What’s a girl to do when three things she loves all flop in one day? And what if that one day is Super Bowl Sunday?
I love Groupon. I recently got $20 worth of Barnes & Nobel purchases for $10. What’s not to love? If you’re familiar with Groupon, you know they’re quirky. But the point of a Super Bowl ad is to reach the millions who don’t know you. To those folks, their ads were, at best, odd and at worst, offensive.
Then there’s Christina Aguilera. I love her and have her latest on my list of things to download on iTunes. When I watched her sing the National Anthem on Sunday and heard her mistake, I thought, “Did she just muff the words?” Then I got distracted by the runs and riffs I didn’t enjoy and almost forgot about the words. I was left unimpressed, along with much of the audience.
Jimmy Kimmel had fun with it.
Then there’s the Steelers.
What’s a girl to do?
- Super Bowl 2011: Christina Aguilera and Groupon fluff their lines | Richard Adams (guardian.co.uk)
- As Google mulls buyout, Groupon Super Bowl ads cause controversy (geek.com)
- Christina Bombs, Groupon Nukes Itself (bostonist.com)