I’m not the kind of person who sits around analyzing what commercials say about today’s society. I don’t even watch commercials usually. We have a DVR and Roku with Netflix and Amazon Prime. No. Commercials. Ever. Last night, we were watching DVR’ed Big Bang Theory and stumbled on this commercial:

Toys R Us Commercial

And I was floored.

I couldn’t understand if I was supposed to have warm fuzzy feelings from the commercial but I have the absolute opposite. Happy children? Wonderful. But the message this commercial portrays is

  1. Nature is boring
  2. Education is boring
  3. It is preferable to be in a florescent lighted boxed store
  4. (full of plastic gender stereotyped target audiences)

You don’t have to agree with #4. I’m mentioning this because the whole nonsense that little girl spouted about princesses following their dreams was meant to warm our hearts to this hedonistic free-for-all. And I’m not buying it. I’m not buying any of it.


Image Credit: TriplePundit

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.