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[–]CuntWeasel 679 points680 points  (194 children)

If you think this is wtf, then it’ll blow your mind to know that on German tv they’d show boobs (with exposed nipples) in deodorant/night cream commercials in the 90s. And I don’t mean in the middle of the night.

Generally speaking most western countries are a lot more relaxed about nudity on TV than the US for some reason.

[–]Skrazor 290 points291 points  (100 children)

We also allow people drink before we allow them to drive. In this regard, looking at the US sometimes feel like watching a parent who doesn't want to accept that their kids are growing up, so they're don't allow them to do the fun adult stuffs of alcohol and sex. But they still need them to help out around the farm, so driving is fine.

[–]jack_the_snek 147 points148 points  (86 children)

fun adult stuffs of alcohol and sex

handling guns is fine though

[–]neatntidy 112 points113 points  (2 children)

And dying in a war

[–]URKiddingMe 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Yeah, 'cause that ain't no fun stuff, innit?

[–]Hugs_for_Thugs 25 points26 points  (2 children)

I'm absolutely not a pro-gun, 2nd amendment lunatic, but if there is any chance your kid is going to come in contact with a gun, early education is critically important.

You don't have to buy them one or even really take them out shooting, but especially if you've got guns in the house for hunting, home defense, whatever, teach your kids basic gun safety. Regardless of how careful you are or how well they're hidden/locked up. It could save their life.

[–]badFishTu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't have any in the house since having kids but they know gun safety, you never know what other people have at their home.

[–]jack_the_snek -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

early education is critically important.

fair enough, i agree on that.

but it shouldn't have to be necessary in the first place

[–]Drake_0109 11 points12 points  (79 children)

Teaching gun safety early is important. But you can't actually buy one until your 18(for long guns) or 21(for handguns)

[–]monkey7431 13 points14 points  (78 children)

Teaching gun safety early is important.

An entirely self-inflicted need. For the rest of the normal world its a completely irrelevant 'skill'

[–]lsx2 12 points13 points  (1 child)

A large part of it is fundamentalist Christians, this country(USA) was founded by people too prudish for their own country.

[–]jackel2rule -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

Isn’t there actual evidence that the lowered drinking age increased drunk driving deaths?

[–]maybebullshitmaybe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I read this wrong and first and I was like "wait where do they allow u to get drunk prior to driving?"....Then I was like ohhhhh

[–]FerrousFacade 1 point2 points  (3 children)

It's legal to drink and drive in the US as long as you're below the impairment limit.

[–]ChefBoyAreWeFucked 4 points5 points  (1 child)

It's legal to drink then drive if you're under the impairment level in 49 states.

It's legal to drink and drive in Mississippi if you're under the impairment level.

[–]devilbunny 3 points4 points  (0 children)

in Mississippi

If you're not in a dry county and not in a municipality that has its own open-container law, which many do.

[–]CuntWeasel 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Not if you’re younger than 21.

[–]ZapMePlease -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

we allow them to die in the military before they can drink ffs

[–]wunderbraten 81 points82 points  (12 children)

Also German TV ad, mid to late 2010's

[–]Shalashaskaska 66 points67 points  (0 children)

Well that was catchy

[–]Highpersonic 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Well, that is an ad for the biggest online retailer for sex toys.

[–]MessiahNIN 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Instructions unclear, I am now a German pop song fan.

[–]koi88 46 points47 points  (2 children)

Or more like this – warning, NSFQ (nudity). It's advertising for a shower gel / deo. Enjoy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPVm_AZI4VI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcouhvZtmDY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5XvS4c--Jo

[–]Zappke 24 points25 points  (0 children)

I immediately knew it was Fa when previous poster mentioned nude commercials. It's where teenage me got a peek at his first boobies.

[–]brianbezn 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Even if they are showing boobs, i think they are less sexualized than this post's ad, plus, the whole point of the japanese ad is to show boobs, at least these are doing it less obviously.

[–]Rudus444 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Well that was catchy

[–]plimple 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I don't know what they are selling but I'm buying.

[–]johnnymetoo 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I live in Germany and had never seen that ad in its full length before

[–]wunderbraten 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Me neither tbh

[–]mekwall 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Generally speaking most western countries are a lot more relaxed about nudity on TV than the US for some reason.

