Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Hardees Portrays Female Teachers As Enticing Sex Symbols?












Hardees has apparently figured out something teenage boys have known for some time, there are some attractive, sometimes sexy teachers in the class room. But has Hardees gone to far in their TV ad that features a beautiful young teacher dancing in front of her class? Keep in mind, the students during the dance rap about the woman's "flat buns."

Is this fair, humorous marketing of Hardee's new "flat buns" -- on their burgers? Some teacher's in Tennessee think not. Dr. Earl Wiman, president of the Tennessee Education Association, claims the ad is "demeaning."

Is this art imitating reality? Compare the actress in the commercial to attractive real life teachers above who have been accused of inappropriate behavior. Teachers allegedly involved in inappropriate relationships have apparently become part of our children's reality. So, is this clever marketing or a bad attempt to offer some levity on a serious concern in our schools? Or is this really something more?

Update 9-24-07 Hardees has pulled their commercial due to consumer disgust!

14 comments:

John said...

This is a serious topic. Teacher who are guilty of inappropriate relationships deserve to spend time behind bars. Any commercial that might trivialize this crime is wrong in my book.

John

Anonymous said...

Iron Mike said...

Wow, I did not not see the commercial but I figured it was just a good natured attempt to present a product with a little bit of zing. I like Hardees!

Iron Mike

blond bombshell said...

The ad is in poor taste.The fact that you do not see that, Mike, is an indication that your judgment is impaired this morning. :)

Shell

Anonymous said...

I'm with Shell on this one. Poor taste is a nice way to put it!

L.S.

Dollar Bill said...

Flat buns are sexy. The ad is sexy.

Quit complaining Shell

ralph said...

There are much hotter teachers than the ones you have posted.


Ralph

colleency said...

Inappropriate and demeaning. Teachers are hardworking professionals - not street hos struttin' their stuff in front of students.

Anonymous said...

colleency, if you saw it, you would admit it is entertaining.


H.H. from Nashville

colleency said...

I watched it before posting.

Entertaining? Nope. Not even a little bit.

blond bombshell said...

Must be a male thing.

Shell

Anonymous said...

I agree with Shell. I am a 5th grade teacher, and I think that the position requires role models that students can look up to - not look at!!!!
Judy

Anonymous said...

If you are the 5th grade teacher who was featured on legal pub you too are hot. What clothing do you wear in the class room? What do you do to make sure your students are not distracted by your looks?

Jimmie P.

Anonymous said...

About time Hardees pulled this commercial. By the way Debra Lafave is smoking!

Anonymous said...

Flat buns was a good idea... they just should not have used a smoking hot model playing the part of a teacher who was teasing teen age boys...