “People could offset your products’ carbon footprint by going vegan. But you got a cheap joke in.”

“I need a new car. I was considering a Hyundai. I am a vegan,” wrote another. “It’s hard enough to live this way without being denigrated by a car company. Shame on you.”


Incredibly ...

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Hyundai was eventually forced to issue an apology to appease the meatless mob.


As this writer points out, "trying not to offend anyone" is probably a factor in why so many of the Super Bowl ads are duds.
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I thought the ad was great  
The 12th Man : 2/4/2019 11:26 am : link
one of the better ones, They need to get a grip.
RE: So...that was offensive to vegans,  
giants#1 : 2/4/2019 11:29 am : link
In comment 14286711 rnargi said:
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but no mention of Big Boi's fur coat?

Faux and selective outrage at it's finest...


PETA's on the case
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I raised an eyebrow when I saw it,  
Mad Mike : 2/4/2019 11:40 am : link
and figured they'd get some blowback. I also figured there'd be some criticism of the jury duty scene, when the rough looking defendant turns around, and Bateman says, yeah, he did it.
As Don Imus Used to Say...  
Jim in Tampa : 2/4/2019 11:47 am : link
Everyone thinks the joke is funny until it's about them.
“vegan shaming”  
BillT : 2/4/2019 11:49 am : link
Really, you can't make this stuff up.
RE: “vegan shaming”  
Bill L : 2/4/2019 11:52 am : link
In comment 14286767 BillT said:
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Really, you can't make this stuff up.

Aren't attempts to shame normal folk part of the vegan and PETA toolkits?
They are just pissy from the lack of protein.  
Pete in MD : 2/4/2019 11:59 am : link
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RE: RE: “vegan shaming”  
BillT : 2/4/2019 11:59 am : link
In comment 14286775 Bill L said:
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Really, you can't make this stuff up.


Aren't attempts to shame normal folk part of the vegan and PETA toolkits?

Yes, and I didn't say it wasn't fair just hard to comprehend the extent to which some folks will go.
If vegans boycott hyundai  
TJ : 2/4/2019 12:11 pm : link
Does that cost the company a dozen sales a year? Or do they actually gain sales from the "vegans-are-self-righteous-nuts" backlash?
Someone owes the robots some apologies  
RobCarpenter : 2/4/2019 12:25 pm : link
Who is looking out for them?
any small group can now start "outrage" thanks to social media  
PatersonPlank : 2/4/2019 12:33 pm : link
I'm getting so sick of it. Today 3 guys in shorts, no shirts, and who haven't shaved in weeks, can come across like a movement. For all the good things in social media, there are also a lot of crappy things.
Companies should be able to show a disclaimer  
Gman11 : 2/4/2019 12:35 pm : link
"If you have no sense of humor and are outraged by our ad then we feel sorry for you. Now, fuck off. Thank you."
Don't  
FatMan in Charlotte : 2/4/2019 12:35 pm : link
you dare piss on the hirsute!!
Thread would be incomplete...  
Ryan : 2/4/2019 12:43 pm : link
...without this classic:

GMan ... plus 1.  
Spider56 : 2/4/2019 12:46 pm : link
After the ad I was considering a Hyundai ... until they apologized.
I accepted an invitation for Christmas dinner to a friends  
wgenesis123 : 2/4/2019 12:50 pm : link
house years ago. I did not know they were serving a vegan dinner. The food looked really good so I filled up my plate. I realized that was a mistake once I tasted it. I did not want to insult the cook by not eating my food so I ate it all. Maybe if I was used to the food I would have enjoyed it more. It all tasted like turnip to me and I hate turnip.
I find Vegan food to be awful FWIW  
Metnut : 2/4/2019 1:02 pm : link
I do find it really funny that there are so many people who are "outrage police" today. They get more angry at people getting outraged over something than the people who were initially outraged to begin with! It's crazy!
Stuff like this  
Big Al : 2/4/2019 1:04 pm : link
make me thankful that I am old and have not much longer to go before I croak. Now pass me the well done steak and the catsup.
RE: Thread would be incomplete...  
madgiantscow009 : 2/4/2019 1:33 pm : link
In comment 14286897 Ryan said:
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...without this classic:



