Hollywood actor James Woods is more than willing to take “a tsunami of crap” when it comes to taking a stand on issues, as was seen on Sunday when he took on Gillette for an ad that celebrates toxic obesity.
After stepping in it with a recent ad shaming men for their toxic masculinity, the razor company came back with a campaign promoting severely overweight women to plug razors for the opposite sex.
Go out there and slay the day 💪🏼 📸 Glitter + Lazers pic.twitter.com/cIc0R3JfpR
— Gillette Venus (@GilletteVenus) April 3, 2019
It enough to make you wonder who on earth is manning Gillette’s advertising efforts — that they are progressive liberals is all but a given.
Here’s the proof:
Venus is committed to representing beautiful women of all shapes, sizes, and skin types because ALL types of beautiful skin deserve to be shown. We love Anna because she lives out loud and loves her skin no matter how the “rules” say she should display it ?
— Gillette Venus (@GilletteVenus) April 4, 2019
All of which is a far cry from the women Gillette featured in videos ads a short four years ago.
Woods compared the ad to previous efforts to make smoking look cool, an effort that led millions to slaughter.
“I know I’ll get slammed for this, but this Gillette ad celebrates a medical condition called toxic obesity, which is extremely dangerous (though thankfully avoidable). Cherishing diverse body types is a good thing, but this is no more productive than making smoking look ‘cool,'” he tweeted.
I know I’ll get slammed for this, but this Gillette ad celebrates a medical condition called toxic obesity, which is extremely dangerous (though thankfully avoidable). Cherishing diverse body types is a good thing, but this is no more productive than making smoking look “cool.” https://t.co/w8hYJZ0zQe
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) April 7, 2019
The concern is supported by reports that obesity continues to rise in the U.S., along with related conditions such as diabetes.
You could say it’s an epidemic.
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, estimates show approximately 34 percent of adults and 15–20 percent of children and adolescents in the U.S. are obese.
Obesity can also contribute to cancer, according to the American Cancer Society:
Being overweight is clearly linked with cancers of the breast (in women past menopause), colon and rectum, endometrium, esophagus, kidney, and pancreas. There is also evidence that excess weight may contribute to cancers of the gallbladder, liver, cervix, and ovary, as well as non-Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and aggressive forms of prostate cancer. Excess body weight is thought to be responsible for about 8% of all cancers in the United States, as well as about 7% of all cancer deaths.
The outspoken conservative actor went further out on the limb when he replied to a tweet about overweight children that suggests something has changed in society in the last 40 years.
“Mothers are in the workplace more now and children are not being cared for as much as they were before the advent of feminism. I know I’ll take a tsunami of crap for that statement, but it’s true,” he tweeted.
Mothers are in the workplace more now and children are not being cared for as much as they were before the advent of feminism. I know I’ll take a tsunami of crap for that statement, but it’s true. https://t.co/Xiuy4dXVjW
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) April 8, 2019
The tweet prompted plenty of well-meaning feedback and showed that while the causes behind the problem are complicated, most agree that stay-at-home moms are a good thing.
Mother’s are in the workplace more because a lot of men won’t take care of their families. I would love nothing more than stay home to take care of kids but not when a man won’t provide for.their family. I have to work. I have to depend on family to help.
— Misty Glenn (@mommy4bratz) April 8, 2019
It's not feminism. It's cost of living vs. average salary. Families used to be able to survive on one income.
— AlphaDolt (@AlphaDolt) April 8, 2019
In the late 70’s I stayed home with my 2 children by choice! Friends wereeither going back to school or getting a job! I worked part time, after my husband got home from work. I was looked down upon because of this! My kids appreciate it now! Quantity DID make a difference!
— American (@JJD750) April 8, 2019
I don’t think it’s feminism that’s the problem. These days, it’s hard to get by on just one income. Mothers are forced to work to make ends meet. That being said, I do agree that it affects children negatively not to have a parent at home to care for them most hours.
— Kookykrumbs (@kookykrumbs) April 8, 2019
Absolutely correct sir! I’ve said for years that women going to work ruined life as we knew it. Companies recognized 2 income families and doubled prices. It just keeps getting worse.
— Big Mo (@coltsdave13) April 8, 2019
That is 100% true. But add to that the constant consumption of easy made, high carb loaded prepared food, the video game/tv addiction that has replaced physical activity, and oversized meal proportions.
— Stephanie M Griffin (@andthencameast) April 8, 2019
Sadly, the govt has been successful in pulling the family apart early on. Unfortunately, moms and dads do not place a higher value on keeping their child home with a parent to bond and learn with mom or dad. Priorities are upside down. Things don’t matter.
— Tabitha1791 (@Tab1791) April 8, 2019
You’re not gonna take crap from me! You are 100% correct. The feminazis have shamed those women who prefer to stay home and raise their own children vs. seeking a career. As a result, moral decline in our society is on the rise. Proud to say I stayed home for my kids&it shows.
— Patriot??Mama (@tru_mama) April 8, 2019
As for Gillette, the competition is certain to be loving their new “woke” advertising department.
Here’s a quick sampling of responses to Wood’s observation there:
gillette has totaly lost it…
— Kim Holmer (@kim_holmer) April 7, 2019
I guess that bearded lady at the circus gig has run its course
— Slowdances with Wolves (@SlowdancesW) April 7, 2019
They probably are thinking people with a larger surface area to shave will buy more razors than those of us with less.
— Austin Petersen (@AP4Liberty) April 7, 2019
Not slammed but approved. I weighed 410 lbs before surgery. Had I not had surgery in 04 I would be dead now. Currently at 215 and healthy. @RealJamesWoods
— David P (@dpigman66) April 7, 2019
James, first time I’ve ever commented but love following you. You are right on here. I had sleeve surgery to save my life from a food addiction and morbid obesity. There is nothing sexy or appealing about it. I’m sad we are glorifying this. :/
— Akich (@Akich32) April 7, 2019
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