Girls’ Generation Yuri’s CF Criticized for Sending the Wrong Message
The TV commercial for cosmetic brand, Mamonde, that features Girlsâ Generationâs Yuri as the main model has been criticized recently for sending the wrong message to its young viewers. The commercial released on April 22 is titled âYuriâs Fashion Solution,â and it teaches you the easiest way to earn a designer bag for free (the commercial is supposed to be funny).
It first gives a list of suggestions including, âSleep less and work two jobs to save money,â âStop seeing friends and save money,â âIf it doesnât work, cut your friendship and save money,â and âKeep tracking your check book and save money.â
However, Yuri ends up complaining, giving up all options, and hopelessly says, âItâs too complicated. Itâs going to take too long.â But right when she thinks there are no other options, she comes up with a final solution that says, âJust get a boyfriend.â
The commercial ends with its slogan, âThe only solution,â and suggests the only way to solve your skin troubles is to use its product, âMamonde Total Solution.â
However, netizens expressed their displeasure over the commercials overall message, which indicates the âgold diggerâ mentality is a good thing. Also, they are questioning why the cosmetic brand decided to use Yuri in such a “negative” role.
Netizens commented, âThe commercial just sounds wrong,â âThis is deliberately trying to make Yuri look bad,â and âI hope Yuri doesnât think that way.â
Meanwhile, due to the growing criticism, Mamonde deleted the commercial from their official site. Check out the clip below!
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