Nike Receives Backlash Over Tiger Woods Ad
Nike has managed to piss off a large group of people with their new Tiger Woods ad that reads, “Winning takes care of everything.” The ad was meant to congratulate Tiger on being ranked the number one golfer again; however, some people feel that the ad is sending the wrong message. Critics say that the ad is meant to sweep Tiger’s cheating scandal right under the rug. Critics also say that the ad makes it seem like it’s okay to cheat, as long as you dominate the world in golfing.
The comments on Nike’s Facebook page have been extremely negative. People are commenting that it’s the worst ad they have ever seen, and some even say that people should be fired over the ad! The horrible feedback has forced Nike to make a comment on the controversial ad. This is what they had to say…
“Tiger has always said he competes to win. When asked about his goals, such as getting back to No. 1, he has said consistently winning is the way to get there. The statement references that sentiment. (The ad) is a salute to his athletic performance over the past year.”
You want to know what I think? No? Well, I am going to tell you anyway. I think Nike knew the ad would get attention because of Tiger’s past. They probably figured it was a good way to get their name in the headlines. Yeah, it might have pissed a few people off, but bad publicity and is better than no publicity, right? It’s certainly working for Lindsay Lohan and Justin Bieber.
If there is one thing to take away from all this, it’s that Chris Brown should really learn how to play golf.[more…]