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Forget Samsung's "designed for humans" slogan, LG says its G Flex is "the most human phone ever" in this creepy commercial

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Remember how Samsung promoted its (now old) Galaxy S III as being “designed for humans”? LG is taking things to a whole new - and creepier - level with the latest commercial for its G Flex Android handset.

According to LG, the G Flex is “the most human phone ever” thanks to its curved design (including a curved display) and its self-healing back cover. 

The problem is that these features are presented in a commercial that’s probably supposed to be entertaining, but it’s just creepy. It’s somewhat like a B-side horror (or comedy?) movie. The idea of the commercial is that the LG G Flex is so human that when you hold it it becomes the person you’re talking to - or, rather, it becomes just parts of the person on the other end (as you’ll see in the video). It can even become your girlfriend. Well, in a way.

Don’t get us wrong, we’re more than thankful to modern technology for the fact that it can bring people together. But there are better ways to advertise this than how LG is doing it in this new commercial. The video was posted by LG Benelux, so it will probably be aired only in Europe. Anyway, here it is:

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posted on 06 Mar 2014, 11:13 27

1. draconic1991 (Posts: 123; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


seriously creepy

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 11:41 17

11. LiyanaBG (Posts: 288; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


worst commercial ever made.

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 12:08 2

17. sgodsell (Posts: 1039; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


I thinks its quite funny.

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 13:58

25. mayur007 (Posts: 383; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


only last few sec .. were funny..

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 11:48 7

12. haifa (Posts: 13; Member since: 05 Mar 2014)


Quite possibly the worst smartphone commercial ever made.
Is there a media award for cringe factor?

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 11:54 5

15. ihavenoname (Posts: 1316; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Agreed. Bad acting, creepy and if I'm right, G-Flex has nothing to do with fugly tumor in your hand.

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 13:03 1

22. LordDavon (Posts: 107; Member since: 19 Sep 2011)


Sprint's Palm Pre commercials are a bit hard to beat for cringe factor, but this one is pretty close!

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 14:33

28. Topcat488 (Posts: 1124; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


They had the phone "Upsidedown" normally you speak into the ear, and listen to the phones mouth.

The phones "mouth" should have been on top, and you should be speaking into the phones "ear".

But making love on the kitchen sink with your phone, is perverted. :/

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 14:43 3

30. akki20892 (Posts: 3302; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


This is not creepy.

Http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf636vLep8s

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 17:29

34. Ashoaib (Posts: 1321; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Do animals use phone? my doggy never did so although he show enthusiasm to chew it...

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 20:10

39. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6220; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Disgusting and creppy. and the ben guy in the pic looks like daniel bryan even more creepier. worst ad ever by LG

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 11:14

2. kryme (Posts: 136; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


wow!!!

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 11:20 2

3. jellmoo (Posts: 648; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Sweet Jesus made of cheese that's terrifying! Time to add commercials to button placement and UI, you know, the list of things that LG is terrible at.

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 11:21 5

4. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1210; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


creepy indeed... This makes me not want the G Flex even more

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 11:22 8

5. district11 (Posts: 98; Member since: 17 Apr 2011)


This commercial makes me not want to buy Lg xD

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 11:26 13

6. Gsizzle (Posts: 34; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


W...T...F did I just watched.

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 11:27 8

7. alltechinside (Posts: 236; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


wtf did I just watch?

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 11:30 4

8. muser793 (Posts: 40; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


ok seriously crAppiest commercial ever. this commercial is the worst ever...

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 11:36 2

9. Achilis (Posts: 32; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)


Yak...

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 11:38 3

10. alexvv (Posts: 51; Member since: 16 Oct 2013)


seriously stupid, probably the worst thing i've ever watched

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 11:49 4

13. PBXtech (Posts: 970; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Seriously makes me wonder how marketing firms get junk like this approved.

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 11:53 1

14. mrmessma (Posts: 48; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


I'll say it, can't unsee.

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 11:58 4

16. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


No Wonder They Can't Sell ... The Hell Is That ?

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 12:23

18. papss (unregistered)


The phone is already not great in my opinion but this commercial is down right terrible.

love LG for the most part.

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 12:32 1

19. jove39 (Posts: 1261; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I wonder what kind of marketing team would approve this piece of crap.

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 12:37

20. williamdroid (Posts: 125; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)


LG managed to put out a crappier commercial than Samsung's Youm commercial when they showcased the flexible screens....

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 13:01 1

21. GeekMovement (Posts: 1499; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Uh................................................​................. so about the G3....

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 13:07

23. elitewolverine (Posts: 1335; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


uhhhh what?

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 13:34 3

24. hurrycanger (Posts: 957; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


This really is creepy, lol. Yuck! Yuck! Yuck!!!
The G Flex seems to be a pretty nice phone, to be honest, but this commercial makes me think LG does not want it to sell. XD

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 14:13

26. Scott93274 (Posts: 665; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


I couldn't agree with you more.

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 14:22

27. threeline (Posts: 256; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)


Horrible! LG should be ashamed of themselves becuase this ad was very creepy, who's wants to talk to a hairy palm? Gross!

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 14:36 1

29. linaresx (Posts: 82; Member since: 13 Jun 2013)


Hairy palms? Grandpa was right!!

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 14:58

31. AfterShock (Posts: 2535; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Glad they weren't sexting!

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 16:20

32. Sondae (Posts: 185; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)


Funny but creepy. LG should come up with a better ads.

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 16:47

33. ameran (Posts: 16; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


It is the most stupid ad that I have ever seen.

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 17:51

35. alltechinside (Posts: 236; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


you must be new to the internet lol

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 18:32

36. TheNeighbor (Posts: 87; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


This commercial would rather maker me NOT any of the LG devices.

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 18:32

37. TheNeighbor (Posts: 87; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


This commercial would rather make me NOT buy any of the LG devices.

posted on 06 Mar 2014, 19:15

38. Cesar (Posts: 127; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Its Deidara :o

posted on 07 Mar 2014, 02:49

40. mmmanuuu (Posts: 207; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


such a waste of data watching this crap video !

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