Super Bowl commercials have long been something that would become water cooler talk on the Monday that follows. This year Tubi changed lives!
A 23 year old female took to social media to share her story and how she “Broke up with my boyfriend over the Tubi Super Bowl Commercial.”
The post read as follows:
“I (23F) broke up with my boyfriend (25M) over the reaction
he had to me over the commercial. For those of you who
are unaware, during the Super Bowl commercials Tubi (a
streaming app) played a prank where they made it look like
someone was changing the TV over to their app. I’m sure
that in many households it caused chaos and was a funny
event but not in mine.
My boyfriend thought I was the one changing the channel
and began screaming at me violently, calling me things that
I don’t even want to write down. Even as I told him it was
a commercial he ignored me and kept blowing up at me
and punched a hole in our living room wall. He eventually
realised what actually happened and awkwardly apologised
but I was so disgusted over his reaction to a 15 second
I feel like if you can’t keep you anger in check
and get that violent over something so small I don’t want
to be around for it. We’d been together for over a year, living
together for the past 2 months and I’ve known him to get
angry at things sometimes but this really took me off guard
and I can’t forget how unsafe I felt around him during this.
In the morning I took some of my things and I’m now
staying at my parents house. I left him a note telling him
how I felt and that I didn’t think we were going to work out
long term. He’s been messaging and calling me repeatedly.
My parents told me that I’m overreacting since he had a
bit to drink and the Super Bowl gets everyone riled up but I
don’t feel I am. I don’t think it’s normal to be that angry.”
Here is the original Reddit post.
If you didn’t get a chance to catch the Tubi Super Bowl commercial here it is:
I think the woman is in the right for leaving that loser. Any dude that punches holes in walls needs to go. Just a pretty basic rule of thumb.
Congratulations to Tubi for doing what all marketers dream of. Evoking emotion is the the goal. Getting a dude to punch a wall definitely falls into that category.
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