No Motorola, that is not what she said!

August 1, 2013

Motorola sexual innuendo

Motorola’s announcement of the Moto X today was met with a lot of different opinions. Some people loved it, others hated it, some were unimpressed, and some couldn’t believe that Motorola made that many sexual innuendos in under 3 hours. In fact, there were so many and they bothered so many people that most of them have been removed. The ones that caught the most attention were the picture shown above and an unfortunate tweet where Motorola made the inference that they have an erection. The saddest part is that we are not kidding.

As The Verge reports, Motorola sent out a tweet earlier today that literally said, “Yep. We’ve got wood.” It was, of course, referring to the real wood back plates available for the Moto X but let’s face it, that’s not what everyone was thinking when they read it. The feeling was pretty much unanimous, too.

So Motorola took down the tweet and put something a little more politically correct. Unfortunately that’s not where it ended. Motorola made more awkward sex jokes today than a Judd Apatow movie without the benefit of being entertaining or funny. The first was the tweet and the second was the picture above. There was at least one more.

Under the Feminine Mystique section of their PR Page, the far right column used to say, “Is bigger really better? You decide. (16 or 32MB)” which is not only a sexual innuendo, but also a typo. It now says “Play Goldilocks and choose the right size for you. (16GB or 32GB)” Going from a sex joke to a child’s book reference probably wasn’t your best move ever, Motorola.

It goes without saying that these references were all very bad ideas. Even if they’re shooting for an edgier look and presentation, there is still a certain amount of professionalism that is expected. Simply put, people are not that excited about what’s going on in Motorola’s bedroom. Except maybe TMZ. If you’d like to discuss this further, feel free to leave us a comment below.

Comments

  • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

    LOL! Seriously, I thought the d*ck jokes were funny, but I guess that’s just my humor.

    I thought the ads were “edgy” and aimed at the younger hipster market. I mean, who else is going to buy a teal and lime green smartphone? :P

    • JosephHindy

      I’m not going to lie, I laughed all the way through this article. The jokes themselves weren’t that funny, but watching a multi-million dollar company try to make them was hysterical.

      • http://www.AndroidAuthority.com/ Darcy Alexander LaCouvee

        billion. :)

        • JosephHindy

          That’s my faux pas, :)

    • http://google.com/+derekross Derek Ross

      Sex sales, End of story. I like their ads.

  • Jacob Buys

    This device was supposed to be my savior :(

  • Fernando Cordova

    Wow! Aren’t you a tight little boy? They are funny and different from all the hipster/fashion ads all other companies make. I liked it

    • Jacob Buys

      Was that also a sexual innuendo?

      • melhiore

        No, I think people become to sensitive. I’ve got the funny feeling that majority of us turned in old farts thinking that everything is just wrong…

      • Christian R. Conrad

        No, he probably meant “uptight”. Perhaps not a native English-speaker? Anyway, HTH!

  • Jacob Buys

    I refuse to by this because motorola lied about everything. What happened to low price, what happened to taking down the carriers, what happened to minimal bloatware. If there is one reason why the moto x fails its because motorola did the stupidest policy reversal I’ve ever seen, Ive been waiting all year for this phone, now I’ll just settle for a gs4

    • mumusen

      You been waiting all year for this phone?

      Dude it just a ***kin phone. Chillax :D.. There’s better stuff out there. The leaks already told us, we will not be getting removable battery and mirco SD card..that alone would have made you decide not to go for the well awaited, Moto X.

      • Jacob Buys

        Oh i dont care about those things, I kinda cared more about a cheaper phone with minimal care bloatware and a quick update cycle thats east to flash on.

        • amoshayes

          I hear there is a phone called the Nexus 4 out there.

          • mumusen

            Exactly. To all who “wanted” Moto X but clearly it disappointed you with the pricing and dual core SOC..just head to Google Play and order Nexus 4 right away. Believe u me, u will not be disappointed.

    • Nickan Fayyazi

      Motorola lied about everything? Since when did they promise any of the things you listed?

      • Jacob Buys

        I’m saying that they said they would and it angers me that they are no longer doing that and they wait until the “launch” of the phone to change their minds

        • Nickan Fayyazi

          No, they never said they would. Motorola never said anything about a low price or “taking down the carriers” or minimal bloatware (which it actually has). The rumors said all of this. Don’t confuse the rumors with Motorola’s actual words.

          And if you want any of those things, well… the Nexus 4 is waiting for you. It’s a wonderful phone.

  • Tamadrummer94

    To be fair, bigger being better is not confined strictly to the world of male genitalia. The other jokes were quite tasteless and stilted, though.

  • James O Frary

    I think the jokes were good. Screw politically correct. Show real humanity and have fun with customers.

    • Gorga Naibaho

      Coming from a country that is far less concerned with political correctness than the USA, I can safely say that these ads actually sent shivers down my timber.

  • mumusen

    I think all these “cheesy” jokes were pretty funny. haha. Just love the humour bro…leave all!

  • le_lutin

    Thought the jokes were fine.

  • getrealhindy

    since you probably never touched a real person (reads: “a real woman”), it would seem fair for you to bitch about the sex-oriented jokes since you’re still a virgin.

    • le_lutin

      Ad hominem attack = you lose the argument

  • http://www.theveboy.com/ Mehdi

    Well, that ‘touch each other’ was awkward, but the other two were just fine ! I wouldn’t count them as dick jokes !

  • Jaun Lombard

    What is the point in getting different colors if you buy a case for the phone?

  • PopeJamal

    Look at the nonsense that Americans watch on TV and explain to me again how this doesn’t resonate with the general public.

  • Jon Langevin

    Who cares? Why is this offensive? Reading this article is like reading a post by Fox News…

  • DanDingello

    I liked it too.. they could’ve just got on that sexy dirty marketing. Its funny and less boring, the phone is boring enough, customization is a bit catchy though.. not catchy enough compared to the high end galaxy series

  • Christian R. Conrad

    “Motorola made the inference that they have an erection”

    No, I think they made an _implication_ that they had an erection; this was intended to cause _the reader_ to make the inference that Motorola had an erection. HTH!

  • Johnny Hilderbrands

    Prudish sexually repressed and hypocritical. Nothing wrong with anything they posted or wrote. Check out a UK lynx advert or almost any rap music video ever. Nothing wrong with a corporate being a bit more fun!