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Everyone Is So Confused After Realizing What This Emotional Commercial Is Selling

It seems as though commercials stray further and further from their main goal — to sell a specific product — every day. Sometimes that takes the form of something along the lines of launching a wild campaign to mourn the death and rebirth of a peanut, but more often, it comes in the form of commercialized sentimentality that could drive even the softest of hearts to cynicism.

And when something falls into the latter category, a fun game that viewers at home have often taken to playing is trying to guess what on earth the tearjerker/inspirational/gut-punching commercial in question is attempting to sell before that one final screen that actually has something to do with the product.

One video that recently went viral may have taken the full-on WTFery of these types of commercials to a whole new level.

If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly suggest watching it first and doing your best to guess what product it’s promoting. I’ll wait.

The odds seem pretty high that you were unable to see that reveal coming, mostly because literally nothing in the entire commercial sets it up to connect, in any way, to Hasbro’s trying to convince young girls they can finally play a version of Monopoly just for them.

Seriously, no one saw this coming.

And we are all worse off for having seen it.

Plus, the idea of what is billed as “feminist” Monopoly severely falls flat.

Ms. Monopoly was first introduced in 2019, and featured the ability to invest in inventions by women rather than in property. It also includes caveats for female players to get more money for certain events than men, as a confusing nod to the gender pay gap.

But it’s an attempt at commercializing feminism that falls dramatically flat for adults and makes things unnecessarily complicated for children.

Gendered razors and vitamins are already insane enough, but now we’re trying to say boys and girls need separate classic board games? As if it wasn’t already impossible enough to find enough players willing to sit through potentially hours of Monopoly without limiting it by gender.

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