What Happens When You Replace the Women In Ads With Men?

 

Commercials tend to show women in provocative poses no matter what product is being sold. What happens when you recreate them with men?

What do you think? Do you think that sex appeal looks different when you turn it around? Is it all the same to you? Do you think men look hot or ridiculous in the sexy poses? And is this any way to sell a food product?

Comments welcome.

Originally published on BuzzFeed, where you can see more of their fun animated gifs.

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  1. People are so brain washed they cannot even understand the basic concept of over sexualization of anything. It has gotten so terrible that they are even losing the understanding of why it is bad for small children, let alone a civilization in general.

    A healthy balance in food and exercise they grasp. Too much loud music damaging their hearing they grasp. They seem to understand everything about proper amounts until it comes their brains. For them there is no such thing as too much exposure to sex and violence.

    No wonder the entire USA has turned into a nation packed end to end with extremists carrying their banners of their chosen issues constantly at conflict with one another.

    • My thoughts, exactly… No one ever thinks for themselves anymore and even if the truth is put out in front of them they can’t comprehend it or they ignore it…

    • I understand the over exposure to violence being a concern, but people don’t grow up to be violent psychos because of a TV show or movie or video games. They see it at home, they learn it from their parents, and the original psycho wiring needs to be there. I watch plenty of violent things and always have, and I am not the least bit violent of a person or ever hurt anyone because I was raised that violence was wrong. I don’t agree with the over exposure to sex & “sexy” things because sex is biological, it is healthy, and we as a society need to stop making everything related to sex so taboo and wrong. It is not wrong, it is what we were born to do, make babies & populate the earth.

      It has also been proven that having sex as often as possible increases your health & life span. The problem lies in parents that refuse to accept this & want to believe their kids are never going to have sex until they are married & refuse to have “the talk” with them. If parents accept that their kids are going to have sex, and probably a lot earlier than they would like, and stop thinking this is something so awful, and instead teach them about safe sex, instead of abstinence, there would be less young people getting pregnant & contracting STDs.

      Not to mention depending on the personality of your child, more times than not, especially with teenagers, it is almost a guarantee that they are going to go and do absolutely everything you tell them not to do because teenagers are rebellious. If you stop telling them they are forbidden to have sex, then they won’t have such a desire to thwart you & do it anyways. We need to be teaching our children that sex is natural & healthy, but that safety & discretion are what is important.

      When your child is emotionally ready to begin having sex & chooses to do so, would you rather they feel comfortable enough to come to you for advise & guidance & support so you can teach them how to be safe, or would you rather they go in blind with no guidance because they were too scared to come talk to their own parents out of fear? Because your child being too afraid to talk to you about sex, or to ask you for condoms, is exactly how they are going to end up with STDs and/or pregnant. This doesn’t mean you need to teach them how to give the world’s best BJ or what positions are best, but it does mean you need to be teaching them how to be safe.

      • Therese says:

        If you look at history, the occurrence of STD’S and teenage pregnancies have exponentially exploded with the promotion of “safe sex” and contraceptives. Biologically speaking you could say we were “born to make babies and populate the earth” but not without using the intellects we are also born with. Babies without a stable family won’t have as good and stable an upbringing, and societies, which depend on stable and healthy family units to thrive, won’t stand a chance. Just like anything else, sex needs to be properly balanced, and it would be foolish to neglect this.

        Perhaps some parents mistakenly imbue sex with a “forbidden” notion to their children, but other parents do a very good job of teaching what love really means, and teaching that sex is something so precious, and so connected to the heart and soul and essence of a person that it needs to be treasured like a precious jewel and not thrown around like cheap cash.

        Teaching teens, and even pre-teens, to sexually explore is a harmful thing, not because sex is bad, but because sex is so great! Human beings have been given something so great, so precious, so incredible, awesome, wonderful and sacred in their sexual nature. But then to teach kids that what they have is just another bodily function to enjoy when they feel like it is a huge deception and a travesty. Sex outside of the deep commitment and safety of a loving marriage does not satisfy the whole person, and will leave an emptiness that is real, and painful. Teens need to be given the chance at true happiness, and not deceived into selling their diamond for a dollar. Sex deserves to be celebrated for the great and beautiful mystery that it is, and should be total and complete, with no holding back. That is what makes sex the great gift it was meant to be. It says, “I am yours and you are mine totally and without reservation; I freely bind myself to you.” If sex leaves part of this out, binding only the body and emotions without the heart, this causes great harm, for it divides and isolates the heart from its sexuality. This is a lonely, empty experience, one which we should not wish on ourselves or our children; rather, they deserve to have sex that satisfies not just the body but the depths of their heart and soul. The parent-child “talk” does need to happen, and should leave the child feeling proud and in awe of their sexuality, not ashamed.

