Bodyform says sorry for 'lying' to men
A Bodyform video responding to a complaint by a disgruntled boyfriend, that he had been "lied to" by the company's ads, has gone viral on YouTube.
Richard Neill posted a 'complaint' on Bodyform's Facebook page to register his upset at the feminine hygiene company's 'lies' about a woman's time of the month.
"As a child I watched your advertisements with interest as to how at this wonderful time of the month that the female gets to enjoy so many things, I felt a little jealous," he said.
"Then I got a girlfriend, was so happy and couldn't wait for this joyous adventurous time of the month to happen... you lied!!
"There was no joy, no extreme sports, no blue water spilling over wings and no rocking soundtrack, oh no no no... my lady changed from the loving, gentle lady to the little girl from the exorcist with added venom and extra 360 degree head spin."
Bodyform posted its spoof apology on YouTube, with an actress playing the company's mock chief executive, named Caroline Williams.
She says: "We lied to you Richard and we want to say sorry. Sorry. What you've seen in our advertisements so far isn't a factual representation of events, you're right.
"The flagrant use of visualisation such as skydiving, rollerblading and mountain biking - you forgot horse riding, Richard - are actually metaphors, they're not real. There's no such thing as a happy period."
She jokingly explains that Bodyform was just trying to protect men from the real truth about women's bodies.
The piece ends with Williams breaking wind, and then asking whether Neill knew that women did that too.
what do you think?
LOL nobody does irony better than us women. Ooooooooh bodyform, bodyform for youuuuuu.
Please learn the correct usage of Irony, this is not ironic.
Dave - do I care? Noooooooooooooo
and actually Dave I think you will find irony is expressing meaning by using language etc that signifies the opposite. In this case the woman is offering a very effuse apology to the gentleman whereas she obviously does not mean a single word. Thereby irony :D
This piece is very tongue-in-cheek and fantastically ironic!
If you did irony well, you women would have realized the original comment was being ironic. Whoosh, right over your pretty little heads.
don't agree Ben it was just some old fuddy duddy who likes to whinge about possible misuse of the English language. :)
Oh dave, don't be facetious! Lighten up!.......way to go, val! You rock! :-)
Lol, funny. :-D
This is funny! With all the depressing news out there..... something light hearted at last!
disgusting ! a female in charge of a large company, it must be some sort of sick joke , like in the two ronnies "the worm that turned" ah now they were funny ahh and benny hill chasing the birds in stockings, oh what fun times. but this is just sick , who has ever heard of a lady breaking wind it's just not believable.
Having suffered bad PMT I sort of agree with him but this made me laugh! Will make them think twice about making comment s about hormones etc and other insenstivie remarks. Can't wait for the menopause so I can be a real b...tch!
LOL you and me both Bernadette. :)
Ha ha ha. Very well done - both extremely well written and gave me a good giggle.
If I had but know this I'd have skipped my wife and hooked up with a congenial silly fellow wearing an organdy tutu.