Gay Progressive Insurance Commercial?

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  1. Croix68

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    So what do you all think about this commercial: YouTube - Progressive Insurance - My watch

    My roommate thinks the dudes aren't gay. I think they are and that Progressive was "winking" at their gay customers.
     
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    Sorry gaydar not going off.
     
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    I've seen that commercial. I didnt' think they were gay. However, close and certainly Progressive is aware of it.
     
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    Ok, so no one notices the rainbow t-shirt?
     
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    They seemed like close friends ala Big Bang Theory on tv.
     
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    Looks more like stripes.
     
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    I'm with you stripes. At 0:21 you can see his shirt it's definately stripes.
     
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    Peter Lewis - the former CEO and now COB is gay:

    Who is Peter Lewis? (Billionaire, Founder Progressive Insurance, Major ACLU Contributor)

    Progressive Auto Insurance - Leadership

    and the company has a commitment to diversity, inclusion and equal rights:

    Progressive Diversity Statement - Progressive Insurance Official Site


    but the company also has a less than stellar reputation in customer satisfaction:

    Consumer complaints about Progressive Insurance


    I'll stick with my lesbian agent at Farmer's. Thank you.

    :tongue:
     
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    Seems to be nerd room mates
     
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    My gaydar went off the first time I saw it. I thought it was a little silly to play to gay stereotype behavior and so didn't think it all that, ahem, progressive.
     
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    Nope. I'm not seeing the gay thing either.
     
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    first time i saw this i thought they were gay...
    never noticed the rainbow t-shirt though! LMAO
     
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    absolutely right...rainbow-colored stripes...
     
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    They seemed gay to me, at first, but then the "story line" made me think, ah, not gay. Then again, reviewing the "story line", um, it doesn't really make much sense. --I'm broke, so I pawned my watch, and now I'm draggin the guy that I pawned it to, around with me to show how broke I am, and how he's now wearing my watch? Oh, but wait, now that I'm saving money, it's handy that I have him here with me, so a stranger can point out that I can buy it back now. Oh, double-wait, he's not selling.-- Um... WHAT???
     
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    I was like yeah they are gay hahaha funny but true I mean if you can't see then wow...
     
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    As the last line is clear that he sold the watch to his friend...it negates the gay thing. Without the line, it indeed would have had a nerd gay couple cue
     
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    You guys are missing the point! I never said they were a gay couple, just gay friends.
     
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