It seems everyone is a little taken aback over Nationwide’s Super Bowl commercial. The insurance company has left fans furious over their ad. It only took a matter of seconds for them to lash out at the company via social media.
Nationwide took a more emotional route for their TV spot during this years Super Bowl. Fans are not happy, but you can’t blame them. The insurance company took their ad a little too far and fans are mad! But only one thing can be said about their ad, “that escalated quickly.”
Nationwide Super Bowl Ad: Too Much?
Well this was a bit extreme. Nationwide has fans outraged with their Super Bowl commercial which featured a young boy who was enjoying his youth, but then his life was taken from him.
The ad took a dark turn when the star of the commercial dies in a bathtub!
Yes, it was that intense!
The ad showed the little boy playing with his dog, riding his bike, enjoying his imagination, but suddenly the commercial cuts to him facing the camera and saying, “I couldn’t grow up because I died from an accident.”
Then the ad cut to an overflown bathtub with the words, “The number one cause of childhood deaths is preventable accidents.”
While this may be a very big issue that needs to be addressed, was it necessary to air it during the Super Bowl?
Fans Aren’t Happy With Nationwide Ad
Fans aren’t too happy with this company’s ad.
“Nothing says super bowl party like dead kids” -nationwide marketing director
— Emily Michelle (@emilysdrunk) February 2, 2015
— David Shiffman (@WhySharksMatter) February 2, 2015
Me: pretty good game here! Nationwide: you and all your loved ones will one day be dead
— Roy Hobbson (@royhobbson) February 2, 2015
Overheard in Nationwide advertising meeting: “Yeah, these are okay, but do you have anything where we can kill a kid?”
— Eric Stangel (@EricStangel) February 2, 2015
Nationwide says “Enjoy the Halftime Show!” pic.twitter.com/VGesJZBWlN
— Dan O’Donnell (@DanODradio) February 2, 2015
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers, was the Nationwide commercial uncalled for? Let us know!
— Brittany King