I know there already is a thread about the Superbowl commericals, but I wanted to make an observation about the violence in the commericals that I witnessed. Now, please do not call me a prude, because I am not one. I do not support censorship either, just making some comments.
All those commericals with the career building company showing them beating each other up and fighting each other was a bit over the top for me. The Bud Lite slapping ad had many people laughing, but I kept cringing each time they slapped and I shrunk back when that guy got hit with a rock. Even the heart commerical had these guys beating up the guy dressed like a heart. I even felt sorry for the little mouse in the Blockbuster ad. And how many times did I have to see the CSI ads and the other CBS shows that continued to show dead bodies or people getting hit and killed, especially the one with the Internet killing. It was scary. I'm glad my kids were not watching.
Now this may sound like I am a big softie and cannot handle any violence, that is not true, I just don't know when it became common place to show people getting beat up, and when that became funny.
Am I over-reacting? I'm not saying they should be pulled from the air, I just question the decision making on giving these a go ahead and playing them when kids can see it. What is your opinion?