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SO WAS ANYONE ELSE WATCHING THE VMAS AND SAW THIS CAR AD
AND THEY HAD TO MAKE THE GIRL HAMSTERS SEXY
THE FUCKIN HAMSTERS NEEDED FUCKIN TITS AND CURVES
GODDAMN YOU CAN’T GET A BREAK AS A GIRL EVEN IF YOU’RE A FUCKING H A M S T E R you STILL GOTTA BE SKINNY AND HAVE BIG TITTIES
they gave the hamsters TITS they could have looked exactly like the dude ones and just had the hair and the eyelashes BUT THEY HAD TO MAKE THE HAMSTERS SEXY???
I FUCKIGN QUIT
Anthropomorphism works on a spectrum, these hamster-humans could have been designed more or less human-like depending on what purpose they were meant to serve in the ad. In this case, their bodies, almost purely human and decidedly feminine or masculine, exist to drive the parody of the situation: here we have some hamsters that look like young people dancing for a car ad. That’s the hook, that’s supposed to make the ad memorable, and apparently it works because this is just the newest piece in a long line of pretty popular ads set in the same little kia ‘hamsterverse’. The sex appeal of several of the female hamsters adds to that memorability, that parody, not necessarily because kia is pushing the ‘sex sells’ mantra typical of tv programming, but because it adds absurdity to an already over the top situation. They could have toned back the human qualities of the hamsters, but the more you do that the more it becomes childish and weird; you end up alienating the adult audience the ad is meant for. Imagine if those carls jr. commercials replaced their bikini-wearing burger girl with one of these critters, it would completely change the tone from “sexy” to funny/ridiculous. It also wouldn’t make any sense, so maybe I’m stretching that example—but nonetheless it’s an unanswered question of where we draw that line in the sand; going back to the kia commercial I don’t think the creators meant to nor did they actually do anything worth getting riled up about. It’s mostly just a silly commercial set in an abstract world.
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Unless I have done this incorrectly, it only lasts for 6 months and then they just ask you to pay it for 50% off
My boyfriend named his psyduck after me because psyduck is my favorite and he didn’t let it evolve and that’s probably the most romantic thing anyone has ever done for me
Don’t forget the Zen Headbutt secret move