Toshiba posts sleazy tablet ads, pulls them shortly after

Toshiba posts sleazy tablet ads, pulls them shortly after
Toshiba is a company with over 200,000 employees across the globe, but this here series of ads for its tablet look amateurish at best and sexist at worst. What looks like a Toshiba Excite tablet ends up beneath a generous display of a woman’s cleavage, occupying the larger part of the frame, so it’s not exactly clear what’s the message the company is trying to convey.

The series of ads are available in both English and French for Canada, and were posted on YouTube, and then quickly made private.

In another one of the funny commercials an actress’s buttocks are getting the limelight as she is longingly gazing at a... copier. So much for subtext! While the commercials can no longer be seen on Toshiba’s channel, a user managed to repost one of them, so you can get an idea of what’s it all about. Are you with us on the weirdness of such advertizing? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

source: Toshiba

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22 Comments

1. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Forget the tablet, ill take her. ok i dont see why this is so bad, i have seen far worse commericials.

2. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

I would buy the toshiba tab if she comes with the tablet

19. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

the question is: "does she come with a tablet?"

13. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

They should've kept the commercial. Would've been great for a Super Bowl too.

3. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

Looks like something targeting Japanese business men. Won't work on me. (Female.) Did no one review these before they turned them loose? And "I have seen far worse commericials" is not praise. And it is "commercials".

4. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Easy grammar nazi

11. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

Then learn how to spell. It isn't hard

16. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

He knows the spelling, it's a typo duh. Call ibap and set a date.

20. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

LOL seriously then they can spend all night correcting peoples typos. How romantic ;)

5. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Grammar Nazi spotted.

9. troutsy

Posts: 383; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Spell check Nazi!

15. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Oooops, yup you're right :)

10. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

lol@Ibap

6. lzsbleach

Posts: 155; Member since: May 20, 2012

Lol what were they thinking

7. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

She can find my center anytime.

8. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

They are implying that there's boobies in their tablets. Just a little reminder that you can watch porn on the tablet. Also don't forget that sex sells.

12. DonkeySauce

Posts: 194; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

Not as sleazy as the Hardee's commercials with Paris Hilton or Kate Upton. Both awesome, btw.

14. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

That one with Kate Upton sure as hell made me want a burger lol

17. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Sex Sells - nuff said !!

18. myclevername

Posts: 94; Member since: Jun 07, 2010

There was a tablet in the ad?

21. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

"Are you with us on the weirdness of such advertizing?" Hell No! For starters, what's "weird" about it? I hope you're not one of those weirdos who's uncomfortable with the human body... Maybe I don't wanna see 50 super-dry ads involving a hand and a disembodied voice! This has everything, eye-candy, information, humor, and eye-candy! Whats not to like?

22. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

if i were the tablet, i'd be stressful too with people swinging me around, touching, poking, typing and whatnot.... i need a release, and lucy gives me that with me between her breast...

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