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    Posted: 13 Sep 2012 at 5:20pm
This is just creepy and the idea is flat out dumb.






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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DKS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Sep 2012 at 8:50pm
So their marketing idea is that eating their product...gives you a disease?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Moochamoocha Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Sep 2012 at 9:15pm
That's one of the nastiest commercials I've ever seen. Who in their right mind would eat food off another person's body? Especially if the person is diseased. DeadDeadDeadDead
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EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!

That's DISGUSTING!Sick
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DOES NOT WANT!!!Nuke
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Totally disgusting, and does not give me a craving for Skittles at all. Especially due to the fact that when the girl picks the Skittle off the dude's face, it leaves a little red mark, like it really WAS a wart of a pox. GROSS!

Skittles needs to pick up on some of Twix's advertising strategies. When they show all of that caramel drizzling over those cookie bars it makes me want to abandon my diet and buy a bulk bag of those Halloween size Twix for dinner.
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How eerie & gross.!!!!!.DeadDeadDeadDead
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Was watching a marathon on MTV yesterday and this ad played about 10x an hour. HOLY HELL is it annoying! What is with Skittles and hiring the most repulsive, Napoleon Dynamite-esque ugly people for all of their ads? What is up with the (I'm guessing) intentionally bad acting involved by both of these uggos? Why are they both wearing ugly sleeveless shirts?!

With that aside, the rest of the idea is stupid too. Who the hell picks a sore off of someone's face and eats it? Contract the rainbow? Sounds like a bad metaphor for AIDS. At least the top comment on that video is "that girl is the sh*ttiest actress". The rest of the comments also seem to think this ad is stupid. Some faith in humanity restored.

Seriously Skittles, if this bad acting is intentional, and you're patting yourself on the back about how much people realize it, EXPLAIN TO ME WHAT THE POINT OF IT IS! If it's for the Napoleon Dynamite effect, you're missing the point entirely.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote eribean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Sep 2012 at 4:18am
That's so hideously repulsive I think I caught a disease watching it. It's not Skittlespox though...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Thor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Sep 2012 at 1:58pm
I didn't think it was bad.  Typical Skittles commercial.  I expect weirdness out of them.  This is the product that has a woman kissing a walrus on the mouth, after all.
 
 
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Well, for me at least, kissing a walrus on the mouth isn't even close to being as disgusting as picking a sore off someone's body and eating it... even if the sore is sugary and artifically-lemon-flavored. 

I have to concur with the above posters... this commercial is simply gross.  The bad acting seems deliberately contrived to mimic the bad acting you saw in after-school specials in the '70s and '80s.  And the girl may be a crappy actress, but the guy isn't winning any Academy Awards either.
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Big smileI liked that commercial - it made me happy.
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And yet, I have a strange craving for Skittles now.  I guess the commercial did its job then.  Sigh... 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote blue Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Oct 2012 at 4:26am
I just saw this on TV. Talk about an absolutely disgusting commercial, my skin is crawling. The sound it makes when it pops off, the red groove left behind... I want to vomit. Dead
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That's nasty.

That goes for both this commercial and the people in it.

Where do they find such ugly people? That "girl" looks like she ought to have a mustache even though she hasn't got one and that guy looks like he's right out of some documentary about homeless ginger people.

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The girl seemed mentally disabled.
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I hate Skittles commercials in general because of how bizarre they are. Most commercials are just random for no reason at all, in order to stand out, but Skittles is just plain WEIRD with their ads, like...drug-induced weird. Not sure why, but I actually cringed when she pulled the candy off the guy's face.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote d4everman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jan 2013 at 1:18pm
Originally posted by zerocool zerocool wrote:

That's nasty.

That goes for both this commercial and the people in it.

Where do they find such ugly people? That "girl" looks like she ought to have a mustache even though she hasn't got one and that guy looks like he's right out of some documentary about homeless ginger people.

Nasty not a strong enough world. It actually made me feel queasy.
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Originally posted by tvpirate05 tvpirate05 wrote:

I hate Skittles commercials in general because of how bizarre they are. Most commercials are just random for no reason at all, in order to stand out, but Skittles is just plain WEIRD with their ads, like...drug-induced weird. Not sure why, but I actually cringed when she pulled the candy off the guy's face.
   they started playing this ad all over again in my area this week.I thought it was gone geez! My view of this commercial is that the concept is gross, and it probably leaves a red mark on his face because it was stuck on with something that is left behind so that she didn't have to actually eat anything that might have been left on the candy from his skin such as oils, dirt Etc. Still though, the actors to me seem to be mentally disabled in some way, or are acting the part of low IQ stupid. I think this concept for a product is horrible because any time a company places the thought of "disease" alongside "food product" it can only hurt sales. Def. geared to look like one of those Teen Information specials about things you should watch out for, such as VD or Peer pressure. It bothered me maybe for reasons that differ from most people, but still I did NOT need this ad back on my TV again this month.
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