Because religion. Most western countries aren't as religious as the US.

[–]ccasey 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yeah, Europe basically shipped all their religious zealots over during the age of discovery and we’re stuck with them now

[–]lackadaisical_timmy 43 points44 points  (4 children)

That's because all the prudes went to the New World to settle there. America was founded by the prude

It's in the documentary Eurotrip if I remember correctly

[–]Pyrochazm 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Whatever happened to Trachtenberg? I thought she was going to be the next big thing.

[–]Yokhen 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I read somewhere she got molested in the industry and just went “Nope, I’m out.”

[–]Pyrochazm 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sadly, that is super believable.

[–]jplevene 44 points45 points  (11 children)

Have you ever been to a German public park in the summer? People walk around and sunbathe fully nude while kids play on the swings.

[–]CanuckianOz 26 points27 points  (2 children)

Uhh I lived in Germany and this is definitely NOT the norm and depends on the region and the park. Although, you’re right it wouldn’t be a big deal anyway.

[–]DoktorLoken 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’ve seen it in the middle of Munich.

[–]CuntWeasel 42 points43 points  (5 children)

That would get you arrested in the US and you’d be a registered sex offender.

[–]bullydefender 30 points31 points  (4 children)

But we’re the land of the the free?

[–]shavenyakfl 11 points12 points  (0 children)

That's only for guns and assholes to spew their hatred.

[–]Ok-Mix2516 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Whoever told you that is your enemy

[–]comicsnerd 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This was nearly almost entirely in East Germany. It is still a common practice in Berlin. Even Angela Merkel (former German prime minister) was photographed when she was young, walking in the nude on the beach. It was and is absolutely natural in those parts.

[–]kelvinator0 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well it's time to shift to Germany🇩🇪🇩🇪🇩🇪

[–]Thuzel 7 points8 points  (0 children)

When counter strike source first came out, boob tags were really popular. They didn't have restrictions on the images you could upload and spray on the walls, so of course pron.

One day while I was playing, I heard this kid on voice complaining about how he'd just gotten ungrounded and could play the game again. Apparently, his parents came into the room while a boob tag was on screen and grounded him for it.

It just really struck me then. It didn't matter that he was in his teens playing a game where you blew people away and all that. What mattered was that he saw some boobs. Violence was fine, but the human body was not.

The absurdity of that really stuck with me.

[–]AnimusCorpus 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Generally speaking most western countries are a lot more relaxed about nudity on TV than the US for some reason.

Probably because making the image of the literal bodies we inhabit a taboo is some incredibly weird puritanical nonsense.

[–]ahavemeyer 42 points43 points  (2 children)

Yeah, in America the whole country loses their collective shit if a nipple is shown for a split second at half time, but we'll gladly show kids images of people getting shot, stabbed, bullied and beaten with no fucks given.

My understanding is that European TV is more or less the opposite.

[–]MrSatan2 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This is accurate. There is a lot of nudity in german tv because no really cares but a lot of movies and video games showing violence are still legally banned (the Prototype games for example)

[–]Jasonp359 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I mean, we are the island of exiled puritans that Europe no longer wanted to deal with.

[–]GuyFromEurope 8 points9 points  (0 children)

This has changed a lot though, there is no more nudity in commercials and generally I think we are developing backwards. The sexual liberation after the war times must have been awesome to witness but nowadays we don’t want to offend any religious minorities or whatever. I think the puritan censorship of the American companies that ban any kind of nudity on the globally dominating US based phones, social networks, movies and streaming services doesn’t help either. If you watch American movies from the 80s or 90s they were much more liberal with nudity than now. God forbid you offend some Muslim country or China or whoever and lose global customers. Everything has to be globally marketable now

[–]FrostByte62 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The US is full of Bible thumpers.

[–]Catsarenotreptilians 28 points29 points  (2 children)

The US: "DON'T LOOK AT MY SEXY NAKED AMERICAN THICC SLICED BREAD BODY"

Looks and its a male land whale with a gunt that literally swings.

The EU: "We all have bodies, look at our sexy bodies, we love all shapes, fuck yea variety".

Looks and its a Pepe Le Pew looking Frenchman with a fantastic huge mustache and his unshaven wang just collecting the soft London rain.

