By: Sloane Hughes
Earlier this week, the well known razor brand Gillette released a commercial with a very simple message: sexual harassment is bad, bullying is bad, mansplaining is bad. Basically, Gillette spent about two minutes encouraging men to grow and be better people, and like, I dunno, just not be dicks. Seems like a good theme to embrace for the new year, right?
Well, a lot of very manly, manly men saw this ad as an attack on their very manly manliness – you know, the way reasonable and well adjusted people usually reject encouragement to become better.
One man in particular decided that the best way to show Gillette and the rest of the world that he doesn ‘t need to anything as dumb as improve as a human being was by throwing his Gillette razor in the toilet and tweeting about it.
What a power move.
‘ warroom (@warroom) January 15, 2019
“Goodbye Gillette. Hello Schick ‘ gaze into the toilet bowl reflection of the Ultimate Masculine Man and tremble.
Obviously, people weren ‘t just gonna let this gem slide
Having to call a plumber to own the libs.
‘ Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) January 16, 2019
This, the most noble and effective of protests
This is like that time I jammed a football into my kitchen sink to protest the NFL.
‘ Max Kennerly (@MaxKennerly) January 16, 2019
“Be nice to other men??? Be nice to WOMEN???? I THINK NOT, GILLETTE ‘
My man here ruining his plumbing because a commercial suggested that maybe he should be nicer.
‘ Beloved Internet Personality Gena Radcliffe (@porcelain72) January 15, 2019
Most people had the same thought – bro, what ‘s your next move??
You paid for that razor. You now have to put your hand in the toilet to throw that out. You literally owned yourself.
‘ Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) January 16, 2019
Some wanted him to go all the way see this brave act of defiance through to the end
Don't listen to them! Flush it! Real men don't call plumbers. Lift the toilet out with one arm and install the replacement with the other!!
‘ Pomfelo (@pomfelo) January 15, 2019
Some doubted his commitment –
Now show us the picture where you fished it out of the toilet because you can't flush a razor
‘ Thor Benson (@thor_benson) January 16, 2019
– and they were right.
If you REALLY believe I ‘d be dumb enough to try to actually flush, you ‘re dumber than you think I am #GilletteAd
‘ warroom (@warroom) January 16, 2019
HAH! Yes, TRULY IT IS THE PEOPLE WHO ARE DUMB. NOT YOU, THE MAN WHO THREW HIS RAZOR IN THE TOILET
So you had to fish it out? Wow… you showed them.
‘ Chris Goddard (@cgoddard) January 16, 2019
Another big win for traditional masculinity!
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