Old Spice Commercial: The Man Your Man Could Smell Like

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The Old Spice commercial, “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” has some flaws to it. The commercial has Isaiah Mustafa, a handsome actor who first is in the bathroom with the Old Spice body wash. In the commercial, he is telling the audience that men could smell manly if he started using the product. Then the commercial goes on to having him on a boat, him holding an oyster with your favorite tickets, then the tickets turning into diamonds. Then the commercial ends with him on a horse. In this commercial, their message was trying to say that Old Spice has a scent that can make any man smell amazing and that they should buy it to impress women. With that said, their target audience is men who want to impress women with their scents and who want to smell good.
In this commercial, Old spice used ad hominem, non-sequitur, and false analogy. For ad hominem, the commercial was saying that if men stopped using lady scented body wash, they could smell like a man. For non-sequitur, the commercial is the man in the commercial is listing many things that do not follow the facts about Old Spice. For a false analogy, they are saying the man on the commercial uses Old Spice products and is a manly man, thus men should use Old Spice to be manly men and to smell good. This commercial and the many others that are like this fit the fallacies because the points used are irrelevant and do not have actual logic to them. A fallacy is defined as “a deceptive, misleading, or false notion, belief, a
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