The following comes form a February 8 Christian Examiner article by Michael Foust:
The abortion rights group NARAL Pro-Choice America took to social media during the Super Bowl to blast a Doritos ad that showed an ultrasound – and then got plenty of pushback from viewers who were incredulous that anyone would have had a problem with the commercial.
The humorous ad shows a pregnant woman receiving an ultrasound as her husband stands by her side, watching.
“And there’s your beautiful baby,” the technician tells the mom, who is upset at her husband for munching on Doritos.
Viewers then see the ultrasound monitor, which shows the baby reaching for a Dorito. Whenever the father moves the Dorito, the baby moves toward it. In the end, the baby does get the Dorito – by lunging out of the woman (viewers don’t see that part).
After the commercial aired, NARAL, formerly the National Abortion Rights Action League, tweeted:
“#NotBuyingIt – that @Doritos ad using #antichoice tactic of humanizing fetuses & sexist tropes of dads as clueless & moms as uptight. #SB50.”
The Tweet had few defenders.
One person (@monan_chuck) wrote, “Humanizing fetuses? Yeah. Because if you don’t want them, they’re rhinoceroses, right? God help us…I mean that literally.”
“You can’t be serious? You mean people go to prenatal visits and get excited about baby on the way?!” (@isla_78).
“It was a chips commercial. Take a deep breath” (@misterlubbock).
NARAL never responded to the criticism but never deleted the Tweet, either. It was part of a NARAL Twitter campaign to critique “sexist” ads.
Haha NARAL didnt like it. Too bad! Well guess what im buying doritos on Fridays with my tuna salad sandwich. Guess what it’s still a baby growing in the womb. So Doritos or not, a baby is a baby! In the womb or born, its a humAn life! A precious gift from God! Lets protect the unborn from losers who want to kill babies!
NARAL your just jeolous. Your already born and able to speak for yourself. You are alive to use twitter and the media but a baby is too innocent and helpless to stand up against you big bullys. Let someone good do it for them! Go pick on someone your own size! Stop blasting freedom of speech!
“The wicked fleeth when no man pursueth.”
The sun rises in the east, and sets in the west. The earth spins around the sun. Rain is wet. A baby in the womb is a human. These are all truths, but the crazy, liberal wackos deny that a fetus is a human. This is demonic as well as illogical. When people used to spout off nonsense which is contrary to reality, they were put in an insane asylum. But today these nut jobs are teaching, and running the Democrat party. This is diabolical disorientation. Lord have mercy.
Father, you hit it right on the nose. How any Catholic can vote in good conscience for candidates of that party absolutely baffles me. We profess to be “a nation of laws, not men”. The people we vote for will shape our laws. Their moral world-view influences how they’ll do it. Haven’t we already seen too much moral destruction at their hands? Do Catholics ever stop to think that voting is a MORAL as well as a political action? A good Catholic cannot shed his/her conscience when they enter the voting booth!
Well — Satan never tires, never sleeps, and he has many, many children, like the fools that run and support NARAL (and Planned Parenthood). He succeeds by lying about little things, with the big things later taking care of themselves. Who, in deed, would be upset by a Doritos commercial, except those that know that little lies morph into larger ones. And there are few bigger lies than abortion.
If there was an election, it would certainly be the case that most people would recognize the pre-born baby in the commercial as “a life.” And, if they do, because it is “pre-born,” this could lead many to question the legal basis for abortion — that it is not a life, subject to legal protections, until viable. Foolish politicians say…
(Part Deux) “. . . that it is settled law, but it is not (just as Dred Scott did not settle the slavery issue once and for all).
Did any bishop or priest speak out against NARAL and its comments? Likely not, as they are mostly all on the same “pro-woman” team now, where all sexual things: contraception, fornication, adultery, abortion, are safe within the “personal conscience” of each person. And, Satan does not want to queer this nice arrangement, so NARAL speaks out against the commercial.
in 2011 doritos pulled an ad intended for the superbowl that mocked the eucharist( google ‘doritos mock God’ or ‘ doritos mock eucharist’ and you find brent bozell’s 2011 piece and a few others). enough complaint settled in agaist it that it did not make to the bowl for the game, thank God.
I am a person who does not like to see very personal issues discussed in commercials, whether on television or at a ball game. Nevertheless, if such commercials have to be made, this one was the right one. I have always loved Doritos, and now I love them more. I try to buy just a small bag, so I do not eat a lot of them, but I shall buy a larger one for family and/or friends to celebrate the company’s telling the truth about the humanness of the unborn children.
Doritos is a big contributor to the LGBT movement in this country. Remember the rainbow colored Dorito chips they were marketing about 6 months ago or so? I avoid buying Dorito chips now although I love the flavor. My money isn’t going to be used to fund their their sponsoring of LGBT events.
Jeanie, thank you for telling me, and I try to avoid such companies, but just about every company contributes to some pro abortion or anti family organization.. Most fast food places such as Taco Bell, MacDonald’s, Burger King and Carl Junior’s contribute to something bad – often pornography such as using Hugh Hefner in advertisements.The only ones that seem to be pro life or neutral are Chick Fil A, In and Out Burgers and, possibly, Jack in the Box. Many banks, restaurants and clothing stores are on the pro abortion list.
Good to know. Thank you Jeanie for the information
Yes, I, too, thought of the “rainbow Doritos,” which made me so mad! I avoid so many modern things, and simply make my own, or buy from a trustworthy source or company! Not worth it! The modern world is full of liberal filth, from one end to the other! This commercial is sort of smart-aleck, too, and not serious, regarding pregnancy. However, it may do some great good! I hope so!
Of course, don’t you realize the effect “humanizing” human babies would have on the price of baby parts?
I remember the commercial as a child near term, not a fetus. That is where the problem lies with the abortionists, they don’t believe an unborn child is human. We must somehow change hearts and minds from the “powers and principalities.” Deacon Vince