        “Over-exposure” to sex and “sexy things” should really be defined as the degrading of sexual dignity. It teaches that sex is something that’s NOT special, unique, awe-inspiring, fulfilling, and integral to the innermost part of the human person. There is evidence to show the harmful effects on children who become sexually active at younger and younger ages. The “over-sexualizing” of people through media and advertising is a degrading of their sexuality.

        • One STDs: we simply don’t have the numbers. Diagnosis and reporting are necessary for statistical analysis and accurate numbers are more recent than the safe-sex culture. We can draw very little in the way of conclusions from the history of STDs: there was enough unprotected and promiscuous sex for them to survive.

          On teenage pregnancies, someone made this statistic up. Roman law set the minimum age of a bride at 12, with consent from the father (this consent was not required at the age 25 in the latter portion of this era). In the twelfth century, the Christian church had marriage age at 12 for girls and 14 for boys, with no parental consent necessary. During these periods, it was standard for a couple to begin having children immediately after getting married.

          We know that cultural expectations eventually settled at 16 for the age at which a girl would marry, as this is the source of the “Sweet Sixteen” birthday and because of the history of spinsters.

          In summary, the statistics which underlie your argument are unsupported.

      • If you look at history, STD’S and teenage pregnancies have exponentially exploded with the promotion of “safe sex” and contraceptives. Biologically speaking you could say we were “born to make babies and populate the earth” but not without using the intellects we are also born with. Babies without a stable family won’t have as good and stable an upbringing, and societies, which depend on stable and healthy family units to thrive, won’t stand a chance. Just like anything else, sex needs to be properly balanced, and it would be foolish to neglect this.

        Perhaps some parents mistakenly imbue sex with a “forbidden” notion to their children, but other parents do a very good job of teaching what love really means, and teaching that sex is something so precious, and so connected to the heart and soul and essence of a person that it needs to be treasured like a precious jewel and not thrown around like cheap cash. Teaching teens, and even pre-teens, to sexually explore is a hurtful thing, not because sex is bad, but because sex is so great! Human beings have been given something so great, so precious, so incredible, awesome, wonderful and sacred in their sexual nature. But then to teach kids that what they have is just another bodily function to enjoy when they feel like it is a huge deception and a travesty. Sex outside of the deep commitment and safety of a loving marriage does not satisfy the whole person, and will leave an emptiness that is real, and painful. Teens need to be given the chance at true happiness, and not deceived into selling their diamond for a dollar. Sex deserves to be celebrated for the great and beautiful mystery that it is, and should be total and complete, with no holding back. That is what makes sex truly the great gift it was meant to be. It says, “I am yours and you are mine totally and without reservation; I freely bind myself to you.” If sex leaves part of this out, binding only the body and emotions without the heart, this causes great harm, for it divides and isolates the heart from its sexuality. This is a lonely, empty experience, one which we should not wish on ourselves or our children; rather, they deserve to have sex that satisfies not just the body but the depths of their heart and soul. The parent-child “talk” does need to happen, and should leave the child feeling proud and in awe of their sexuality, not ashamed.

        “Over-exposure” to sex and “sexy things” should really be defined as the degrading of sexual dignity. It teaches that sex is something that’s NOT special, unique, awe-inspiring, fulfilling, and integral to the innermost part of the human person. There is evidence to show the harmful effects on children who become sexually active at younger and younger ages. People deserve better than this.

  2. OK well that was terribly done. I understand you don’t have the equipment or skills to make professional add but still. The guy on the beach should have been wearing Speedos not board shorts, the ‘geeky’ girl was just a good looking girl wearing glasses and none of the actors where taking it seriously. If you fixed those mistakes I’d see no problem with reversing the roles and that guy covers in Doritos looks just as sexy as the chick, I’d be more than happy to see either.

    • Anonymous says:

      If you look at history, STD’S and teenage pregnancies have exponentially exploded with the promotion of “safe sex” and contraceptives. Biologically speaking you could say we were “born to make babies and populate the earth” but not without using the intellects we are also born with. Babies without a stable family won’t have as good and stable an upbringing, and societies, which depend on stable and healthy family units to thrive, won’t stand a chance. Just like anything else, sex needs to be properly balanced, and it would be foolish to neglect this.

