I might be a little late to the party on this one, but WHATWHATWAT IS GOING ON at the Gain detergent headquarters that they greenlit this incredibly bizarre commercial? In it, a slumbering dad is pranked by his two kids who dig a jockstrap out of the laundry and place it on his face. But instead of being offended by the smell of sweaty old balls, the father smiles and cuddles up to it, because… it’s been washed with Gain, see. The young boys then decide to sniff the jockstrap as well, and by this point you’re head is probably exploding because OMG, REALLY? I mean, I love sniffing a jockstrap as much as the next queen, but it seems an incredibly odd choice for a national ad campaign.
I’m not alone in this. Twitter has been having a field day.
Via @hornet: The Web Is Freaking Out: This Gain Commercial Is Training Kids to Be Jock-Sniffing Sex Pigs https://t.co/WhCau7iCGo pic.twitter.com/6otGSJZ2gw
— BЯΣƬ (@crewislife) July 6, 2018
The #Gains Flings commercial showing the son sniffing his sleeping dad’s jockstrap for a prank he’s trying to pull is the creepiest thing I have seen all year! And it’s July! #WhoApprovedThis #AdvertisingFail pic.twitter.com/788PmBCsoF
— Rachel Cullen (@rachelcullen201) July 3, 2018
Anyone else seen that Gain commercial where the young boys put a jock strap on their dads face while he’s sleeping in the hopes that it’ll repulse him, but he likes it?
The gays really are winning, huh
— Rural South Gay (@ruralsouthgay) July 3, 2018
This Gain detergent commercial shows a boy sniffing his dad’s jockstrap from his gym bag??????????? pic.twitter.com/FCqp0jsJCf
— jay (@thejayren) July 5, 2018
Gain, your jock strap commercial is pretty nasty. Even my husband was appalled.
— Jodi Burkhart (@vintagemustang) July 5, 2018
So has anyone seen the Gain laundry soap commercial where the little boys smell their father’s jock strap?? Am I the only person that thinks this is totally creepy? Whoever claims concept/marketing for this commercial needs a different job? They could… https://t.co/gEzhLBGSFF
— Socko (@iSOCKO) July 4, 2018
Unless my eyes and ears deceive me, I just saw a #Gain commercial with a sleeping Dad happily dreaming as he’s sniffing his jockstrap, and then his two young sons show up and one of them sniffs the jockstrap too. #weirdshitonTV #allinthefamily #commercial #homoeroticism #sniff
— HilaryOutThere (@HilaryOutThere) July 6, 2018
Did I really just watch a #Gain #commercial where a jockstrap was sniffed more than once? Gay culture at it’s finest.
— 🌈 Kenny 🌈 (@kyd831) July 3, 2018
Anybody else weirded out by the Gain commercial where the kid smells his dad’s jock strap?
— Brian Kelly (@spilth) July 10, 2018
And on and on into the night.