that's not funny. Koalas taste awful.
I was at a super bowl  
Les in TO : 2/4/2019 1:39 pm : link
Party at a bar last night tgat was understocked food wise and out of desperation I ordered beet avocado tacos. The beet taco shells tasted like cardboard.
I just saw a bumper sticker  
Bubba : 2/4/2019 1:47 pm : link
That said "Vegan and proud". My thought was ...ok..
RE: I find Vegan food to be awful FWIW  
x meadowlander : 2/4/2019 2:00 pm : link
In comment 14286935 Metnut said:
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I do find it really funny that there are so many people who are "outrage police" today. They get more angry at people getting outraged over something than the people who were initially outraged to begin with! It's crazy!

If you find vegan food to be awful, then you're a shitty cook.

I'm not vegan, but I have cooked meals that are - still do once in a while. Great meals exist across the spectrum.
lol, I love it when fringe groups go flying off the handle  
Geomon : 2/4/2019 2:06 pm : link
"HOW DARE YOU?"
Hmmmm......  
River Mike : 2/4/2019 2:13 pm : link
Did anyone note this one?

“It’s hard enough to live this way without being denigrated by a car company. Shame on you.”

Doesn't that kinda confirm the food sucks?
Well...at the least this won't be an outrage for long...  
rnargi : 2/4/2019 2:32 pm : link
...there are bigger and better outrages to be settled!

Mary Poppins is a racist. No really.
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Brings back memories of this story  
mfsd : 2/4/2019 2:33 pm : link
“The group of animal rights activists were incensed that Antler Kitchen & Bar, a locavore restaurant in Toronto that says it highlights regional ingredients, served foie gras and farmed meat “meant to run in the wild.” So a group of them stood in front last week chanting “you’ve got blood on your hands,” and holding a banner that read MURDER in hot pink lettering.

Then came the counterprotest.

Michael Hunter, a chef and co-owner of the restaurant appeared in its window with a raw deer leg and a sharp knife, when he began to carve up the meat in full view of the protesters, some of whom later said they were disturbed for days, according to news reports.“
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Not worst than this  
giant24 : 2/4/2019 2:57 pm : link
Gladys Knight has to defend herself to CNN for singing the national anthem because of Colin Kaepernick.
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RE: Hmmmm......  
x meadowlander : 2/4/2019 3:19 pm : link
In comment 14287050 River Mike said:
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Did anyone note this one?

“It’s hard enough to live this way without being denigrated by a car company. Shame on you.”

Doesn't that kinda confirm the food sucks?
No. It's hard to be vegan because so much marketed food contains animal products.

How does vegan food suck? It's fucking vegetables. Vegetables are fucking delicious. Turkey aside, almost the entire Thanksgiving meal is vegetables. You're saying most of Thankgiving sucks.




Would it be cheeky to point out that Thanksgiving  
Bill L : 2/4/2019 3:26 pm : link
is .274% of a year? (dinner is 0.09% of a years worth of meals.)
Question:  
Rory B. Bellows : 2/4/2019 3:26 pm : link
Doesn't being a vegetarian/vegan include MURDER too?

Just because plants can't scream when they die, they aren't being MURDERED?

They were alive, before you cut them and turned them into horrific BEETLOAF ya hypocrites! hahaha
Or that even then, "Turkey aside" just begs us to ask  
Bill L : 2/4/2019 3:27 pm : link
what Mary Todd thought of the play?
RE: Not worst than this  
bw in dc : 2/4/2019 3:31 pm : link
In comment 14287123 giant24 said:
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Gladys Knight has to defend herself to CNN for singing the national anthem because of Colin Kaepernick. Gladys Knight Defends Singing National Anthem After Don Lemon Suggests It Could Hurt Her Career - ( New Window )


Knight is a legend getting a chance to perform at the SB in her hometown. To sing her country's national anthem.

To have it somewhat spoiled by identity politics continues to be tremendously disheartening.

