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Kmart ghetto commercials - parents please chime in

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by All Pro Sports Hero, Aug 14, 2013.

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  1. The other thread about favorite commercials got me wondering about what parents of young kids think of these new Kmart TV commercials. I don't have kids, but I can still have an opinion, though maybe somewhat less qualified.

    I think these ads are downright frightening. THIS is the type of environment where parents are expected to send junior these days, and consider acceptable?? It's nothing short of promoting urban thug behavior, violence and promiscuity.

    Honest inquiry to those with a horse (child) in the race. Between this kind of propaganda, and the constant youtube beat down videos, how do you sleep at night?

    [ame=""]TV Commercial - Kmart - Back To School Shoe Sale - Da Rich Kidzz Rapping In School Hallway - YouTube[/ame]
    [ame=""]Kmart - "My Limo" by Da Rich Kidzz - Back To School Promo Commercial - YouTube[/ame]
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  2. harlenm

    harlenm Millennium Member

    Jul 20, 1999
    If it is the commercial I'm thinking it is, it's awful.

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  3. Psychman

    Psychman NRA Life Member

    Mar 23, 2009
    Long Beach California.
    Kmart knows their customer base.
  4. They're straight rap videos disguised to sell back to school clothes. In the second video at the 34 second mark, the kid out front mimics shooting a gun with each hand. Make no mistake, these ads are targeting children, not young adults, which would be bad enough in itself.
  5. BarkinDog

    BarkinDog Millennium Member

    Aug 21, 1999
    It's nothing short of promoting urban thug behavior, violence and promiscuity. I don't see anything like that in the video or anything ghetto. i think you're reading stuff into it that's based on your own issues. Rap is just part of popular culture for all kids, I don't like it but I'm old.
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  6. VC-Racing

    VC-Racing General Flunky

    Utterly disgusting. I mute the TV every time that crap comes on.

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  7. vettely


    Nov 28, 2006
    I thought I was the only one who hated those commercials.
  8. wow, someone needs to take a chill pill.

    It's just some commercials done as a music video. Which is nothing new, these are just done as rap with black kids instead of hip hop or rock with white kids.

    How is that really any different then this commercial?


    Is it promoting kids to take drugs and have sex? Isn't that what rock does?
  9. nmk


    Apr 25, 2007
  10. MaxxAction


    Feb 26, 2005
    Stupid ***** Rap music...

    makes me sick. My 17 yr old listens to that crap sometimes, and anytime I am around, I tell him to "TURN THAT **** OFF!"

    As far as the commercials, it is just further evidence of how much focus there is on the wrong things in today's society. I try to provide nice things for my kids, but I also talk to them constantly about how deceiving "things" can be, and how far away from what is real we can be carried by the desire for said things.

    The one that I think is even more disgusting is the Radio Shack commercial hocking cell phones. Two 6 or 7 year old girls dressed like a couple of 22 yr old tramps going for a night on the town, riding in a battery powered barbie jeep talking on their new cell phones from Radio Shack. Gross.
  11. C'mon man, not even close. One is obviously perpetuating behavior consistent with urban gang culture. The other is the standard "Oh dad, you're so embarrassing" schtick.
  12. jpa

    jpa CLM

    May 28, 2001
    Las Vegas NV
    I was thinking that those Kmart commercials were the ones that people were protesting, not the nonsense JC Penny ones that "promote bullying". I find these Kmart commercials much more offensive. What's next, commercials with a bunch of Mexican kids eating burritos?
  13. Goldendog Redux

    Goldendog Redux Shut your mouth

    Aug 22, 2003
    I really don't care.

    In fact I love back to school ads. It reminds me the vermin will be off the streets for another nine or ten months.
  14. 686Owner

    686Owner NRA Life Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Can you please point out what behavior you are talking about? I see kids singing and dancing.

    Is this a troll thread? You can't be serious. "Shooting a gun?" He's pointing.
  15. itstime


    Apr 9, 2006
    I hate them for sure. My opinion. I can't believe KMart made it this far.
  16. ray9898


    May 29, 2001
    "I have the right to be offended unless it is something I like....then anyone doing that must be a stinkin' liberal"!
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  17. I can't explain it any better than the videos show it.

    Semantics, but I choose to live with my head above ground.

    And I'm no troll. I'm simply paying attention to society. But I will say that's annoying when any poster is called a troll for having an opinion that's slightly south of the majority. Although, I'm not so certain that's the case in this thread.
  18. cyphertext


    Jan 6, 2004
  19. Joshhtn

    Joshhtn The eBay Guy Silver Member

    Mar 31, 2009
    Middle Tennessee
    Rather have them making a commercial than causing trouble... Geesh.

    Plus, I like the song.
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  20. Knighj1


    Jan 11, 2007
    Our local Kmart went out about a year ago, have not missed it, but wish something would take over the empty building
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