The Super Bowl has come and gone. The Philadelphia Eagles are world champions and the actual game didn’t get as political as a lot of people expected. There were no political outbursts at any point and no players kneeled for the national anthem.
Definitely a good thing.
However, there were a couple commercials that caused some controversy and rubbed people the wrong way.
T-Mobile’s commercial was one of the most cringe-worthy.
Have you ever seen more virtue signaling packed into one commercial in your entire life?
The commercial basically tells America that T-Mobile executives are good people and if you don’t agree with them on everything you’re a bad person who hates women and minorities.
Here’s what the CEO of the company had to say about the spot.
Legere also wrote a blog about the spot, confirming the company’s ideology revealed in the ad.
Legere wrote T-Mobile is “best place to work for diverse employees, for parents, for military, for LGBTQ. We have one of the most active Diversity & Inclusion networks in corporate America, groups that help us continue to create an ever-stronger work environment where everyone – absolutely everyone – is supported and can bring their whole, authentic self to work.”
“This year, more than ever, I want the world to know exactly who we are and what we believe in,” Legere wrote.
Who does T-Mobile think they are talking to in this commercial? They are acting like everyone in the country is a Klan member or something. We are all equal. Got it. That’s not something you need to remind us.
You know that this commercial isn’t serious because they mention the gender pay gap. Anyone who thinks that’s an issue simply isn’t paying attention.
From Washington Post:
Few experts dispute that there is a wage gap, but differences in the life choices of men and women — such as women tending to leave the workforce when they have children — make it difficult to make simple comparisons.
But the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the gap is 19 cents when looking at weekly wages. The gap is even smaller when you look at hourly wages — it is 14 cents — but then not every wage earner is paid on an hourly basis, so that statistic excludes salaried workers.
Since women in general work fewer hours than men in a year, the statistics used by the White House may be less reliable for examining the key focus of the proposed Paycheck Fairness Act — wage discrimination. For instance, annual wage figures do not take into account the fact that teachers — many of whom are women — have a primary job that fills nine months out of the year. The weekly wage is more of an apples-to-apples comparison, but it does not include as many income categories.
The left likes to pretend that the pay gap is because corporations hate women. It’s not. There are many factors that contribute to the gap and the gap is not as wide as liberals like to imply. Just think about it logically. If women were paid 20% less for the same job wouldn’t employers all around the country be filling their companies with women? All female workforce? They’d save a ton of money.
It’s ridiculous and all this ad is doing is making liberals feel good about themselves.
Liberals are the ones with hearts. Conservatives are evil racist maniacs. Blah blah blah.
What makes this even crazier is that the NFL said they weren’t going to accept “political” ads. Is this not political?
[Note: This post was written by Andrew Mark Miller]