I’m sure that many of you have seen this commercial before. And if you haven’t, I’m warning you… it is graphic. It went viral for a little while last year, some calling it hilarious and others appalling. Either way, it will leave you saying “well, that escalated quickly.” Check it out:
Although it is still up for debate whether that commercial is effective or disturbing, it is interesting to compare this to the PSA’s we send youth in the United States. It is safe to say that they are slightly more tame than the ad you viewed above. Take this LeBron James stay in school PSA for example.
Which do you think is more effective on teens? Statistics paired with celebrities, or a fun road trip paired with sudden explosives? Let us know what you think!\
-Spencer Brenes, James Cronberger, Jill Jardine