'The Little Mermaid' goes Under the Knife in this Plastic Surgery ad
Ah, the magical world of Disney and fairy tales, where all your dreams come true by the end of the story. It's a world where mermaids become completely human, and frogs turn to princes. Much controversy has stirred about the unrealistic idea of love and perfection emitted by the classics, but one ad company has taken their idea of magic to the extreme.
A plastic surgery center in Venezuela, ZEA BBDO, took a few common fairy tales and worked their plastic surgery magic on them to get a little attention. I think many would agree that the young, perky "little" Ariel would be one of the least ideal candidates for a boob job and lip injections. Legs? Okay, maybe.
The company also created an ad showing a witch's drastic "before and after," and a frog on the operating table with a hunky prince in the foreground baring the caption, "We make fairy tales come true."
We get the message. Plastic surgery can really be a magical thing, and we agree. Every day thousands of lives are improved because of plastic surgery experts. Someone who has been severely burned can get a new face, a woman who has lived her whole life self-concious about that one little flaw can have it removed quicker than you can say "bippity-boppity-boo." But to take entertainment directed toward children - especially entertainment as classic and prominent as Disney - and turn it into a plastic surgery ad? That's just plain creepy.
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