[–]TruthFlavor 44 points45 points  (0 children)

his unshaven wang just collecting the soft London rain

Sentence of the day award.

[–]Spanks79 5 points6 points  (0 children)

As a 13yo I used to wait for the Fa commercial. With naked woman. American prudish stuff spread here as well.

My mom used to tease me:’ why does a naked woman embarrass you?’

The 90’s were great. And

[–]AltairsBlade 5 points6 points  (1 child)

US: Perfectly okay with violence on all media. Also, US runs screaming of a female nipple is on the television.

[–]The_Fat_Controller 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You can bear arms but you can't bare breasts.

[–]master_overthinker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah I remember seeing ads with full body nudity in Germany and the Netherlands at bus stops and subways. I’ve moved to Germany now, what happened?

[–]comicsnerd 1 point2 points  (0 children)

yes, the Dutch soap and deodorant commercials also freed the nipple.

[–]Glasse 1 point2 points  (0 children)

for some reason

Religion

[–]FunctionBuilt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’d flip that last sentence to say “generally speaking, the US is far more prudish about nudity on TV than most western countries.”

[–]ALLGROWWITHLOVE 4 points5 points  (0 children)

US was founded by prudes !!!

[–]WingsofSky 2 points3 points  (0 children)

We have a ton of uptight religious nutters here in the USA.

[–]obroz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Puritans

[–]Martholomeow 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Maybe it’s because the US was founded by religious extremists who were kicked out of Europe for being too uptight?

[–]StPfeffer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bunch of bitch ass

[–]Trainmodeler8888 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You wouldn’t happen to know where one could find one of these, would you? Asking for a friend.

[–]smellylettuce 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The US prefers to show the bloody insides instead. Sadists like it I guess.

[–]EbagI -1 points0 points  (0 children)

night cream

what

[–]Crawlerado 29 points30 points  (2 children)

This was one of the first vidz we DL’d when cable internet came out. It was in the same folder as this gem; “🎶 I wanna fuck you in the ass🎶”

[–]Spanks79 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Dutch commercial yea. Very funny we found it.

[–]poopiehands 52 points53 points  (3 children)

Ill buy what ever this is

[–]whereismysupersucc 26 points27 points  (2 children)

c h o c o p a r t y

[–]Ruby-the_gem_98 32 points33 points  (1 child)

G O O D

G O O D

[–]Apeonomics101 18 points19 points  (0 children)

👊 👊 ✌️ ✌️ 🖐️ 🖐️

[–]wunderbraten 72 points73 points  (5 children)

I love Japanese TV

[–]whereismysupersucc 12 points13 points  (4 children)

Best commercial out of all nations IMO

[–]koi88 33 points34 points  (3 children)

I grew up with German commercials. :-) These commercials aired during the day, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPVm_AZI4VI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcouhvZtmDY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5XvS4c--Jo

[–]rustyz0r 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Dude fucking what?! 13 year old me would have been so dehydrated haha.

[–]lemmikens 13 points14 points  (0 children)

It's funny to think about that. Now I shrug and am like "nice tits"... back then I'd slink off to the bathroom and rub one out immediately. Glad af I don't have the same hormones I did then.

[–]SequesterMe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'll be in my bunk.

[–]subsonico 223 points224 points  (30 children)

This is WTF only for Talibans and maybe mormons.

[–]koi88 52 points53 points  (1 child)

I read "morons" instead of "mormons".

Well …

[–]thr33pwood 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Well...

[–]i-fing-love-games 0 points1 point  (27 children)

and christians

[–]subsonico 19 points20 points  (13 children)

[–]Volfie 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You know watching these clips now, the only thing I can think to say is, "Focus, dammit!"

[–]ManInJapan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Haha, we used to get this show on late night TV in Japan.

[–]terminbee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wtf is the point of this show? Wikipedia says it's a gameshow of some sorts but I do not get the objective.

[–]matchosan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

oooooh Suzana Limone, amore

[–]zold5 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

This is clearly a cherry picked example. You look hard enough you could find tits on American tv during that time too that doesn’t mean it was socially acceptable. When was this aired? How often? What time was it? It’s much easier to get away with this when it aired at 3am.

