Is it just me or is someone cutting onions?
Actually, I think it’s just Gillette’s new advertisement, and we all can’t stop crying. In case you haven’t seen this ad already, it shows how a loving and caring father helps his trans son shave for the first time. And believe me when I say that it is the purest thing I have seen in all day!
This ad has been the center of attention on social media ever since it came out! I mean surely it’s not the first time Gillette has come up with a non-typical kind of ad, but this one speaks on a completely different level. If Gillette really had to promote their products, they could’ve done it in a million other ways. The real focus here is on inclusiveness and spreading of love.
While the majority of people find this heartwarming and pure, others have theories of their own as they strongly believe in ‘other’ motives behind ‘such advertisement.’ So, I guess first you have to check out the ad yourself.
Here’s the ad everyone has been talking about.
Wow Gillette released an advert with a black trans man being taught how to shave by his father. This is so beautiful. My heart. pic.twitter.com/RMG00ldbZt
— Tanya Compas (@TanyaCompas) May 26, 2019
And here’s what people think.
Gillette: hey men, it’s okay to be decent and nice
men: HOW DARE YOU WE ARE MEN THIS IS SNOWFLAKE BULLSHIT TAKE THIS AD DOWN OR WE’RE BOYCOTTING
— Lesley! (@vanetti) May 26, 2019
Coming up with this ad was indeed very thoughtful.
As a black trans man who works in advertising, this is… Everything.
This is the kind of work I dream of creating some day.***https://t.co/VTXa6Aw0N0
— sad and boujee (@itsjacksonbbz) May 25, 2019
Oh my god! Best response so far!
Gillette: Beating people up is bad, we should be nice to each other
The right: This is political! Get your politics out of my razors!!1!
Gillette: TRANS RIGHTS
— Simon Brand (@TartanLlama) May 27, 2019
That’s an interesting point actually.
Gillette’s found a way to make easily agitated reactionary dudebrahs make their ads go viral and it’s amusing the hell out of me
— ExtremelyCalmHat (@Popehat) May 27, 2019
While everyone is either appreciate or loving Gillette for their initiative, some people don’t agree.
I literally hate @Gillette, instead of advertising how great their razors are they keep putting out these bullshit political ad as if we need to be taught not to hate gays / trans. Their customers must be some racist hate-filled mother fuckers. Not me, peace out. pic.twitter.com/DBqeDYdXoj
— Patty Mayo (@PattyMayoTV) May 27, 2019
Honestly, this is the kind of positivity we need.
After an unsettling day, to see some of our biggest brands and companies standing beside transgender people is really empowering. @Gillette could sell razors a hundred different ways but this is moving and feels really meaningful. 👏♥️👏🧔🧔🏽🧔🏿https://t.co/90CAk5zxqj
— Mermaids 🧜🏻♀️ (@Mermaids_Gender) May 26, 2019
But, oh well!
New Gillette ad shows father teaching his TRANSGENDER son how to shave…
Raise you hand if you think GILLETTE has gone off the DEEP END… 🙋🏻♂️https://t.co/1b8x5ZGNtb
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) May 26, 2019
Do you think Gillette deserves appreciation for empowering transgenders or do you believe they are politicizing it? Share your views with us in the comments below.