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AOL ad on TV (unknowingly?) advocates Internet Porn!

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Nathan*W, Sep 28, 2003.

  1. Nathan*W

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    Just saw it on ABC during the premier of 10-8. The ad opens up in B&W as a beautiful woman is exiting a swimming pool. Just as it gets to the naughty bits, a pop-up ad covers her up. As she keeps walking toward the camera, more and more ads appear over her body. V.O." Aren't pop-up ads annoying? Use the new AOL software, blah, blah..." Message: Use the AOL software to view porn unfettered by ads!
     
  2. Steve_Tk

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    Really, does anyone out there not know porn is all over the internet? Kids can watch MTV and see a lot more than that.

    I saw something the other day where 12 year olds were talking about giving oral sex to people on a regular basis. It was the norm for girls to do guys now at that age. They saw nothing wrong with it.


    When I was that age I had only seen a magazine, but knew nothing about that.
     
  3. Anthony Connor

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    What is ponographic about a woman getting out of a pool?

    Regards

    AXE
     
  4. Nathan*W

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    Would you have rather I said "AOL advocates websites displaying adult content"? I thought the "porn" moniker was more concise, and therefore easier to type.
     
  5. MarkHastings

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    But is AOL really against porn sites? I'm sure there are tons of AOL users who surf porn. The ad may not be tragetted toward parents and their children, but maybe they are trying to go after the adults who don't have a need for porn blocking.

    This ad makes perfect sense because Nathan proves that some people view AOL only as a "Kid frienly" browser. They're just trying to go after the market that sees them that way. I can't imagine that there is any problem in surfing porn with AOL.

    I don't see it as advocating porn sites as much as I see it advocating free speech (and use) on the internet.
     
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  8. Christ Reynolds

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    i'm sure a lot of people looked at the girl in the bikini and thought "i'm sure i can find pictures of girls who look like this but with less clothes on", thereby advocating porn without advocating it. maybe they were just trying to let people know that there are images of lovely ladies in bathing suits on the internet and nothing more, but your average male will not stop at taking it a step farther and think about the more revealing aspects of women on the internet, and AOL knows this. was a picture of a pretty girl the only thing they could have used for that ad? how about a lottery drawing, an important stock quote, or playoff sports scores? maybe they ARE only trying to talk about their pop-up software, but i usually dont give the advertising departments of companies like AOL the benefit of the doubt, because they usually do not deserve it. i have 200 AOL promotional cdroms in a box in my attic to back up my opinion, too.

    CJ
     
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    I'm sure a lot of people could look at a lottery drawing, an important stock quote, or playoff sports scores and think "i'm sure i can find pictures of girls with no clothes on." As Dave Barry would say, these people are called men.

    Next thing you know, some little girl will see a female doctor or lawyer on TV & think she could be one, too.

    Girls in bikinis often cause pop-ups.
     
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    funny last line, but a weak argument otherwise. everyone knows guys are thinking about girls all the time, but the point is that aol put the girl on the screen. if aol put sports scores on the screen, would this thread even exist? no it wouldnt.
     
  11. Nathan*W

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    Some interesting replies...here goes:
     
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    Adult Content? Porn? On AOL?

    Damn I Knew I shouldn't have thrown away those free 1,000,000,000 minutes I just got in the Mail.

    Porn sells, I'm surprised its not used more in this country to sell things. But That AOL commercial isn't really considered pornagraphic.
     
  14. Anthony Connor

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    Well I still don't see how a NAKED woman exiting a pool is to be considered Porn. What is wrong with being nude [​IMG] Maybe if the lady was in a few poses or positions, but just being naked isn't porn.

    IMHO of course.

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    Unless the commercial was shown during daytime hours and/or during a children's program (which I highly doubt), what's the problem? That you can view "adult" material using AOL? Of course you can! It's almost the Internet, after all.
     
  16. Chris Lockwood

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    > because it doesnt make much sense in here.

    My post made as much sense as the posts before it, which intentionally was not too much.
     
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    Ok I finally saw this ad, and I don't see the problem here. At the end of the commercial they change to a rear shot, and when the final pop-up closes, she's clearly wearing a bikini top and bottom.
     
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    I just saw this ad tonight. I also came to mention that she is wearing a bathing suit, but already has been pointed out.
     
  20. Dave_Brown

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    If naked=porn, wouldn't it then mean that the majority of the art museums need to be shut down as they would now have to be considered sex shops? Guess MOMA will be the next target for the mayor of New York.
     

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