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Bill L : 2/4/2019 3:34 pm : link
In comment 14287183 bw in dc said:
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Gladys Knight has to defend herself to CNN for singing the national anthem because of Colin Kaepernick. Gladys Knight Defends Singing National Anthem After Don Lemon Suggests It Could Hurt Her Career - ( New Window )



Knight is a legend getting a chance to perform at the SB in her hometown. To sing her country's national anthem.

To have it somewhat spoiled by identity politics continues to be tremendously disheartening.
Only going by the linked article, she seems to have handled everything well. SHe's iconic and nothing will come of it. I didn't like Lemon's oblique threat through referencing another singer's career.
RE: RE: Hmmmm......  
madgiantscow009 : 2/4/2019 3:46 pm : link
In comment 14287159 x meadowlander said:
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Did anyone note this one?

“It’s hard enough to live this way without being denigrated by a car company. Shame on you.”

Doesn't that kinda confirm the food sucks?

No. It's hard to be vegan because so much marketed food contains animal products.

How does vegan food suck? It's fucking vegetables. Vegetables are fucking delicious. Turkey aside, almost the entire Thanksgiving meal is vegetables. You're saying most of Thankgiving sucks.





step away from the soy and nobody gets hurt.
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x meadowlander : 2/4/2019 3:48 pm : link
In comment 14287183 bw in dc said:
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Gladys Knight has to defend herself to CNN for singing the national anthem because of Colin Kaepernick. Gladys Knight Defends Singing National Anthem After Don Lemon Suggests It Could Hurt Her Career - ( New Window )



Knight is a legend getting a chance to perform at the SB in her hometown. To sing her country's national anthem.

To have it somewhat spoiled by identity politics continues to be tremendously disheartening.
I agree that Knight is a legend, and I get why they used her.

But that rendition of the National Anthem matched the game. Far from beautiful, and BORING.
RE: Would it be cheeky to point out that Thanksgiving  
x meadowlander : 2/4/2019 3:51 pm : link
In comment 14287176 Bill L said:
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is .274% of a year? (dinner is 0.09% of a years worth of meals.)
Cheeky or not, tearing Thanksgiving down like that is TREASON.

Giving aid to our enemies, tearing down our great traditions.

Brussels Sprouts, Po-fucking-taters, Carrots and Cauliflower and Broccoli and YAMS, man!

USA! USA! USA!!
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jhibb : 2/4/2019 3:54 pm : link
In comment 14287159 x meadowlander said:
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Did anyone note this one?

“It’s hard enough to live this way without being denigrated by a car company. Shame on you.”

Doesn't that kinda confirm the food sucks?

No. It's hard to be vegan because so much marketed food contains animal products.

How does vegan food suck? It's fucking vegetables. Vegetables are fucking delicious. Turkey aside, almost the entire Thanksgiving meal is vegetables. You're saying most of Thankgiving sucks.





I'm not in the "vegan food sucks" boat, but my top three Thanksgiving foods are the turkey (obviously out), the stuffing (out because my favorite recipe has a decent amount of butter), and mashed potatoes (made with milk and butter and usually topped with gravy).

So yeah, even putting turkey aside, I'll pass on the vegan Thanksgiving.
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giant24 : 2/4/2019 3:59 pm : link
In comment 14287215 x meadowlander said:
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Gladys Knight has to defend herself to CNN for singing the national anthem because of Colin Kaepernick. Gladys Knight Defends Singing National Anthem After Don Lemon Suggests It Could Hurt Her Career - ( New Window )



Knight is a legend getting a chance to perform at the SB in her hometown. To sing her country's national anthem.

To have it somewhat spoiled by identity politics continues to be tremendously disheartening.


I agree that Knight is a legend, and I get why they used her.

But that rendition of the National Anthem matched the game. Far from beautiful, and BORING.


Really? Had about 25 people at my house, several of them singers/musical backgrounds and they all felt she killed it - especially at 71!
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x meadowlander : 2/4/2019 4:04 pm : link
In comment 14287242 giant24 said:
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I agree that Knight is a legend, and I get why they used her.

But that rendition of the National Anthem matched the game. Far from beautiful, and BORING.



