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Directv has jumped on to the man hating bandwagon with their new ad. It's offensive and violent and if it was a man throwing a woman's belongings out of the window in that manner it would be considered abuse. I think Criminal Mischief and Destruction of Property are two of the crimes being committed in the ad, which apparently Directv and AT&T condone. Not to mention, stereotyping black women as unhinged and angry!

Also, the new guide is terrible. The font is too small and difficult to read. The guide has also affected the remote signals, because they were working fine until they started with the new guide.

Channels come and go with Directv. One day you have a channel, the next day you get a message "to order this channel.."

We were told they fixed the problem with the rain blocking the signal. Hah! It doesn't even have to be raining, a light mist will make it cut off.

We were in a contract for two years but that has ended, so we will be switching to something else.

I would like to file a complaint with corporate but I am having a hard time locating where exactly to do that. I don't want to talk to customer service because that is as far as it will go, if I am lucky enough to get through to them.

Product or Service Mentioned: Directv Commercial.

Reason of review: Offensive ad.

Preferred solution: Remove the ad..

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Anonymous
#1474820

Must agree - reverse the gender roles on this one and a commercial about a man perpetrating aggression and destruction of personal property against a woman would never be run in the first place.

Anonymous
#1467867

I've just seen that commercial again. I called and spoke to--someone.

I don't know what good it did. But I suggested that they wouldn't run a commercial showing a man smacking a woman around.

Anonymous
#1467792

I could not agree more. As a victim of domestic violence I honestly have "flashbacks" every time I see that ad. In the real world she would be arrested for those actions.On another note though, I sure as *** would have tried to catch my guitar if I was that guy!

Anonymous
#1467611

Watching on demand and i am sick of seeing this commercial 5 times in 30 mins. I googled "i hate direct tv commercial" to see if inwas the only one.

Good to see i am not. It *** me off, the marketing team should be FIRED!!!!

Anonymous
#1467277

I Dito the previous review.....very offensive, violent and abusive. Directv has jumped on to the man hating bandwagon with their new ad.

It's offensive and violent and if it was a man throwing a woman's belongings out of the window in that manner it would be considered abuse.

I think Criminal Mischief and Destruction of Property are two of the crimes being committed in the ad, which apparently Directv and AT&T condone. Not to mention, stereotyping black women as unhinged and angry!

Anonymous
#1467105

horrible, irritating commercial. I'm not sure if we ought to be in their target demo (we have comcast cable and I see this commercial while watching any show on fxnow on our roku) but I HATE it and have to mute it every time. the only thing I'm convinced of is I never want to sign up for direct TV.

Anonymous
#1466300

One of the worst commercials ever!

Anonymous
#1465676

Worst commercial for anything! Whoever came up with this ad needs to be fired! Really gives the company a bad name, and they need a new ad agency

Anonymous
#1465320

Hate the add. You switch gender roles and it would be unacceptable. Promoting abuse and vandalism is not acceptable.

Anonymous
#1465123

I'm livid that this is still on tv!Nice way to show people and children violence!I chringed when she threw that guitar out!Music is what I love!

Anonymous
#1465083

I thought that I was the only person that felt this way. Of all of the promotions that this company could have done, instead they chose to promote domestic violence. People actually get hurt...killed or end up in jail....Poor marketing.Type your message here

Anonymous
#1464750

not just sexist, but endorsing domestic violence.

Anonymous
#1463686

I agree, it's sexist.

Anonymous
#1463630

i feel same way that commercial is bad bad bad, with the me too movement in high swing i guess man bashing is the new trend.this type of advertising is not exceptable, all this commercial does is *** me off. If i saw a women doing that crap i would call the cops on her, instead Direct tv tries to make her a hero, wth, what kind of example are we setting for young girs and boys that see this trash everyday on tv.

Anonymous
#1463309

Agree, all this world needs is for media and corporations to encourage this type of behavior.Its on all the time and makes me sick to my stomach and ruins my mood, each time i see it, i change the channel immediately!For anyone who had an ex (or any friend/family) that behaved in a similar way, brings bad awful memories. And reminds us of a culture that endorses this behavior, it exists way too often...maybe more often than not.Glorifying and applauding vindictive behavior is the last thing this country needs. I will never use this product or any ATT product.

Anonymous
#1463193

So Directv wants us to be like this immature woman and sign on with them. I do not believe I have ever seen a commercial that is a negative for a product as this ad is.

Anonymous
#1461885

I hate that commercial, i guess distroying someones property is funny when a woman does it, sickening

Anonymous
#1461791

The guy may have lost all of his belongs as they broke going out the window but, he’s free of that #&$% ....... so luckily he’s free of future headaches.

Anonymous
#1461231

Agreed! I am appalled at the message this commercial conveys— it’s “ ok” to violently throw out a boyfriend’s/husbands belongs out of a 3rd story window at him. If the roles were reversed, and it was a man tossing a woman’s things out at her, most people would be up in arms, calling out AT&T for condoning violence towards women.

Anonymous
#1460700

I agree. It’s an ugly, vengeful commercial.