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Obama’s Notorious ‘First Time’ Ad Ripped Off From Australia?

Written By : Warner Todd Huston
November 3, 2012

You might recall the Obama political ad a few weeks ago that featured a practically unknown Hollywood “celebrity” talking about her “first time” in a video ad? The ad eventually revealed that her “first time” wasn’t her first time having sex, but was her first time voting for President. This ad was hailed as innovative and new. Turns out it was just a rip off of a 2010 ad from the Australian elections.

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The ad featured Z list celebrity Lena Dunham, a young woman that has done a few things in the entertainment industry but is largely unknown. The ad starts out with Mz. Dunham saying, “Your first time shouldn’t be with just anybody” and goes on to portray the girl talking about how your “first” should be a man that cares about women, etc. As the ad rolls on you begin to realize that this girl is talking about voting, not sex.

Now, one thing about this idiotic ad that makes no sense. Mz. Dunham is 26-years-old. If she is talking about her “first time” voting now, why didn’t she vote for Obama only four years ago? She was of age to vote. Why is this her first time if she thinks voting is so darn important?

Anyway, that aside, this ad was hailed as a great new idea. But, as it turns out, it isn’t new at all. It was simply copied from an ad made by an Australian Green Party candidate named Sarah Hanson-Young.

In her video, Hanson-Young says things like “Your first time is a precious gift. Don’t waste it. Don’t give it away to just anyone. Be safe,” before she goes on to talk about the 2010 election for which her video was created.

Obama’s video is hardly “new” or “innovative” and is instead just a pale rehash of someone else’s work.

Kind of like his whole presidency.

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