Scarlett Johansson SodaStream Super Bowl Ad Should Be Banned Not Because It Mentions Coke And Pepsi But Because It Sucks
So FOX wants to "ban" the Scarlett Johansson SodaStream ad because Coke and Pepsi are mentioned? While Coke is denying it had anything to do with the decision and SodaStream CEO Daniel Birnbaum is pissed -- though is capitulating by removing mention of Coke and Pepsi -- the Humanaut-created ad should be banned for another reason. It sucks.
Johansson delivers her lines as if she just woke up from a nap. The ad is so infomercial-ish it makes one want to barf. It hauls out the 5-year-old "wish this would go viral" crap and gives us the most unsexy delivery of the very sexy Johansson anyone has ever seen.
And for those reasons, the ad should be banned. Not because it mentions Coke and Pepsi. Which, for the record, it has every right to do.