Category: News of the Bizarre

PHOTO Kotex airs maxi pad ad using red liquid, nobody’s head explodes

I have endured the, ahem, full joys of womanhood for almost 20 years, and cannot ever recall having seen anything other than what looked like windshield wiper fluid being poured onto the maxi pads shilled in TV ads. Usually by some shiny haired, smiling woman dressed in white who happens to be mid-pirouette as she explains how much she <em>adores</em> her feminine hygiene products. (We all hate her, by the way. But we still subconsciously want to run out and buy whatever the hell she's buying, natch.) But suddenly, as I sat waiting for Nev Schulman to sniff out the truth behind sketchy Internet love connections (the reality-TV version of the truth, at least) on Catfish this week, MTV aired an ad showing a pinkish-red liquid being poured onto a period pad. If I had blinked, I would have missed it. But I didn't blink. I saw it, and then I pressed re-wind on my DVR and saw it again...

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