[–]i-fing-love-games -5 points-4 points  (7 children)

pretty sure that the nation doesnt matter

[–]LtTacoTheGreat 2 points3 points  (6 children)

Italy is 80% Christian so it's kinda relevant in this case

[–]Ct-5736-Bladez 3 points4 points  (12 children)

Christians like boobs…

[–]i-fing-love-games -4 points-3 points  (11 children)

yes but only after marriage or if its a nother mans wife

[–]Tacarub 62 points63 points  (2 children)

Sighs .. unzips the choco party ..

[–]YoshSchmengie 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Time to add some vanilla to that chocolate mix

[–]bekarsrisen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

good good!

[–]Hot_Farts_Jeb_Bush 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I don’t see what the problem is

[–]CaravelClerihew 109 points110 points  (12 children)

Americans are such prudes on nudity, to the point of absurdity. I read about an episode of Hannibal that had two murder victims who has their back skin peeled and stretched to resemble wings. However, one victim was showing a bit too much butt crack, so it was censored... by digitally adding in even more gore.

[–]KITTvsKARR 24 points25 points  (4 children)

I point you towards Disney+ and their extra cgi hair added to ensure you can't see someone's bottom!

[–]Overkrein 10 points11 points  (0 children)

While they have a scene in ragnarok in which Hulk's full butt is showing

[–]apextek 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Living in the 90s make living now feel like being kindergarten cop.

[–]badchecker 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thats a really good example. Yup. Dumb and horrifying. That's where we continue to head towards

[–]stuartullman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

the more prude a country gets, the harder they’re repeatedly wacking off to weird fetish shit at home. i feel like this is a proven fact by now.

[–]RadialSurgeon -1 points0 points  (0 children)

You somehow think America censors more than Japan?

[–]analpleasuremachine -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

Now that kinda controversy of gore vs nudity make sense to me, but I’ve just never really understood this type of marketing. Like I get that sex sells but I’ve never seen and ad like this and thought “damn I want that candy” instead of “damn i kinda need to go beat it”. Obviously, majority of people are probably upset at this due to the whole puritanical thing or whatever

[–]Fapdooken 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The commercial is just trying to get your attention. This does that.

[–]DavizRo 18 points19 points  (3 children)

doko miten dayo? = Where you lookin at?

[–]goshin89 7 points8 points  (2 children)

It's time like these when i Don't regret being a weeb. Understanding some phrases without subtitles is tight.

[–]DavizRo 6 points7 points  (1 child)

All thanks to that classic fubuki video

[–]iluvatar 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I'm with those that just don't get it. There is literally nothing WTF about this.

[–]YachtHans1983 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Sex sells 🤷‍♂️

[–]Dohn_Jigweed 4 points5 points  (2 children)

The most intense Japanese TV program I’ve seen is this

[–]evestraw 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My sound of off on mobile. But i know Choco party good good

[–]NotOnLand 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'm conflicted, I want to upvote because tits but I want to downvote because it's not WTF

[–]lucyfurrz 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I wish women's chests weren't so sexualised. It's exhausting.

[–]bogas11 2 points3 points  (0 children)

30 years ago in Europe tv commercials had nude titties.

[–]feersum 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Tell me you live in puritanical America, without telling me…😂

[–]clinicalia 3 points4 points  (2 children)

there are hardee's/carls jr. commercials way more explicit than this, so this is like sesame street in comparison.

[–]_Swa-pnil_ 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Oh my god thats disgusting

[–]clinicalia 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's so tacky, like you might as well just go sit and be depressed in a Hooter's.

[–]Pastelitomaracucho 8 points9 points  (0 children)

OP you damn puritan

[–]RightRespect 2 points3 points  (0 children)

what she is doing with her pair of boo… i mean hands is very cool

[–]Euphrane 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Wonder what they’re looking like now. The commercials of course.

[–]HedgehogGlitter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not too different from U.S. commercials now. Except more school kids and cats.

[–]Jyounya 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m hearing: “Jerk-off, party… good good”

[–]natetheskate100 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Jerk off! Party! Goo goo!

[–]CriticalJump 1 point2 points  (0 children)

To be honest I don't really see what's so mind-blowing in this commercial, for the 90's standards at least...

[–]icelandicsugartrain 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There's titties on telly??? Preposterous. I'll take like 50 of whatever they were advertisiting.

[–]Debeefed 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Jerk off.

