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The most controversial commercial of the 2015 Super Bowl was easily the Nationwide commercial where the boy dies. It was a real buzzkill man. Just watch it.
So what exactly is the big deal here? So some imaginary kid who doesn’t exist died. This is getting people fired up? Look, I’m not the biggest fan of this commercial either, but it’s not because it’s offensive. It’s because Super Bowl commercial are supposed to be funny. I mean, we’re trying to pounds some Keystone Lights here and debate if Katy Perry is hot. Instead we all have to watch this imaginary kid die. The message I got out of this commercial is, if you don’t buy insurance from us your kid is gonna die. I don’t purchase insurance from Nationwide, I get it from my boys at JJM Insurance. Are you telling me that Turtleboy Jr. should never take a bath again? Because he’s not tall enough to figure out how a shower works. Get out of my face Nationwide.
The comments on the video were hilarious:
“Sorry but how the hell is Nationwide really going to do that? I am betting you lost business on that one – fire your advertising team.”
Dude, we’re talking bout INSURANCE!! We’re not talking about the game, we talkin bout INSURANCE!!! The mere fact that one of the most boring industries out there can become all the buzz after the Super Bowl tells me their advertising team is doing a pretty good job. After all, they got you to talk about INSURANCE!! I’m betting business is just fine.
Awful commercial! That was horrible!!!What was the purpose? You’re an insurance company!!!
What was the purpose? I believe the purpose was to sell insurance. I’m not a marketing expert, but I’m pretty sure that’s why companies advertise.
That is so sad; and absolutely true. What a cute little kid. 🙂
Yea, he’s not really dead. He’s still a cute little kid, and he’s not gonna miss the prom or have a TV land on him.
this commercial is absolutely sick! my kids are now upset
Here’s an idea. Tell your kids that it’s not real. The boy is still alive. That should shut them up.
Nationwide, you don’t care about anyone’s children. All you want is people’s money
Wait a minute. You’re telling me that a business wants your money? You mean like capitalism???!!! The humanity of it all!!
If I had Nationwide I would cancel my policy as well. Good for you Cheryl! I hope tens of thousands of their policy holders follow your lead!
Insurance is kind of important. If you already have Nationwide Insurance and have been satisfied with it, then you’re pretty much a moron if you get rid of it because you a commercial damaged your delicate sensibilities.
If you really wanna blame someone, then how bout you blame Peyton Manning? Because if he didn’t choke like he always does then we’d be watching him eat a chicken parm sandwich like we always do on the Nationwide commercials. Plus the commercial didn’t make any sense. Because apparently this kid was planning on living a really dangerous lifestyle and the odds of him making it to 13 were slim to none to begin with. Like, how come no one is up in arms that he’s riding with a complete stranger on a bus with no seat belts?
Or how about the fact that he was planning on hang gliding by himself at the age of nine?
And nothing says “safety” like riding a small sailboat by yourself in the middle of the a hurricane.
Let’s be honest, even if a TV didn’t crash on his face he just wasn’t meant to live very long. The kid was reckless and quite frankly a danger to us all. The world is better off without him.
Another reason this commercial makes no sense is that Nationwide is gonna prevent any of the things that supposedly killed this imaginary daredevil boy. Like, is Nationwide gonna come over and watch your idiot son take a bath?
That’s kind of creepy.
Or is Nationwide going to make sure that your kitchen cabinets all have safety locks?
And is Nationwide gonna mount your TV for you?
Nope. They’re just gonna pay you money when this stuff inevitably happens. In the end the more cautious you are the less money they make. So it seems to me that people are all up in arms that an insurance company is urging people to be careful, which will end up hurting their bottom line. This is why soccer Moms shouldn’t watch sports.
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