lolWUT? There's a shy bladder support group? This is a thing? Oh FFS.
News: Shy Bladder Group Protests 'Awkward' Rob Lowe DirecTV Ad
NEW YORK — Shy bladder sufferers want DirecTV to stop airing a television ad where a “painfully awkward” actor Rob Lowe says that he can’t urinate in public.
The satellite TV company suggests its critics should be able to take a joke.
Part of a campaign to encourage people to switch from cable, the ad features two Lowes: a handsome one in a slick suit who claims to be a DirecTV customer, and a goofy-looking Lowe wearing a fanny pack with his hair parted in the middle. “Painfully awkward” Lowe is a cable customer.
The ad touts DirecTV’s service, saying cable makes subscribers wait.
“Fact: I can’t go with other people in the room,” said awkward Lowe, standing at a urinal.
The ad is in poor taste and ridicules a serious problem, said Steve Soifer, CEO of the International Paruresis Association, which estimates that some 7% of Americans have some form of “shy bladder syndrome.”