      Perhaps some parents mistakenly imbue sex with a “forbidden” notion to their children, but other parents do a very good job of teaching what love really means, and teaching that sex is something so precious, and so connected to the heart and soul and essence of a person that it needs to be treasured like a precious jewel and not thrown around like cheap cash. Teaching teens, and even pre-teens, to sexually explore is a hurtful thing, not because sex is bad, but because sex is so great! Human beings have been given something so great, so precious, so incredible, awesome, wonderful and sacred in their sexual nature. But then to teach kids that what they have is just another bodily function to enjoy when they feel like it is a huge deception and a travesty. Sex outside of the deep commitment and safety of a loving marriage does not satisfy the whole person, and will leave an emptiness that is real, and painful. Teens need to be given the chance at true happiness, and not deceived into selling their diamond for a dollar. Sex deserves to be celebrated for the great and beautiful mystery that it is, and should be total and complete, with no holding back. That is what makes sex truly the great gift it was meant to be. It says, “I am yours and you are mine totally and without reservation; I freely bind myself to you.” If sex leaves part of this out, binding only the body and emotions without the heart, this causes great harm, for it divides and isolates the heart from its sexuality. This is a lonely, empty experience, one which we should not wish on ourselves or our children; rather, they deserve to have sex that satisfies not just the body but the depths of their heart and soul. The parent-child “talk” does need to happen, and should leave the child feeling proud and in awe of their sexuality, not ashamed.

      “Over-exposure” to sex and “sexy things” should really be defined as the degrading of sexual dignity. It teaches that sex is something that’s NOT special, unique, awe-inspiring, fulfilling, and integral to the innermost part of the human person. There is evidence to show the harmful effects on children who become sexually active at younger and younger ages. People deserve better than this.

      • “Over-exposure” to sex and “sexy things” should really be defined as the degrading of sexual dignity. It teaches that sex is something that’s NOT special, unique, awe-inspiring, fulfilling, and integral to the innermost part of the human person. There is evidence to show the harmful effects on children who become sexually active at younger and younger ages. People deserve better than this.

        This is just me but…
        sex never changed anything about me. You seem to think that sex is something that changes a person- who they are. This is where the concept of ‘virginity’ comes from. Virginity, the ‘purity’ and ‘virtue’ of a woman, is a tool that was set in place a long time ago as a means to control women and keep them from having sex outside of church sanctioned marriages. Women were led to believe that having sex would make them entirely different people- it would change them forever- in other words: a man, their husband, would have the power to alter them as a human being. In the eyes of many, losing one’s virginity can make one ‘dirty’ or ‘slutty’ or any other number of negative words.
        Sex really isn’t such a bad thing. Being so negative about it, trying to keep it hidden away when it’s something natural and kids will develop urges on their own, and condemning symbols or displays of sexuality can teach kids that sexuality is wrong and so as they develop and begin getting these natural urges they feel that there is something wrong with them. Or, they are rebellious and know that it would be taboo to have sex and they don’t fully understand it because such efforts were made to hide it from them and they do end up pregnant and/or with STDs.
        Sex sells. I’m honestly still on the fence about the exploitation of natural sexual attraction for advertising purposes but it’s not going away any time soon. Maybe spinning it as sex is natural, an acceptable act that requires a great deal of responsibility and educating kids would be better than letting them learn about sex from TV, public schools, and peers or bashing displays of sex because it is this mystical thing that supposedly is ‘integral to the innermost part of the human person’…
        But that’s just my view.

      • Stop spamming.

    • Anonymous says:

      I agree. There’s nothing wrong with a sexy guy in a commercial. But a sexy guy isn’t a reverse of a sexy girl. And yes, the people in the ads weren’t cast, costumed, or directed seriously.

  3. Not ridiculous at all, it works absolutely great with the guys too (for a nbr of us at least), although I agree the guy in the last one should have been wearing speedos (guess we’ll blame it on American prudishness)

  4. From where I stand, seeing men like this is SEXY! Bring it on!

  5. Ha, what was so bad about the role reversal? Except for the acting…

    As a guy, I’d love to look like the guy in the last ad and I didn’t find any confronting in the least, but the acting in the first 2 role reversals was cheesy not sexy like the original. Seriously they should make ads like that.

