Gillette is a year-old company acting like it wants to be around for another or so. On the heels of its commercial taking aim at toxic masculinitythe razor and body care company released a new commercial featuring a father guiding his transgender son through his first shave. The commercial has been viewed 1.
A new Gillette ad released last week Thursday features a transgender man shaving for the first time. Samson Bonkeabantu Brown, a Toronto-based artist, shares the personal on-camera experience with his father, who coaches him through the significant life moment. The ad sparked mixed reactions as some praised Gillette for tackling the topic, while others criticized the company for using a social movement to sell razors.
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The heartwarming video features trans activist Samson Bonkeabantu Brown. The new video features trans activist Samson Bonkeabantu Brown and his father, who walks him through the rite of passage. The video then cuts to Brown and his father in front of the bathroom mirror, getting down to business.
Shaving for the first time is a special occasion for many, but for Samson Bonkeabantu Brown, the experience was particularly significant — and public. The Toronto-based transgender artist had what appears to be his very first shaving experience recorded and posted to the Facebook page of Gillette. It's the razor and shaving cream maker's first ad featuring a transgender man.
This November, Massachusetts voters will consider Question 3, a referendum on whether to retain a law protecting transgender people from discrimination in public places. A creepy cisgender man is already waiting in the bathroom stall, eyeing her as she undresses and letting out a guttural moan. The facts of the ad are nonsense.
It focuses on Zeke Christopoulos, a transgender man who discusses his gender transition with two colleagues and decries the law that mandates he use the women's restroom. We need to humanize this issue, and to educate people on who transgender people really are. National LGBT groups have had an incoherent strategy for representing transgender people in heated policy debates — even when transgender people and their rights are at the very crosshairs of criticism.
There's nothing like a tear-jerking hair commercial to ring in a new work week. Fortunately, Pantene Philippines has got us covered - releasing their new StrongerNow campaign which celebrates members of the trans community. Fronted by local trans supermodel and beauty queen Kevin Balot, who refers to herself as 'the girl called Kevin', the campaign follows Balot's journey of self-discovery - and it's emotional stuff. Find them.