The WTF Of The Day: Really Pedo Kia Ad [Pic]

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 6 years ago in Weird

Y U so pedo KIA? This ad was awarded the Cannes Lion, but some say it promotes pedophilia. Pedo or not I-A-B?
There are 65 comments:
Female 47
Congratulations, Kia. The apple scene in this has now led to a new fetish;
The apple fetish.
"Oh, yes, apple! you`re so juicy! I want to drink all your juices!"
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Female 28
An award from Cannes? Was it presented by Roman Polanski?
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Male 510
Very pedo indeed.
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Female 127
I think it`d be okay if they weren`t talking back and forth from the clean to the dirty. That makes it a little pedo-tastic to me.
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Male 182
actually i would sum it up as awsome, or even better: vaginal
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Male 182
imo not very creepy, it does its job rather well and its not exactly creepy, yes they made a joke and aparently the joke wasnt good enough and would have required a *wink wink* smileyface so that we could all just respond "lol" be done with it.

I dont take offence in a normal teacher+innocent kid (normal being how it shold be) and a `creepy` (cna you blame him) guy and a slut. shes doing it too so let her.
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Male 4,902
Awesomely creepy
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Male 10,855
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Male 2,868
I kinda worry about the people who aren`t creeped out by this.
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Male 4
XBX214, Its adult rated in the teachers mind, he is still responding to the cartoonish version in an adult manner. Seeing as the cartoonish part is shown first, I would assume it is the reality. So its ok to think of or speak to an underage girl if you think of them as 18 or over? lol
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Female 302
I get the whole different-temperatures angle, but couldn`t they have done this with something else... like penguins and toucans or something?

I mean, Kia had to have known that people would misinterperate or be offended by this...
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Male 286
The part where he is eating the apple creeps me out.
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Male 958
People...for christ sakes notice one side is adult rated, the other is a cartoon drawn in a childish manner to show it`s innocent. The girl on the right side is obviously 18. You take this pedo poo too far...
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Male 231
McMathewL So then i can rape a kid say it wasn`t intended to be paedophillic (because obviously it wasn`t intended to be paedophillic)and so its not.
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Male 113
It wasn`t intended as paedophilic, therefore it is not paedophilic.
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Male 526
Eh... I thought of it this way and it wasn`t so pedo-y:

It`s cool/cold on the left BECAUSE the girl is in grade school.

It`s warm/hot on the right BECAUSE the girl is an 18 year old senior in high school, and the teacher doesn`t feel like a creep because, hey, 18. It`s still weird and illegal, just with less statutory rape.
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Male 994
I`m trying as hard as I can to convince myself that maybe I`m just interpreting the ad wrong.

But I don`t think it`s working.
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Male 3,631
Umm - yeah. Usually I`m not a prude about these things, but I can`t imagine the `temperature` being raised for any more salubrious interests.
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Male 3,619
well i thought it was a pretty cool add
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Male 1,582
I think it`s pretty cool and creative. I don`t see what everyone is getting their panties in a bunch for.
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Female 3,562
As horribly stupid and disturbing as this is, the worst part is this somehow is promoting a goddamn Kia.
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Male 2,440
[quote]Mindle: I have no idea what the Men in black defense is.[/quote]
When Will Smith`s character shoots the little girl target in the alien shooting range, pointing out that she`s carrying books that are way too advanced for her age so therefore she must be up to no good. That`s why little Tiffany had to die. lol
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Male 12,365
I interpreted the different panels as being different people, not different perceptions of the same person, but it works with the left panel as reality and the right panel as the girl`s wishful thinking that she`d like to be older than she actually is and seduce the teacher.

Regardless of whether the panels are two different scenarios with different people or any combination of one real and one fantasy from the point of view of either of them, it`s impossible for the ad to be promoting paedophilia.

The sexual content is only on the side with two adults. The side with the child is completely asexual. It really should be obvious that`s the *opposite* of paedophilia.

Too many people nowadays are obsessed with sex and children to such an extent that they can`t think at all, not even to see the stunningly obvious. It`s rather disturbing.
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Male 25,417
what the frig
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Female 728
Mindle: I have no idea what the Men in black defense is.
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Female 1,356
Is this how you advertise AC?
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Male 645
Funny ad, people need to wash the sand outta their vaginas.
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Male 3,894
This isn`t about pedophilia. The sexual parts of the ad have a clearly adult female.
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Male 2,033
Actually a pretty clever ad. If you are upset, you don`t get it.
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Male 1,440
The point of this is at the bottom left corner of the ADvert...

