The ads are so embarrassingly bad, they’re actually great.This baffling website claims to help farmers find relationships.The commercials for Farmers Only may be a bit humorous to those of us who are not interested in the farming or ranching lifestyle.
” In those shows, however, while specific “elites” might behave like jerks and end up in a pile of manure or being humiliated by someone chewing on a stalk of grass, nobody could detect real animus in the plots; for one thing, the country folk were always nice, never mean, and the lessons (about not judging people harshly by their accents, clothes and traditions) were good ones. It’s telling the country that “city folk” are rude morons; we’re invited to cheer as the good, competent country folk strand them in lakes and splash mud on their faces.
In the last two, the “heroes” behave disgracefully, but because their victims are presented as worthy of hate, it’s acceptable….
These ads started off as benign—my initial reaction that it was just strange to be slicing the dating pool this thin. The message is now that “city folk” are obnoxious, incompetent, stupid, and deserve to be mistreated (and that country folk are sadistic bullies, apparently, but that this is fine).
That kind of sharp stereotyping was condemned ( by critics in the cities and the country) back in the Sixties when it was friendly and aimed at “rustics” in popular sitcoms of the era, like “The Beverly Hillbillies,” “Green Acres,” and “The Andy Griffith Show’…and don’t forget “Hee Haw!
While the market may not have supported another large, generic dating website, Farmers Only has been extremely successful.
So, if you are thinking about the best way to make an impact, sometimes it makes sense to think small.you know, like the Nazis harassing all those greedy Jews on Kristallnacht.“Sign up for free to find a farmer, rancher, cowboy, cowgirl or animal lover here at Farmers Only.com, an online dating site meant for down to earth folks only,” the site says.One evening I was watching television with a friend when a commercial came on that I was convinced was a joke or a parody.It was a commercial for a dating website—nothing too unusual there; after all, commercials for and e Harmony are on television all the time.I don’t mean to stereotype anyone, but wouldn’t farmers instead be tending to their livestock, repairing tractors, picking watermelons, starting campfires, taking over federal buildings, or doing whatever farmers usually do?