What does it take for MTV and Adult Swim to turn down a sexy commercial? Apparently Kate Upton, some skin-tight workout clothes, and two dirty-minded cockroaches. While the model was wearing the equivalent of a puffer jacket in comparison to the micro bikini she sported on the cover of Sports Illustrated, it may have been the filthy city roaches that pushed the boundaries of this 30-second spot.
Shot in Tompkins Square Park, the Zoo York ad features NY's least-loved creepy-crawly residents, one of which drools over Upton as she stretches and runs by. Bouncing. In a sports bra. Even though there are no direct sexual references, the folks at Zoo York must have broken some kind of record for the number of explicit innuendoes they could create with skateboarding terms (an office hobby, perhaps?), including "I'd love to grind that thing," and one comment about wax that was pretty gross. Like it or not, with the exception of some colorful profanity at the end, the video may be racy but probably no worse than some of the other prime-time commercials that obviously live by the mantra that sex sells. (Gothamist)
What say you? Are you offended by Kate Upton's bod and her creepy-critter fan club, or are MTV and Adult Swim just being squares?