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I have asked myself over and over “what is wrong with the Peloton ad?”
Is it sexist? fatphobic?
I first saw the Peloton ad on Hulu and I didn’t think twice about it.
So in the spirit of giving which Christmas is all about, a man gifts his wife a Peloton bike.
But people are upset!
Watch the ad below.
Just search #pelotonad on Twitter, you would see major reactions.
So I am going to share my thoughts about the Peloton bike ad.
Stay with me.
What Is Wrong With The Peloton Wife?
If you asked me, this is my answer. “nothing”.
Absolutely nothing wrong with the Peloton ad wife.
I think she is gorgeous and she’s got beautiful eyes.
That’s the vain part of me talking.
But in all honesty, what I see is someone nervous about starting a new workout regimen.
And it takes a lot of motivation and determination to work out regularly.
That’s why she’s vlogging about it daily and tracking her progress.
Not a scared woman trying to please her “sexist” husband.
According to the co-founder of Soul Cycle, Ruth Zukerman “spinning has always had this intimidating factor to it”.
And that’s what the wife’s face expresses in the ad.
No visible difference after a year?
Most people said she was slim before she got the Peloton bike, and a year later she’s still the same.
Why are people so concerned about physical before and afters?
Some people do not realize that you can have before and after strength.
Like when I ate kale salad for breakfast for five days.
I can’t say for sure if I lost weight because I do not even have a scale but I felt better overall.
And I had more strength to work out, and also experienced less bloating, glowing skin, and more.
So it doesn’t always have to be for weight loss.
When working out becomes a lifestyle, it would change your life forever.
Do you have any idea what happens when you cycle regularly?
You build strong lean muscles in your legs.
And yes cycling or working out, in general, must have improved her mental health.
Because workout releases endorphins which are your feel-good hormones.
It is possible she feels a lot stronger even as a slim woman.
And that’s a good thing!
Is the Peloton Ad Husband Sexist, Fatphobic?
The husband is just a good guy whose only crime was gifting his wife a Peloton bike.
Some say “oh he thinks she’s gaining a few pounds”.
Get over it already!
If I were gaining weight, I’d rather hear it from my husband than anyone else.
C’mon, I tell my husband “babe you need to get back to doing yoga”.
And he doesn’t cry and call me sexist whatever.
My husband has bought me, workout bands, I needed for my arms, and I was happy.
And as we speak, I have a set of stronger resistance bands coming in the mail.
Oh boy, am I excited about it?
Yes, I am because I can’t wait to build muscles in my arms, shoulders, and whole body.
I lift my kids a lot when we play, so mama needs a strong pair of arms.
Let’s stop reading meaning to anything and everything.
Is The Peloton Bike A Too Expensive Gift?
Yes, the Peloton bike is expensive because Peloton is a high-end brand.
But if a man chooses to give his wife an expensive gift, please let him.
Of which the Peloton stationary bike is a great gift to help her stay active at home and live a healthy life.
However, with the monthly $58 payment, it would be more affordable for more people.
Why Are People So Upset About The Peloton Ad?
This is 2019, people will always be offended by something especially the fat-positive folks.
C’mon weight loss before and after pictures are offensive to some.
These days people leading a healthy lifestyle have become the evil ones in society.
While obesity is being glorified.
Advising someone to live a healthy life is now fat-shaming.
I agree there are jerks that go about fat-shaming people but you know what I am talking about.
Someone somewhere will always be offended by something.
But will they be mad if the Peloton wife was fat and had lost some pounds after a year?
Yes, they would still be upset because then that will be fatphobia.
Then you would hear statements like:
“Oh, he only cares about her physical appearance“.
“He is fatphobic“.
“Her husband is demanding that she loses weight.
“What a sexist“
Yes, he’s going to be termed sexist either way.
Trust me, you won’t hear “he wants her to be healthy because he loves her”.
Which I thought was his intention in this Peloton ad.
My Conclusion About The Peloton Ad
So with all that being said, my conclusion about the Peloton ad is this.
- It is a perfect Christmas ad of gift-giving just like the diamond jewelry ads or the Gamestop ad with the grandpa screaming “I love my sweater”. My fav.
- The wife wanted to be active while at home and she got the equipment she had always wanted.
- Her life changed forever because workout can change your life physically and mentally.
Am I missing something?
What are your thoughts about the Peloton Christmas commercial?
Please share in the comments.
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