Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero Commercial

November 14, 2008 -

On Fox News program The O'Reilly Factor, pundit Bill O'Reilly tries to drag Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero commercial into the culture wars, but even his two conservative female guests don't want to go there.

At issue is Heidi's Risky Business-inspired Guitar Hero shredding routine. O'Reilly is apparently concerned about the the moral effects of the commercial, featuring a lingerie-clad Klum, airing in prime time.

Then again, O'Reilly has never been much of a fan of video games. Or iPods. Or Blackberries. But Mr. Morality does enjoy a good loofa.

GP: Thanks to GP jack-of-all-trades Andrew Eisen for the sharp eyes...


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Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

very good film izle

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

For what it's worth, this exact commercial HAS been aired in the US.  I saw it a couple of weeks ago Saturday during a college football game...couldn't tell you the channel, but it was definitely the shirtless version.  I liked it MUCH more than Michael Phelps and company...

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

Yeah that commercial was annoying. And the women's comments on the commerical were pretty dumb as well.

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Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

Holy crap the commercial suddenly makes sense now (at least the one where she doesn't take off her shirt). If you think it's inappropriate look up the music video for the song playing in the background. Strange that Fox never mentioned this, you'd think a news channel would pick that up.

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Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

How could normal red blooded American straight man find anything wrong with that commercial? He must have latent homosexual tendencies or is a pinko commie spy or is secretly working for some organized religious zealots sect posing as a real man.  I have no fear however since I'm a libertarian cultural warrior and I say "kaboooom!" to all the fundamentalists.

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Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

 O'Reilly says he doesn't know what Guitar Hero is but that it scares him...  Who's scary Bill? 

O'Reilly - the troglodite humunculous

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8IP5rEVVJk

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

 

For lack of another appropriate post I found these humourous videos on HOwCaSt.com whilst we speak of lingerie

http://www.howcast.com/videos/28618-How-To-Compete-With-a-Video-Game-For-Your-Boyfriends-Attention?ref=htd

 

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

As a guy I can say that that Commercial was just ******* stupid, and her boob wiggle/kicking was just too annoying. Klum is hot but that Commercial was just appealing to the idiots who think "mmmm boobies..... must get Guitar Hero....".

And Papa Bear even said that he wasn't offended by it, but he wanted to see what they thought. Even though he did not mention that that was the Directors Cut of the Comercial... And I think that GP is overreacting to this video.

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

If there's one move I don't find enticing, it's the breastbone wiggle move that occurs too many times in this commercial. It just looks dumb if you ask me.

Other than that, Bill is an O'ld man. People that take him seriously are even more out of touch than myself.

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

I agree with the "Old" part... but I'm with everyone else when they question the "Man" part.

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" - Benjamin Franklin

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" - Benjamin Franklin

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

He wasn't always against the video game market. Dig the trenches of YouTube and you'll see a younger O'Reilly reporting on the "Mario Craze" of the 80's, in a very neutral, balanced manner. When you start to hate something due to more publicity, you can call yourself a tool. All talking heads in the media are.

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

I think his only comments were, "...Nintendo is much more than that. Nintendo is... well, almost the most fun a kid could have." And, "All this is beyond me. I had trouble with Lincoln Logs. Remember Lincoln Logs? I mean that was it for me."

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

O'Reilly should  drink a nice cup of STFU

Never underestimate the power of idiots in large amounts.

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

But... they didn't even show that commercial on US TV. The only one I've been seeing is this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLeZAGLEzcU

O'Reilly needs to stop trolling YouTube for the worst stuff out there and start actually watching TV.

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

Okay, seriously guys. Don't be surprised at anything on fox. They're the ones that air the simpsons, family guy, originally had futurama, and king of the hill (though the last is psuedo-conservative).

Of course, FG is the worst out of all those, at least now.

Anyway, the point is commercials should hit v-chips too, or the show should be rated at the highest (worst) rating shown during its airtime, including commercials. I.E. G rated show has 'suggestive' commercial like one of the axe commercials, it gets rated up for the commercial for that broadcast.

Of course, filtering commercials makes TV stations sad. Ha. XD

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

An episode in The Simpsons explained the dichotomy between the entertainment sector and the news sector of Fox. But I forgot what was said. Anyone care to bring it in?

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

What's so offensive about Heidi Klum's body?

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

He's probably just pissed that she wasn't completely nude.

 

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Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

 I am Bill O'Reilly. Ask me things

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

Why wouldn't you answer my last question?

Who's worse feminists or the ACLU?

If you were a superhero what would you call yourself?

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Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

What makes better pets, penguins or polar bears?

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---------------------------------------------------- Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it's over they have the same positions they started in.

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

Why are you such a douchebag? Seriously.

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

 It is very simple. I say words and republicans are like yay and democrats are like AAAARGH and then I make money.

I also do it to impress Ann Coulter :3

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

LOL Yeah that sounds about right.

Must be hard to say that stuff with a straight face.

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

Why sky´s blue?

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Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

The sky is a flip-flopper. It can't decide what shade of blue it wants to be, and so I reason that the sky is blue because it is filled with liberals

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

*grin*  nice :)

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

I've never seen that commercial. I've only seen the one where she wears a white jacket and no pants (no you can't see lingerie in it).

Personally I think it's a dumb commercial buut that's just me.

Seeing O'Reily shred on guitar hero would make my day though.

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"What for you bury me in the cold cold ground?" - Tasmanian devil

---------------------------------------------------- Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it's over they have the same positions they started in.

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

I don't like the commercial either, but not for the same reasons that Bill does.  Guitar Hero is a great game, one of the best series ever made, and it doesn't need heavy-handed sex to help sell itself.  The whole thing is cheapened as a result, and I found the commercial to be somewhat insulting.

