There’s a bizarre double standard in the United States. It’s perfectly suitable to show a horrific traffic accident on the evening news, but we can’t show T&A in advertising because that’s ‘obscene’. We can show a gunshot / hunting knife / chainsaw murder on television, but God help anyone who pushes the boundaries with too much sex in advertising: you’ll have people picketing outside your office the very next day. You can choose from a dozen or so televangelists who’ll save your soul for the low, low price of $59.95 per week, but you can’t listen to an unedited rock song on the radio.
And then there’s the PETA crowd. I love animals, and have had dogs for a lot of years. At the same time, I can recognize the difference between animal cruelty and satire; sure, I’d jump right in if my neighbor was abusing his dog / cat / trunk monkey, but I can laugh at these commercials without feeling guilty.
Enjoy these, or not. Your choice.