Was it a “faux pas”, or did Capital One release the wrong video for its “Capital One Quicksilver” card? Actor Samuel L. Jackson starred in a recent commercial and it was released with Samuel stating, “This is THE Quicksilver cash back card from Capital One. Unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase, everywhere, every DAMN day. Now tell me; what’s in your wallet?”
This original commercial with the cursing may be viewed here. Why would a prominent company allow cursing in a scripted commercial and then allow it to be viewed by young children and adults alike? The commercial aired during prime time TV and all during the day. Some people may say that that word isn’t so bad, but would you want your child to say it in school, around your relatives or back to you?
Capital One must have gotten some criticism about the old ad because there is now a new one that appears in the video above.
Question still stands, why did the first commercial run so long before a correction was made? The point remains that we, as parents, have to be watchful as to what goes in our children’s ear gates besides what they see on television. So, we have to continue to monitor TV, radio, social networking, and other influences that come into our child’s path. Watch as well as pray. Now tell me, “What’s influencing your child”?