About a month a go those potty-mouthed princesses graced the internet with their presence with FCKH8, the activist tshirt retailer. The video was pretty bold considering it featured little girls swearing like right troopers! (If you need a little reminder then head to my original post on the video.)
This time they’re tackling domestic violence with 100% of the money they get from selling the tops going to domestic violence charities. With their last video they did receive a hell of a lot of backlash, with the video even being temporarily taken off YouTube because of the swearing. However, despite that it was one of the most watched ads of October.
But how successful will this ad be with that to follow? Has the idea of little girls swearing kind of worn of now or is it still engaging and entertaining? I personally imagine it won’t be as successful in terms of views compared to the first video but it is still getting a message out there even if it does ruffle some feathers!
FCKH8 the activist t-shirt retailer, are notorious for their loud graphic T-shirts and have just released a promotional video for their anti-sexism shirts. It’s hard to ignore these little girls swearing like troopers and although naturally it has caused a great deal of controversy, it has got people talking about the brand and video. However, I do feel it goes on for just a tad too long.
For some it may be uncomfortable to watch but there is a key message in the video. What’s more uncomfortable the way society treats women or a little girl saying fuck? Sure, there was probably other ways they could promote their shirts without using little girls swearing, but would this have been as effective and received as many views?
Mike Kon, the guy that produced this video makes a fair point by saying, “Some adults may be uncomfortable with how these little girls are using a bad word for a good cause. It is shocking what they are saying, but … the big statistic that one out of five women are sexually assaulted or raped is something society seems to find less offensive than a little four-letter word, and we love how these girls draw attention to that imbalance.”
Another reason as to why I love doing One Minute Briefs so much, the random briefs that you would never in a million years think of coming up with an ad for! As you can see yesterdays brief was to advertise, swearing and above are my entries. I think there’s potential with my ‘Silent Swearing Speaks Volumes’ in terms of copy but I do really like the orange one saying, “mind your language” as I didn’t even have to use a swear word in the ad but the majority of us would have probably heard of or even had these phrase told to us!