We’ve all been led astray by advertising — maybe it was that choppy kitchen tool thingy you saw on an infomercial or a lip gloss that would land you George Clooney for a husband. But for one man, the maker of Bodyform maxi pads did him a great injustice for fooling him into thinking that when women got their periods, it was all extreme sports, horseback riding and dance parties. His Facebook rant has resulted into a very personal apology by Bodyform.
Hi , as a man I must ask why you have lied to us for all these years . As a child I watched your advertisements with interest as to how at this wonderful time of the month that the female gets to enjoy so many things ,I felt a little jealous. I mean bike riding , rollercoasters, dancing, parachuting, why couldn’t I get to enjoy this time of joy and ‘blue water’ and wings !! Dam my penis!! Then I got a girlfriend, was so happy and couldn’t wait for this joyous adventurous time of the month to happen …..you lied !! There was no joy , no extreme sports , no blue water spilling over wings and no rocking soundtrack oh no no no. Instead I had to fight against every male urge I had to resist screaming wooaaahhhhh bodddyyyyyyfooorrrmmm bodyformed for youuuuuuu as my lady changed from the loving , gentle, normal skin coloured lady to the little girl from the exorcist with added venom and extra 360 degree head spin. Thanks for setting me up for a fall bodyform , you crafty bugger
We’re not sure if it’s more upsetting that Bodyform managed to trump whatever schooling he received regarding the human reproductive system or that he was jealous for so long of women because he couldn’t have a period.
In any case, a faux CEO from Bodyform has responded personally to apologize to Richard for his fall from innocence regarding the menstruation-cycle.
“Hello Richard,” she begins. “We read your Facebook post with interest and also with a sense of foreboding, and I think it’s time we came clean. We lied to you, Richard. And I want to say ‘sorry.’ Sorry.”
The whole thing is pretty fantastic:
Rest assured, Richard. You aren’t missing out on anything fun.
via The Consumerist