They Do Respect Her Butt

High Jive sheds light on this piss poor promotion from Spanish radio station “La Ley” WLEY 107.9 in Chicago.

The ad features a row of female butts and a headline reading, “25 Pegaditas.” It’s promoting a contest where listeners must name 25 songs in a row for a chance to win cash. The Spanish translation for “pegaditas” is “little ones strung together.” However, some folks (particularly Hispanic women) insist it’s also playing off the word “pegar,” which translates to “hits.” In this case, the dual meanings for “hits” are popular songs and ass slaps. Females United for Action, a primarily Hispanic women’s activist group, has launched a protest. Looks like somebody’s going to get spanked before this is all over.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.