Then again, maybe I'm just channeling my hatred of that no-talent scrubwad she calls a husband.  I'd rather listen to my toilet back up than his music.  I'm also mightily annoyed by people who feel the need to give their children five-part names. (end rant)

"There is no sin except stupidity." - Oscar Wilde

"De minimus non curat lex"

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

"I'm also mightily annoyed by people who feel the need to give their children five-part names. "

Me too.  Six is the minimum.  My daughter has six names.

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

I was insulted by it too. Did they add sex and drugs to guitar hero or is still mainly rock oand roll? I wouldn't expect hard rock cafe to try to use sex to sell itself I'd expect it to use rock and roll (and food).

I really like the song playing in the background and then they use that woman in the foreground as if that's what I really want out of video games and that's just insulting. I would've loved to see like a rock concert in the living room or something like that, but noooooooo.

Hugh Heffner once said that sex sells. He's right but I think he forgot to add that there's a limit on how much you can abuse that principle.

I'm reminded of the burger king ads, and it just occured to me that have those ads not become controversy I would've forgotten about them by now.

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"What for you bury me in the cold cold ground?" - Tasmanian devil

---------------------------------------------------- Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it's over they have the same positions they started in.

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

Don't get me started on Hugh.  My girlfriend's been hooked on "Girls Next Door" since it started.  Those brainless twits make my stomach turn.

"There is no sin except stupidity." - Oscar Wilde

"De minimus non curat lex"

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

Hurrumph! Now take that falafle thing and...

 

-Remember kids, personal responsibility is for losers! -The Buck Stops Here.

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Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

It's fun to hear him whine about this and yet he has a sex scandal from a couple of years ago under his belt. Can you spell Hypocrite Bill?

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

i've only seen the version where she keeps on the white shirt (and it stays buttoned up).

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Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

I love the slide at the beginning :D

 - Warren Lewis

Consumer responsibility is just as important as Corporate responsibility. So, be responsible consumers.

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

I find it particularly telling that he says video games scare him. Really, he just gave away his game there.

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

*Imitates O'Reilly*

"Those nasty nasty pornographic time wasters scare me! Whaaaa!!!!"

 - Warren Lewis

Consumer responsibility is just as important as Corporate responsibility. So, be responsible consumers.

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

Waaaait, wait wait. Are we talking about O'Reilly or Jack Thompson?

Wait! Has anyone ever seen them in the same place at the same time?!

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

I hate that commercial.  She doesn't even pretend to play the game.  She just wiggles around looking good (fingers off the colored fret-buttons).  All hot, NO substance.  No thanks. 

Trying to use that ad to sell the game is just selling to an outdated demographic idea.  Games like Rock Band/ Guitar Hero show a much wider appeal (and gender diverse to boot) than that commecrial gives credit to.  Kind of a throwback to the idea that video games are for juvenille, sexually repressed guys. 

But instead of that valid piece of criticism, the sexually repressed moralist Right Wingnut King (you know, the type that lost the GOP the election), goes after some skin as the problem.

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Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

actually, i've seen a larger demographic split between the Rock Band set and the Guitar Hero set.  GH is aimed at a younger audience than RB is in general.

Guitar Hero (until WT) has been more about selfishness and competition.  Rock Band is about cooperation (everyone must succeed in order for you to win).  both have had a different set of music, RB being more inclusive to a wider audience than GH which focuses on heavy guitar thrashing.

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Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

Fair enough.  But you have to admit the appeal to both sexes that the games hold.

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Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

According to the interview she plays it. and its a commerical. She followed a script. I didn't expect her to be 'actually' playing it.

 - Warren Lewis

Consumer responsibility is just as important as Corporate responsibility. So, be responsible consumers.

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

OK, but she's definitely not even superficially pretending to play the game in the commercial. 

So you are left with the impression that there must be some other reason she's in the commerial right?  Unless you can figure on another reason besides HAWTness, I am left with the idea of the commercial being a terrible throwback to the idea the video games are for sexually frustrated juvenille men.  Which is patently false in the case of social, appealing to a gender diverse demographic, game(s) like GH/RB.

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Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

Eva Longoria's slow-motion jiggletastic run they use to advertise Desparate Housewives any time after 5 p.m. CST is 10 times raunchier than this.

Also, I applaud those women.  More offended by primetime violent TV is something we've been saying for years now.  Saying the game is for teenage boys and young men is a good start to getting out of this "games are for kids" slump.

 

In the end, I think Bill O'Reilly is using this as an excuse to storm Heidi Klum's house.

"That's not ironic. That's justice."

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

Wow a super model is a skank, why is he so surprised?

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

So, he's horribly offended by ths commercial, llike he said, "because he's a guy." But he's got no problem harrassing a lady who wants nothing to do with him.

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

 I've got to say A-Rod dancing around is much much more morally bankrupt.

Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

I never saw that version.  I only saw the version where she keeps her shirt on.

Regardless, if it did come on I would have the same reaction to that version as I did the other version and the one with the male athletes: "Wow, what a lame commercial."  Who is this commercial supposed to appeal to 40+ year olds?  I'm 35 and Bob Segar and Risky Business seem ancient to me.  And why the heck is Tony Hawk wearing a helmet in that commercial?  He just looks like an idiot.

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Re: Bill O'Reilly Whines About Heidi Klum's Guitar Hero

 Honestly I think they did it so that people would realize who it was incase they couldn't recognize him. Or maybe Tony Hawk is such a crazy guitar hero drummer he needs to keep his helmet on.

 
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