Shame on Subaru!

I first showed you this commercial back before I moved over here to the TU. Sorry if you’ve been down this road with me before, but Subaru is running the spot again and it’s still driving me NUTS.

Let’s see if you can tell me what’s wrong here:

a. That’s a 2009 Forester, not a 2010 Forester
b. The aftermarket axles on the car in lane two are prohibited from many Pinewood Derby competitions
c. The boys are wearing Brownie vests

If you selected “c” you are correct. The boys are wearing Brownie vests.

Look, maybe this is not a big deal, but what exactly was Subaru and their ad agency thinking by depicting boys in Brownie vests. Is this supposed to be a joke? Some sort of gender bending statement on male and female roles in society? Sheesh! Maybe next time they can have the young lads going around the neighborhood in their Brownie vests selling boxes of cookies.

As a proud father of Cub Scouts who has built supervised the construction of many Pinewood Derby cars, I’m offended. Please join me in expressing my displeasure by submitting a nasty comment on Subaru’s website.

By the way, if you’ve never been involved with Pinewood Derby racingĀ South Park does a good job of capturing its true essence.

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