In a very concerned-sounding PSA, Pizza Hut is warning its customers against the use of the selfie stick. A kind-voiced, albeit somber woman, the kind that stars in after school specials and commercials about animal abuse, is the real MVP of this video. Selfie sticks, she warns, are dangerous, because they take the focus off of the individual and widen the landscape, potentially capturing other things, or worse, other people.
The great PSA is actually an advertisement for Pizza Hut's new Big Dipper Flavor Pizza, explaining its large size as only one of the many factors that has led to the proliferation of the dangerous selfie stick. That said, though, it brings up a lot of good points. The woman in the video, like all of us I'm sure, bemoans the loss of a simpler time, when selfies were taken in the bathroom mirror. Those duck-faced selfies are now a thing of the past. Sunrise, sunset.
I particularly love this video, because I have been personally victimized by the selfie stick. You think I'm being dramatic? Well, my friends, you don't understand embarrassment until you see your fully grown adult parents traipsing around your college campus with a selfie stick. Selfie sticks are dangerous. They have the potential to make otherwise well-adjusted and professional adults look completely silly.
Some of the highlights of the video include:
The Star Of The Video:
Like, you have no choice but to trust someone who is definitely wearing pants that she refers to as slacks.
Who looks like literally everyone I went to middle school with that now inexplicably discovered the #gym and likes sharing pictures of themselves #gettingswoll.
Selfie Sticking Swimmers:
What if this happened? I want this to happen.
These Girls Who Ruined A Lemonade Stand:
Don't you just hate when your selfie stick accidentally destroys a lemonade stand? It's fascinating, because its like adolescent narcissism destroying childhood capitalism and I can't decide if it's a good or a bad thing. Pizza Hut really makes you think, don't it?
The Guy Who Shows You That Size Does Matter:
When it comes to pizza, that is. What did you think I meant?
The Selfie Stick That Broke This Window:
That's just something I feel like I might do.
And This Guy, Who Breaks Everything With His Selfie Stick:
Looks like someone has a case of the mondays.
Watch the whole video here:
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