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RISQUE` ARTWORK ON LIPTON BRISK TEA

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by gmendoza, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check this out:

    Why would they put such a racy label on their products? Makes me sort of afraid to drink this.



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    And its on my tea bottle!!

    I wouldnt want my kids to be exposed to such artwork. This might even be banned in here.

    If this is banned, admin/mods I apologise, but I think I need to make a point for all parents in BYC: Watch out for this kind of suggestive artwork.[​IMG]

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  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    You've got some unusual ideas of what is "racy".

    Don't buy the tea if you don't like the label. I won't eat at Carls Jr because I find the advertising offensive. Not that the corporation has noticed. It makes me feel better to not give them any of my money. So, if you don't like the label, withhold your money and don't support it.

    If enough people dislike the label to the point that they don't buy the tea, then Lipton will change it.

    Or, if you are really mad about it, write them a letter explaining why you won't buy the product.
     
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  3. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I sent them a letter already. My wife buys my lunch items.She probably didnt notice the artwork.Not supporting Lipton.

    On the good side I tore off the offensive material from bmy bottle.Purged my innocent tea from unnesessary evil and put the so called suggestive label where it belongs....in the trash![​IMG]

    I could have got into trouble here,seriously with that kind of stuff lurking around the office.

    VILE CORPORATIONS WITH THEIR SUGGESTIVE SHENANAGANS!!

    APOX ON THEM!!!!!
     
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  4. NashobaLosa

    NashobaLosa Out Of The Brooder

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    This is just a guess, but I bet they will change the artwork soon any way. It seems to be the type of thing maybe having different artists work featured. Haven't looked into it but it's a fairly unique style and normal product packaging tends to attempt to be generic and eye catching at the same time. Another guess, but I bet you don't watch a lot of tv or get out much. While those ladies do seem to be enjoying... something... quite a lot, the Super Bowl contains much more explicit content. Many shops in the mall do too. And magizines in the Walmart check out stand. And most art museums. To be honest I wouldn't have even noticed it was suggestive at all on my own, and I'll bet most younger kids wouldn't. Now teenagers... Probably.
    I will add something though, if this was a new packaging and not temporary, I would be awfully upset. Not because I think children, or anyone not looking for suggestive content, would see it that way... But because it would mean that they have decided to market specifically to the male primitive brain. And that's just insulting to both sexes.
    Edit: Just looked at the website and each flavor has art by a different listed artist, all in graphic (as in bright bold shapes or comic book like) / lowbrow art styles. None of the others were suggestive at all. Also now I wonder if your post is supposed to be humorous? It can be hard to tell sometimes on the Internet.
     
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  5. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep I guess I do have a male-primitive brain. and I dont get out much and I am glad I dont for this very reason. We are not part of the secular world,nor are we into religion. I dont watch the superbowl, nor much tv unless its the history channel or discovery channel and only educative programs.

    Its just an eye opener for me to stay home and not have my mind abuse to leery commercialism.
     
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    As a long time artist and graphic designer, it is NOT racy or sexual.

    It shows "relaxation, awwwwwww moment" type of design.

    No two people will think alike and view the same thing. IMO I think they can come up with a better layout for Lipton, like tea leaves, a coffee cup, fancy tea cups/set that shows tea.
     
  7. NashobaLosa

    NashobaLosa Out Of The Brooder

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    Like I Was trying to say in my edit I don't have a problem with it after seeing the other labels. None of the others even include representations of people as far as I can see. I think they chose artwork in a particular style, more than for its suggestive value. It is what I assumed at first, but companies will do things to get attention like that.
     
  8. NashobaLosa

    NashobaLosa Out Of The Brooder

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    EweSheep... I'm so very sorry ;)
    I spent a few years as a GD major before my head exploded. I love the art side, hate the... I guess the best word is psychology? Having conversations about which typeface or color set would be more appealing... Meh.

    I can see that label being seen as suggestive though to people who tend to see that sort of thing. Ya know, some people will always see phallic objects in things like buildings. Or hills that look like female curves.

    Of course I know of a girl who made a giant vagina out of plaster.

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    There are many levels and types of suggestive to explicit content.
     
  9. AuberyMirkwood

    AuberyMirkwood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because text does not have tone I want to start by saying this is not an attack and meant in the most gentle way.

    Honestly this made me laugh :) how is this offensive? I think people who get offended by this are actually feeling guilty about their own dirty minds.

    If your kid "gets" this then they are old enough for you to explain things to them. Explain what it is, why it is, and how it should be handled. By making a big deal about things you either make them feel guilty (there fore passing on your own handicap) about it or they will be more tempted because it is forbidden. It's like parents getting upset about their kids seeing something same sex related. They throw a fit because they are too embaressed themselves to talk about it, instead of taking the time to explain things. I asked what *ay meant as child and I was told it meant happy. Imagine my confusion lol

    Did you know in victorian times seeing a womans ankles was racy? Do you think primitive tribes that wear almost nothing think anything of certain body parts since they see them every day and grew up with them being as normal as seeing someone's nose?

    I guess all I'm saying is that whatever message you get from something is what your own mind makes up about it. And using the "I wouldn't want me kids to see it", when it's something "suggestive" and not outright is not, in my mind, a good excuse. Like I said, if they are old enough to get that it means something they are old enough to be told the truth.

    Now I have very old fashioned values. I don't in any way support or think that suggestive things are ok. What I am saying is you live in this world and getting yourself offended by your own imagination is silly. Don't blame them, learn to control your own thoughts. And secondly, protect your kids from harm but give them a good foundation of beliefs. Just like plants sheltering only makes them more likely to be weak when out on their own.

    Again, not an attack. Just my thoughts :)
     
  10. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If concerned about the use of heavy advertisment, commercialism, sex being commercialized, women used to sell products/as sexual objects, and realiance on corporate food/heavily processed food http://www.liptont.com/our_products/iced_tea/ice_sweet.aspx I'd understand the concern. Otherwise, I have to go with Aubery:


    Quote: All I can think of when I see this label is that the second woman appears to be lacking a skull due to the placement of hair by the artist. One altered bend would fix it... Grah! It's driving me nuts.
     

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