Offensive Veet Ad Shows Exactly Why Shaming Women Won’t Make Them Buy Your Products
Hair removal company Veet has attained a trifecta of offensiveness with their new ad campaign “Don’t Risk Dudeness,” which manages to be sexist, homophobic and transphobic in 30 seconds flat.
The spot opens with a man lying in bed, reaching out to caress what he thinks will be his girlfriend’s baby-smooth leg. Alas, she has literally transformed into a big, hairy dude overnight because she went one day (one day!) without shaving. Hate it when that happens.
Said dude, who is dressed in a pink tank top and still has a girl’s voice (because men displaying any femininity is hilarious), says sheepishly, “Yeah, I know, I’m a little prickly. I shaved yesterday!” The ad then closes with the tagline, “Don’t risk dudeness! Veet Wax Strips: Feel womanly around the clock.”