Subway’s attempts to brand itself as delicious diet food are nothing new.
But then there’s this:
WOMAN 1: “You guys are eating burgers?
WOMAN 2: “Hey, summer’s over.”
WOMAN 1: “Halloween’s coming. You’ve gotta stay in shape for all the costumes.
MAN: “What’s that?”
WOMAN 1: “You know, attractive nurse, spicy Red Riding Hood, Viking princess warrior … ”
So apparently one of Subway’s most recent ads has a couple folks upset.
Judging by the headlines, it's being interpreted as Subway telling women not to get too fat for their sexy Halloween costumes.
Jezebel called it “obviously sexist” and “stupid and lazy.”
But who — besides reporters and bloggers — is really offended?
Take a look on Twitter and it’s really just media pointing out the apparent controversy.
Which is not to say none of Subway’s target audience is disturbed by the ad.
But that’s hard to prove because the comments are disabled on the YouTube page.
Though to be fair, comments are disabled on all of Subway’s ads on YouTube. NBC reached out to the chain for a statement.
“Subway telling us that some are missing the intended humor of the ad and they never meant to offend anyone.”
And seriously, the idea that there are some women who do more undressing than dressing up for the holiday is hard to dispute.
Top sellers on Halloween costume sites bid you to play Pirate Hottie and Luscious Cheetah.
Or Hot SWAT girl and Shakedown Sheriff.
And you know what they say about supply and demand. Though we’re guessing Subway wouldn’t have drawn the media’s ire if they’d thrown a sexy male costume in the mix, too.
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