Really? Had about 25 people at my house, several of them singers/musical backgrounds and they all felt she killed it - especially at 71!
I, sir, happen to be a musician and trained Audio Engineer, sir, the house I was in was packed with musicians and at least one killer of a singer as well, and if any of them were raving over that SNOOZER of an anthem, I missed it.

I'm glad she made your party happy. Didn't work for me.
Forget the ad  
RinR : 2/4/2019 4:19 pm : link
Beetloaf is an insult to beet lovers; all 5 of us.
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giant24 : 2/4/2019 4:29 pm : link
In comment 14287252 x meadowlander said:
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In comment 14287242 giant24 said:


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In comment 14287215 x meadowlander said:


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I agree that Knight is a legend, and I get why they used her.

But that rendition of the National Anthem matched the game. Far from beautiful, and BORING.



Really? Had about 25 people at my house, several of them singers/musical backgrounds and they all felt she killed it - especially at 71!

I, sir, happen to be a musician and trained Audio Engineer, sir, the house I was in was packed with musicians and at least one killer of a singer as well, and if any of them were raving over that SNOOZER of an anthem, I missed it.

I'm glad she made your party happy. Didn't work for me.


Not being combative and because I am not musically talented but love music and the technology I'm curious what made her performance boring? Also seeing a lot of mixed reviews on Maroon 5 - everyone at my party seemed to think that was a good performance but also seeing them getting killed online. I'm not really a fan but appreciate getting up on stage in front of hundreds of millions of viewers and performing like that. What did you think of them?
My comments were mostly just joking around...  
x meadowlander : 2/4/2019 4:39 pm : link
...just bustin balls.

As for the anthem, Glady's Knight wasn't put up there because she is on top of her game, she was put there because she is an Atlanta icon, right? She was one of the greats and it was nice to see her up there. I would have had her go with a higher key to push her voice into a more pleasant range. She wasn't overly accurate, but what is she, 71? It's OK. All good.

As for Maroon 5, I'm not a fan, wasn't really paying much attention to it. Superbowl is the TALLEST order, one that only few have really nailed. I would say, they did about as well as I expected. They didn't sound bad, they just sounded like Maroon 5.
RE: RE: Hmmmm......  
Bill in UT : 2/4/2019 5:47 pm : link
In comment 14287159 x meadowlander said:
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Turkey aside, almost the entire Thanksgiving meal is vegetables. You're saying most of Thankgiving sucks.





Include the turkey and I'll say all of Thanksgiving sucks. Does anyone eat turkey by choice on a day other than Thanksgiving?







ok, maybe I'm going a little overboard, lol
and what's wrong with beetloaf  
gidiefor : Mod : 2/4/2019 6:00 pm : link
?
RE: and what's wrong with beetloaf  
Bill in UT : 2/4/2019 6:06 pm : link
In comment 14287371 gidiefor said:
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A public service post- Bright red stool may not mean you've got colon cancer, it might just mean you had beets for dinner last night.

I now return you to your regular thread
I like vegans & I like carnivores. Just keep me away from  
Marty in Albany : 2/4/2019 6:08 pm : link
the self-righteous.
RE: and what's wrong with beetloaf  
Bill in UT : 2/4/2019 6:13 pm : link
In comment 14287371 gidiefor said:
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Exactly, you can be a real man and still beet the meat
RE: RE: and what's wrong with beetloaf  
Mad Mike : 2/4/2019 6:19 pm : link
In comment 14287374 Bill in UT said:
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A public service post- Bright red stool may not mean you've got colon cancer, it might just mean you had beets for dinner last night.

I've had that scare.
If I were in charge  
mrvax : 2/4/2019 6:26 pm : link
of Hyundai, I'd simply have ignored them and thought of something clever for part 2 commercial.
RE: People really need  
santacruzom : 2/4/2019 7:10 pm : link
In comment 14286496 Sneakers O'toole said:
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to stop apologising to twitter mobs. Stop appeasing outrage. Opt out of the game


Yeah, no shit.

I'm involved in a project where we respond to feedback about our company's documentation. Now, our documentation does suck, but there's still no need to flip out over every negative comment no matter how unactionable or incorrect it is. And yet, people do.
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