The Cure Auto Insurance Super Bowl commercials is one of those ads that will likely become instantly despised — even by people who never heard of the company before.
The premise is simple, and stupid. A woman (who doesn’t even get to have a name) brings an idiot named Tommy into her boss’s office to explain that Tommy brought her into his office and “whipped out his opinion” — except that Opinion is said in such a way that you can tell it’s supposed to be a place-holder for something you should never show your coworkers.
In case you didn’t get the terrible joke, Tommy then says “she was into it” and brags that he has “a pretty big opinion.”
Their boss, Ms. Davis, tells Tommy that nobody in the office “wants” his opinion. Tommy then repeats the joke again, recalling a happy hour incident where Ms. Davis “begged” him for his opinion.
It’s a truly tasteless joke and it seems made just to gin up anger (which, mission accomplished).
Twitter user Brian McGuinness nailed it, critiquing Cure Auto Insurance for trying to make jokes out of the #MeToo era.
“What if we made workplace sexual harassment funny!?”Yikes, Cure Auto Insurance. Read the room.February 8, 2021
@vard_the_viking was rightfully annoyed for sitting through that ad while his parents were in the room.
i’m chillin w my parents watching the super bowl and the cure auto insurance commercial comes up. how did that get approved bruhFebruary 8, 2021
One of the best comments about the ad came from @jamesbdwyer, who brought up comedian Louis CK, whose sexual misconduct with coworkers became public and was extremely close to the content of the ad.
More proof of how bad the ad is came from Twitter use @katologic, who was angered despite enjoying her favorite cheese.
did everyone else see that Cure auto insurance commercial or it was laser-targeted to me only to make me feel… angry? and I’m eating my favorite cheese #plannerbowlFebruary 8, 2021