"A different temperature on each side"
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Male 1,931
Child molestation is never funny.
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Male 405
Pedo or not, Kia is a crappy car.
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Male 535
if you think this is bad then you definitely didn`t get it
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Male 77
Green Batman " I doubt that a girl as young as the one portrayed on the left would be studying anatomy" ah the Men in black defense.
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Male 317
Very funny...completely harmless
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Female 728
I think that it is likely that because 2/3 of the panels on the left are the girl talking and 2/3 on the right are the teacher talking, it is supposed to be read as the teacher`s point of view on the left and the student`s POV on the right. On the left, the teacher is listening to what the student is saying and interpreting it as innocent because that is the interpretation he is biased toward. On the right, the student is interpreting what the teacher says as sexual because that is the interpretation she is biased toward.

There is less likelihood of the POVs being switched because of the last panel, where the girl says "How about anatomy?" That is a blatant flirtation that an innocent girl would be unlikely to initiate. I doubt that a girl as young as the one portrayed on the left would be studying anatomy.
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Female 7,994
Ah- I am a bad person- I think this is hilarious....
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Male 1,737
I get what they were going for, but failed miserably. Than again, maybe they wanted the attention, remember kids, any publicity is good publicity. Or something B.S. like that.
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Female 124
..... Other than the inherent creepiness of this, I thing the pictures on the left are cute! *shot*
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Male 11,739
I think they just screwed themselves hard. The scenes on the right are through the child`s perception, while those on the right are the adult`s perception. Yeah, Pedobear would approve but he`s the only one.
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Male 2,172
heartx3jess, but the characters of the left panel and the characters on the right panel are the same. They`re just portrayed differently.

You can`t say that there`s no implied message in what they did.
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Male 2,172
I think they shot themselves in the foot big time if this has been aproved for real...
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Female 1,578
Nah, she`s older in the right panel, probably 18. The left panel is innocent.
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Male 10,440
[quote] but some say it promotes pedophilia[/quote]
Some don`t know what they`re talking about.
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Female 1,803
Read what the point of the ad is. It`s about how a KIA can have different temperatures on different sides of the car. The right side is much hotter than the left, that`s all. I think it`s funny.
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Male 1,195
This reminded me of that post about the ad of the woman`s body with a little girl`s head. I can`t find it though...
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Female 1,682
I don`t think it promotes pedophilia at all...Very interesting advert though I suppose.
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Male 527
@maxxim

That`s one way to look at it. And that way was probably the intended method. The other way to look at it would be that the man`s point of view is on the right. And that`s where we get into trouble.
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Male 1,598
A pedophile would have no interest in the right side.
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Male 773
And think about it, the driver (principal) would be on the left side, right? In North America anyway :P
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Male 773
@maxxim

I think this is probaby the most correct theory. Not too racy, but just racy enough to be good marketing..until it`s misunderstood
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Male 83
It really isn`t pedophilia. The girl has a crush as someone else said. The teacher is being professional. I don`t know how that`s pedophilia.
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Male 125
The left panel is the teacher`s perception, as he listens to the girl, the right is from the girl`s perspective. It`s a teenage girl with a crush. And the teacher just sees her as a child and has no interest in her. I find this quite the amusing advert. :->
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Male 886
Everyone but KIA just ignores the pedo predator market.
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Male 10,338
The panel with the apple tells the story.
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Male 741
Ok, this was super clever and sorta funny if not for the fact that it`s totally pedophillic and inappropriate.
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Female 329
I`m with Rick_S that maybe the inappropriate side is the girls crush on the teacher... Especially because a young girl like on the left wouldn`t be studying anatomy, that could be the teachers perception on a teenager.
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Male 39
ha! clever!

I don`t see how paedophilia can be promoted though... it`s not a product or an aspiration is it? It`s not like this advert is going to turn non-paedophiles into paedophiles!
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Male 10,338
@Rick: No it doesn`t. The right side is the teacher. He is the one talking in the first panel, and he mouth-rapes the apple in the second panel.

The teacher wants that young ginger snap.
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Male 10,338
Yep. Totally a pedo ad, but who cares.

Stop being so touchy-feely everyone. So many feelings GAH!
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Male 3,327
Highly inappropriate, but I do want to point out that the right side portrays a crush the girl has on the teacher, not the teacher on the student. The teacher`s side is the left side, that sees her as an innocent little girl.
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Male 243
Definitely Pedo
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Male 40,291
Nothing like little kiddie porn to sell a car, eh?
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Male 1,793
pedo....
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Female 8,043
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