If you haven’t seen the DirecTv Commercial featuring Rob Lowe, you’re lucky! He, and the other “Rob Lowe Loser” make fun of Cable, by referring to them with different situations… including being Pee Shy!
He stands at a urinal and says “I can’t go with other people in the room“…
Where the DirecTv Rob Lowe responds “Don’t be like this me!“
WHY? You don’t want to be like us because we’re not as good as you?
Steven Soifer (CEO of the International Paruresis Association and Author of Shy Bladder Syndrome) stepped up and quoted:
We don’t mind if people have a little fun with it. It’s a situation that a lot of people don’t understand. In this particular case, the portrayal is making it look ridiculous, that this guy is a loser for having a problem. What if he didn’t have a leg or an arm? Are you going to make fun of them?
Well said! I agree…
And considering that 7% of the population has some sort of Avoidant Paruresis, I’d say that he was spot on!
Watch the full video here…
When I viewed the commercial, I felt slighted and very sad. It does make us seem like losers… more than we already feel!
Rob’s response was “For those wondering, my bladder is gregarious!” (Meaning his Bladder is “Fond of Company”… Warm and Chummy!) He tried to be funny, but it’s a serious topic! Plus, your Bladder can’t be company loving anyway. Maybe your genitals could be… but not your Bladder! Come on!
It’s tough enough having this condition and being secretive about it, but now we’re made fun of and ridiculed just so DirecTv and Rob Lowe could make some money?
Stuff like this is what makes people Pee Shy to begin with!
A little Humiliation. A little Fun. Laughter in the Bathroom… Being Shamed…
Paruresis affects me every single day of my life. I’m always nervous and scared of NOT being able to Pee in Public. Let alone being caught and made fun of… “What a wuss! He can’t even Pee like a Man!”
It’s NO fun at all!
SHAME on you DirecTv!
You’d think you’d be a little more sensitive when it comes to your viewership and audience. You never know who you’ll insult!
We can’t all be perfect and normal like you!
Some of us are trapped in this hellish Social Phobia!
What do you think?
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