LG G Flex ‘Most Human Phone Ever’ ad gets pulled, but it’s still out there

LG G Flex ‘Most Human Phone Ever’ ad gets pulled, but it’s still out thereFor some reason mobile phone ads are almost invariably terrible, with marketing geniuses frequently attempting to spice up ye olde portable rectangles with a dose of humour.

Unfortunately, humour is entirely subjective; what’s funny to me might not be funny to that guy over there, and I reckon you could probably count on one hand the number of people laughing at LG’s ‘Most Human Phone Ever’ ad for the G Flex.

The consensus is that the ‘Most Human Phone Ever’ promo is an early front-runner for Worst Mobile Phone Ad of 2014, and it comes as no surprise to find that it’s actually been taken down at the source.

Of course, this is space year 2014AD, and nothing ever gets truly removed from the interwebs. Thanks to Pop Culture Media, you can check out the 'Most Human Phone Ever’ on YouTube right now.

The more I think about it, the less I actually understand it. The implication is clearly that the LG G Flex feels quite natural thanks to its curved display, but why does that mean it’s comparable to holding a mouth and ear up to your face?

Furthermore, why is the guy holding an ear to his ear, and a mouth to his mouth? Answers on a postcard.

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 8, 2014 at 14:14

Wow... that is bad.

nublets2k  Mar. 8, 2014 at 15:55

That's pretty disturbing.

LeRevolution  Mar. 10, 2014 at 12:25

Umm....without even seeing the ad I'd hazard a not exactly amazing guess that the human mouth is there because it's supposed to be equivalent quality as being talked to by someone's mouth in real life, and the same principle for the ear. Glad to have helped.
Why are you not lambasting the atrocious Apple ads? You know that one for example that went on about "ears not being flat" or something and...that was IT. Plus half the rest that just play a song without any voiceover at all and you're supposed to be interested in playing that "guess wtf we want you to buy" game - which absolutely nobody is.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 10, 2014 at 13:42

LeRevolution,

I don't have a TV - not had one in 15 years or so... My experience before that: all ads suck. But I did watch this LG cr*p on Yo*tube - it's bad. It's disgusting, actually.
It does stand out. But I bet you have a reason for bringing up Apple - I have never seen a single Apple ad since 1984.

nublets2k  Mar. 10, 2014 at 15:44

Umm....without even seeing the ad I'd hazard a not exactly amazing guess that the human mouth is there because it's supposed to be equivalent quality as being talked to by someone's mouth in real life, and the same principle for the ear..

But he's holding the mouth to his mouth and the ear to his ear.

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