  6. Nimbus says:

    Funny thing I noticed: In the Carl’s Jr commercial, the “role reversal” filmmakers couldn’t make the sandwich look nearly as good as the one in the actual commercial. It goes to show how much fakery goes into fast food commercials.

    I’m not entirely sure why I noticed that.

  7. Yes the sex appeal is still the same. Men look just as hot (or as ridiculous) as the women. And yeah, it is a way to sell food products.

    Because by the end of the day, men are just as objectified as women in advertising. It’s just that not as many people are making a fuss about it.

    • Suzana Alves says:

      The men are not as hot as the women there. They also do not to act as sexy.
      Men are NOT as sexually objectified as women in advertising (or mostly everywhere else in the media). Not at all. But I believe men can be hot and sexy and should have 50% of the part. In fact, many men are complaining they can’t be portrayed like that when they WANT to, or are payed much less for the very same job.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Hey, I thought that the Doritos ad worked very well, although I suppose if it was actually done, that the sports game would be replaced by a marathon of Say Yes to the Dress or something. The GoDaddy commercial was not done right, the girl was not unattractive, at least not to the same degree as the original man was. The Hardee’s commercial was hilarious. I think it would actually work on a comedy level, but not a sex appeal one. The original Hardee’s ad was very disburbing, but then again, most Hardee’s ads I can think if are disturbing and sexist. Someone should write up about that.

  9. Okay, in NO WAY are men as objectified as women, especially in commercials and ads….. BUT I will say I would love to see more commercials with hot men in them!

  10. Well I found the role reversal quite hot. I mean it is time that they use more men and sexually objectify them. I am sure it sells just like women’s now!

  11. PandaMama says:

    I’m female. Even I prefer the ads, even though they’ve been “sexualized,” that have the women in them. Why?

    The female body is simply a beautiful work of art. But so is a man’s…yet they did NOT use a guy as hot and toned..and as REVEALED…as she was. In fact he didn’t really look like he was trying that hard to look sexy. So it’s an apples to oranges comparison, really.

    Remember, I’m not advocating using sex in marketing…but you know what? Sex sells, so that’s the way it is.

    Try again using a hot, toned, sexy guy wearing a spandex bikini that shows off HIS stuff, a guy who knows how to “act” like a sexy tiger, and then we’ll talk.

    • Suzana Alves says:

      Exaclty, everything you said.
      Call Jason Wimberly for the commercials and we will see what a true sexy male looks and acts like.

  12. I dont see anything wrong with this video. None of the latter video seem ridiculous to me. I enjoyed the male commercial just as much as I enjoyed females. Whoever made this video is trying to create a complicated scenario where there isnt any. Trash.

  13. Notta Chance says:

    Doritos on nude people is never sexy nor does it make me want doritos. Those little bastards are sharp and sitting on one sounds fucking horrible.
    I found the ‘nerdy girl’ much more sexy than the supposed ‘hot girl’ in the godaddy ad, and am jealous the gentleman got to kiss her.
    The Hardee’s one is dumb no matter who is doing it. It doesn’t make me hungry, doesn’t make me feel sexy. I was more interested in sitting on the beach far away from these idiots treating their meal like some orgy.
    Seriously, that’s a GORGEOUS beach.

    Seeing ALL of these people doing this is dumb. But some women out there probably find the role reversal commercials just as stimulating as men out there find the originals stimulating.
    Welcome to the world: Sexy Sells.

  14. Letters says:

    Man I would ravish that guy covered in doritos… mmmm

  15. I suddenly want some Doritos…

  16. Brickbook says:

    WHY ISN’T THIS A THING
    I WANT TO SEE THIS FOR REALSIES

    side note: The cheese from those Doritos is never coming out of that bed spread :c

  17. Andrew Timm says:

    I had seen none of these adverts before and found both equally hilarious, the girls facial reactions in the dorritos ad were especially well done. But yes the godaddy advert parody failed by fulfilling the general if she took glasses off and had a makeover hollywood dream would have been on level pegging looks wise with the male. Did Buzzfeed not have any, less than stellar lookers on staff that day? Finally if i were the burger company i would have had some of the burger sauce drip onto the model’s body and had her wipe it off and lick it off her finger. Beside the points being made here, but wold have been a more powerful, if even more overtly sexualised ad.

  18. The girl should have been actually ugly. The guy should have been in speedos. We need ads like this to be made so finally people will wake up to the ridiculous objectiction of women going on around us every single day.

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