Ebay has released a commercial to market their mobile device app — which in and of itself seems harmless, right?
Except for the fact that it’s insulting and offensive to dads — portraying us as the stereotypical overweight dolt that’s more interested in ordering rims for our car instead of watching our kids perform in a school play.
Ironically, this commercial aired only days after I published my post, Are You an iDad, which discusses how a lot of parents are choosing to be plugged into their mobile devices instead of watching their kids during after-school activities.
If you have 31 seconds, check out the commercial and see what you think …
Is portraying dad as selfish and disengaged supposed to make me want to buy stuff off Ebay?
Dads are not second-class parents. We are capable of providing our kids with everything our wonderful wives do — including love, attention and compassion. It is our children that we put first, not our cars — or even ourselves.
And remember, you are not alone …
2 Replies to “Ebay Dishonors and Insults Dads”
Well put! Dumb demeaning ad.
@ Tony: Thank you for your comment. To me, this issue is just as bad as women being seen as a stereotypical person who’s only capable of cooking and cleaning for a man. It’s simply not true!