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AJ Styles talks anger about Gillette ad, toxic masculinity

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AJ Styles appeared on conservative political commentator Steven Crowder's (he of the "Change my mind" sign) podcast last night - and he had some strong comments on Gillette's divisive "toxic masculinity" advert.

Styles admitted he could not grasp what the commercial was getting at - but was nevertheless frustrated by it:

"When I watched the commercial I was trying to understand who they were talking to. I have a wife, and a daughter - and three boys - but, I think about my daughter. So I had to find out what this was. What was so toxic. And apparently, from what I’m understanding, it was just being mean to women?”

Crowder provoked further annoyance from AJ by defining toxic masculinity as "assuming all men are mean to women whether you know it or not." The former WWE champion agreed that it was "very hard" to follow, before expressing his own views on masculinity:

"I feel like my job as a man is to take care of women. I’m gonna stand up for my wife. I’m supposed to be a provider. I’m gonna take care of her. I’m gonna protect her. [...] Things I think a man should do."

Later in the podcast, AJ was asked about a specific part of the razor company's ad, in which a man 'corrects' a woman in a meeting with a lingering hand on the shoulder. Styles, totally missing the point, exuded: "Well what did she say before? Maybe he's sticking up for her? Maybe she did say something that was wrong."

http://whatculture.com/wwe/aj-styles-shoots-on-gillette-toxic-masculinity 

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Frustrated by something you admittedly did not understand & still go on to draw a narrow minded conclusion? 

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"I don't get it, but it makes me mad"

Sis, it's pretty straight forward and easy to understand. Straight men just want to be offended by anything. People are taking this advertisement so personally. If you're offended, you're probably the one Gillette is speaking about.

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11 minutes ago, prince. said:

Frustrated by something you admittedly did not understand & still go on to draw a narrow minded conclusion? 

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He really just wanted the money 

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no one is shocked this burnt ham has a poor take on toxic masculinity

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On 1/15/2019 at 7:22 PM, Charlie said:

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I swear Vince needs to stop letting talent get interviewed.

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He’s embarrassing. Imagine getting that upset on a podcast for an ad that tells guys to teach their boys how to act properly. Maybe Nia Jax broke the wrong face.

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I also didn't really understand the commercial... so boys aren't supposed to wrestle in the yard? If a boy wants to play with make up and dolls, let him. If a boy wants to wrestle with his brother and play sports, let him. Who cares?

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50 minutes ago, Katy said:

I also didn't really understand the commercial... so boys aren't supposed to wrestle in the yard? If a boy wants to play with make up and dolls, let him. If a boy wants to wrestle with his brother and play sports, let him. Who cares?

I agree with this statement in itself.

 

As for the commercial itself, I haven't seen it to have any opinions on it. And Styles, he's never been one to go to for wisdom regarding social matters. 

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Later in the podcast, AJ was asked about a specific part of the razor company's ad, in which a man 'corrects' a woman in a meeting with a lingering hand on the shoulder. Styles, totally missing the point, exuded: "Well what did she say before? Maybe he's sticking up for her? Maybe she did say something that was wrong."

Someone should have laid their hand on his shoulder during this interview. 

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2 hours ago, Katy said:

I also didn't really understand the commercial... so boys aren't supposed to wrestle in the yard? If a boy wants to play with make up and dolls, let him. If a boy wants to wrestle with his brother and play sports, let him. Who cares?

The wrestling portion of it had nothing to do with the overall message of the ad, I don’t think. It’s why they panned to the men saying “Boys Will Be Boys” which is a phrase that’s self-explanatory.

The message essentially was that men need to hold each other accountable for their “masculine” (nasty, offensive and harmful) behaviors when it’s at the expense of women, people of diff. sexualities, etc.  instead of brushing it off with dated phrases like “Boys Will Be Boys.” 

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35 minutes ago, prince. said:

The wrestling portion of it had nothing to do with the overall message of the ad, I don’t think. It’s why they planned men saying “Boys Will Be Boys” which is a phrase that’s self-explanatory.

The message essentially was that men need to hold each other accountable for their “masculine” (nasty, offensive and harmful) behaviors when it’s at the expense of women, people of diff. sexualities, etc.  instead of brushing it off with dated phrases like “Boys Will Be Boys.” 

ooooooooooooooooh!!!! yeah, definitely didn't get that message lol thank you for explaining.

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I really can’t stand this saltine. 

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