Loud Television Commercials
There is quite a stir going on about the new JC Penney commercial (with people screaming), that is currently running on television. It is promoting changes in JC Penney stores come February 1st. I saw their commercial the other night and immediately reached for the remote to mute it as fast as I could. Not only did it bother me, but my cats (who were all on my bed) freaked out. I mean really freaked out. The commercial blindsided me and was just so noisy. Why was it so bothersome? Screaming. Lots and lots of screaming. If you have been lucky enough not to see it yet, here it is:
Apparently I am not the only one who despises this commercial – there are plenty of complaints all over the internet. Some parents have even complained that it upsets their Autistic children, and it stresses out people with PTSD and other disorders. Pet owners (like me) are saying that it scares their pets. Many people also claim that they will no longer shop at JC Penney if this commercial isn’t removed. There are thousands of comments and complaints on the JC Penney Facebook page, with people begging for this annoying commercial to be removed. Yet, so far there have been no replies from JC Penny in regard to these complaints.
I have always loved JC Penney, and still do. I will always be a loyal customer, but they really must rethink this type of commercial (as do all companies). I am surprised this screaming commercial ever got the “okay” from a higher up at the company. Please JC Penney…I beg of you. Take that commercial down. Burn it, chuck the film into a lake, flush it, whatever you have to do – just get rid of it.
I sometimes wonder if I suffer from sensory overload, because these types of loud, annoying and maybe even scary commercials really are bothersome. Here is another example of a commercial that just about drove me up the wall over the holidays:
Do these companies honestly think that they are getting our attention by running such annoying commercials? Well they obviously have gotten our attention, but most likely not the kind they want.
Speaking of loud commercials, why do they play so loudly?? I am constantly grabbing the remote to turn the tv up when my show comes back on, and way down when a commercial comes on. Luckily I do have a DVR, and can fast forward through commercials, but if I am watching live television, or if I am listening to tv while I am cooking, the noise is really disturbing.
Just say “no” to obnoxious commercials.
What are your thoughts on the latest JC Penney commercial?