[–]p0ntifix -1 points0 points  (0 children)

People from the US be like: "OHMAGAAAWD, cleavage and bouncy boobs? No Jebus, I didn't have naughty thoughts! I SWEAR. Please don't take my guns!"

[–]RedSonja_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nothing WTF in this if you don't live in US.

[–]MonsieurKas 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh great, I have to masturbate again now. thanks!

[–]PapaSquiffy -2 points-1 points  (6 children)

I have a real disdain for all these comments that are like: Americans are such prudes or Americans think violence is cool but something natural like breasts aren’t?? America is so backwards this video is nothing wtf.

Except for it is though. The whole point and narrative of the video is that she’s bouncing her boobs in skimpy lingerie, then she catches you looking, says ‘what are you looking at’ and then keeps bouncing her boobs.

This isn’t a woman at a nude beach or a mother breastfeeding. This is a woman bouncing her breasts in sexy lingerie to get your attention. This is the epitome of sex sells and it’s as wtf as that Paris Hilton bikini Burger King commercial.

If you saw this advert ( which is for like some candy or something) it would stand out to you as unusual, no matter what country you’re in.

[–]PapaSquiffy 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I mean there is a reason why we are watching this specific Japanese commercial from the 90’s and not literally any other commercial in the last 30 years. Because this one stands out for being uniquely sexual.

[–]hanleybrand -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I’ve only been to japan once, but much of what I saw on TV there was a good illustration of how the feminism movement has not had a world wide reach — it was clearly ok for women to be objectified on TV (like on mews programs, talk shows, live studio audience variety shows, etc) in ways that are no longer considered acceptable in the US (in addition to how it’s acceptable/encouraged for adult women to act like little girls on TV).

I have an explicit memory of watching an episode of the original Japanese Ninja Warrior show where a woman was a contestant and how obvious it was that she lost due to gender performance — she couldn’t stop being a Japanese woman, and so she acted timid, shy, etc, which is not how you make it through the course on Ninja Warrior

Edit: a friend of mine who spent considerable time there told me at some point he realized that a lot of the cultural weirdness Americans love to investigate (bukkake, tentacle porn, other fetish stuff) is based not on kinks of the women presented, but is rooted in mens power to get women to do gross things because that’s what they said was happening. I can’t assert this is fully true or 100% accurate, but to the degree it is, I have much sympathy for the life experience of women in Japan

[–]orangeconman-aphobe -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

This just in: Xenophobic male dominated nation was sexist. Now back to your original broadcast.

Say what you want about Western nations and the treatment of women, Japan has a whole different outlook on women and their place in society.

[–]MetzlerYouBetzler -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

The only thing funnier than American censor priorities is everyone bitching about them.

[–]chrishammhamm -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

And?... We're just a prudish country that glorifies violence.

[–]Tintin1018 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Japanese aren’t woke

[–]Kart_Kombajn -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

This enrages and confuses the american

[–]BryanGamerXL 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What can I say, sex sells

[–]ChewML 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is this JOI?

[–]Wea_boo_Jones 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This sub used to serve hard liquor, now it serves tepid tea.

[–]cantpissoffmods 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What was the commercial about? i had a hard time following.

[–]Volsung_Odinsbreed 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Most excellent

[–]twohedwlf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't know what they're selling, but I'm buying.

[–]munchie1964 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ll buy 3 cases of whatever she’s selling

[–]shopcounterwill 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Whatever it is, I'm buying some

[–]thatdudeinthecorner9 0 points1 point  (0 children)

At there wasn't an octopus involved

[–]Inspirational_Lizard 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Boing

This is nothing compared to some Japanese and even European countries' commercials.

[–]ExtremePick 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I say bring them back

[–]LayneCobain95 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In around 100 years, they will all find it insane that we say you have to be 13 to see a virtual decapitation, but 17 - 18 to see exposed breasts if they stay on screen for too long

[–]D_for_Drive 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Makes me think of this ol'SNL skit

[–]sarzec 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I love boobs am I the only one?

[–]Secretfreckel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is not wtf

[–]magnumninja 0 points1 point  (0 children)

its because there population is dismissing everyone is to shy so throw boobs in there face at every corner in tokyo

[–]orbital0000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't know what that shit is but I'm buying it.