Hooray for Bodyform! After Facebooker Richard Neill posted a grumpy rant about the reality of periods as opposed to the ‘wonderful time of the month’ portrayed in Bodyform adverts, the company have responded with a hilarious spoof advert.
After finding himself unsatisfied with his girlfriend’s attitude during her period, Facebook user Richard Neill took to the social network to express his discontent to panty-liner manufacturer Bodyform. He claimed the company has “lied” to him for portraying periods as a “joyous, adventurous time of the month” in their advertisements. Richard said he was jealous of the activities women got up to in Bodyform adverts, “I mean bike riding, rollercoasters, dancing, parachuting, why couldn't I get to enjoy this time of joy and 'blue water' and wings!! Dam (sic) my penis!!”
Poor Richard, oh poor misguided Richard. He had a nasty shock when his new girlfriend got her period. “I had to fight against every male urge I had to resist screaming wooaaahhhhh bodddyyyyyyfooorrrmmm bodyformed for youuuuuuu as my lady changed from the loving, gentle, normal skin coloured lady to the little girl from the exorcist with added venom and extra 360 degree head spin.” Charming.
Bodyform’s response to Richard’s retort, is nothing short of genius. The spoof advert, which has gone viral with nearly 175,000 views overnight, shows the ‘CEO’ of the company apologising to Richard for misleading him with their upbeat adverts whilst pouring herself a glass of the blue water famous for featuring in panty-liner adverts. “I’m sorry to be the one to tell you this, but there’s no such thing as a happy period,” she states before passing wind, saying "Ooh, sorry Richard-you did know that we do that too... didn't you?"
For this Bodyform, we salute you.
Richard's original Facebook post...
By Jess Commons