Routan Boom commercial

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  1. chefamy1122

    chefamy1122 hating infertility

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    Not sure if this commercial is getting any airplay outside of the US, but if it is, are you ladies as offended by it as I am? I just fired off an email to several people at VW asking them to please consider pulling this commercial, as it is extremely upsetting to anyone struggling with infertility. I thought it may just be me, but I found a blog where a TON of people were complaining about it, so it made me feel better!
     
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    DaisyDuke Matilda Tasya's mum :)

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    We don't get it babe, what they saying? XXX
     
  3. miel

    miel Married to an amazing guy

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    we do !!! i hate it !!!!
    you are not the only one ...
     
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    miel Married to an amazing guy

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    oh and i was very surprise brooke shield played in it too !!
     
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    I know!! For someone who had such a struggle with her post partum depression, you would think she would be a little more understanding about how sensitive a subject this can be!
     
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    i was telling my husband about it couples days ago how i was surprise they did not hear complains yet and remove the adds...but i guess not...
     
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    I just wonder what idiot in their marketing dept created it!
     
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    DaisyDuke Matilda Tasya's mum :)

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    OMG i totally get it, i have been sat here open mouthed, so glad we dont get that ad in the u.k :hugs: to u all that have to see this every day. DH told me to stop watching it, luckily he could say that and i could turn it off but not if it's in ur face with everyday, u shouldnt have to put up with this. XXX
     
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    It seems like it is on ALL THE TIME too.
     
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    DaisyDuke Matilda Tasya's mum :)

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    :hugs: that's so not fair :hugs:
     
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    I just saw this stupid commercial again!!

    Here is a copy of the email I sent to VW.

    Good afternoon-I am writing to let you know how offensive I find your new Routan Boom commercials to be. As a 28 year old woman struggling with infertility, I am shocked that anyone would find jokes about what is such a sensitive subject to so many couples to be funny. My husband and I have spent thousands of dollars on unsuccessful fertility treatments, and to watch a commercial that mentions fertility drugs in a joking fashion is like a slap in the face every time this commercial is aired.
    I am sure that my one little email will probably go unanswered, and you will probably get a big laugh out of it, but I felt the need to send it. Please consider pulling this ad.

    Thank you
     
  14. miel

    miel Married to an amazing guy

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    where did you send it exactly? i want to do one!!!
     
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    chefamy1122 hating infertility

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    I will PM you the info.
     
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    WOW I thought I was the only one that was paturbed by this ad.... And like you Miel I am shocked that Brook Shields is the spokes person for the campaign....

    Ill send an email too....
     
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    chefamy1122 hating infertility

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    okay mods -- can I post the info on here or do I just send PMs to everybody?

    I think if we try hard enough we can get a shitload of BnB girls on em!
     
  18. NeyNey

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    URgh, thank goodness we don't get those here. What inconsiderate assholes!
     
  19. Suz

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    I say go ahead and post the info here in this thread.... ;)
     
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    Sweet thanks Suz!

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