|Justin Will Seduce You With Buzzwords|
The theme of trivialization is apparent in both.
The irony drips off this ad as the words "Justin Unplugged" symbolize the commercialization of "MTV Unplugged", the folk reinterpretation of the songs of such luminaries as Eric Clapton and Alice In Chains. While it originally reimagined successful songs that engrained themselves into our culture, it turned entirely into conventional marketing of the music industry as everyone from Adam Lambert to Lil Wayne went "unplugged". A soulless commercial venture disguised as soulful celebration.
"What's the biggest issue facing women?" Justin won't complicate things for you, ladies. It's a singular issue, not plural. If you were to raise the point that economic, social, environmental and health issues all concern you, Justin might get confused. So let's stick to "the" biggest issue. Whatever the fuck that is considering how diverse women are.
"What's your favourite virtue?" I had no idea Justin is seeking to introduce philosophy into politics. Debating Aristotle's concept of virtue versus that of Kant, this discussion could lead to breakthroughs in negotiating Kantian civic responsibility with the Aristotelian vision of "the good life". Wait. No. The answer is chastity. Again ladies, you're allowed only one virtue. Let's not make this confusing for Justin.
"Who are your real life heroes?" Every single winner of "The Bachelorette"? This ranks up there in some of the most shameless questions a retail politician can ask. Let me put on my cynical cap and see if I can't pander more proficiently than Justin: "How has motherhood changed your life?". "What are some of the secrets to making a marriage work?". I'm sure that these questions are the most important ones you want to discuss with a politician.
"Cocktails, candid conversation, curiosity inducing-ideas. Ladies, you're invited to (really) get to know the future Prime Minister". It's nice to know that Justin Trudeau sees women not as equals that share similar hopes, dreams and concerns about the future but as a target demographic that, with he can consolidate as a voting block for the next upcoming election.
Here's your biggest issue, Justin: the commodifying of women by politicians.