Personal Liberty Digest™ will be upgraded this weekend to reflect a dynamic new look and mobile-friendly viewing to enhance your experience! Plus, we'll be providing even more of the compelling content you've come to expect, delivered in a whole new way!

  Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

Kmart’s ‘Ship Their Pants’ Ad Provokes Comments On Facebook

MCLEAN, Va., (UPI) — Kmart’s advertisement for its shipping service, in which customers say they will “ship their pants,” is getting mixed reviews for humor and vulgarity.

Social media users denounced the online ads as “gross” and “vulgar,” since the phrase “ship their pants” is one letter away from an unrefined reference to an action unrelated to making a purchase. Others, however, credit the retail store with an edgy sense of humor, USA Today reported Monday.

The official YouTube video of the ad has been seen more than 7 million times and Kmart got what it sought, a higher visibility of its shipping service, the newspaper said.

“Great commercial. Gets your attention and makes you smile. Good job,” said Norbert R. Gabby in a Facebook post.

Another review was less generous.

“If you have to stoop to shooting a commercial that isn’t appropriate for my children to hear, then I think it’s about time to shut your doors. The ad just seems desperate,” commented Melissa Clark Edgington on Facebook.

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Kmart’s ‘Ship Their Pants’ Ad Provokes Comments On Facebook”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.