I've been seeing these Charmin ads all over the place on TV lately - and I don't even watch TV much. So there must be a lot of advertising weight behind them. And I find it rather suspicious, to say the least, that they chose RED and BLUE bears to symbolize their two new kinds of toilet paper - "strong" and "soft."
Why not pink and blue? Or orange and pink? Or anything but the very obvious political connection? It implies that "red" means strong (strong on terrorism, defense, foreign policy perhaps?) while "blue" is weak and "soft." I don't think I'm being oversensitive here. It is an election year and blue and red have obvious meaning. And the folks who are posting it on YouTube seem to agree.
I am going to send the company a complaint about this ad. Anyone want to join me?