Tubi’s Super Bowl Ad Prank Reportedly Led To A Woman Breaking Up With Her Boyfriend Over His Scary Reaction To It
If you were watching the Super Bowl LVII waiting for Rihanna, like I was, then you may have seen a Tubi commercial. The ad pretended to switch channels from the big game to Tubi’s interface, and some people–who I guess don’t know whether or not they subscribe to Tubi–got angry at the people around them, thinking they were being screwed over during the Super Bowl. It got dark for one woman who says she’s now left her partner after he went ballistic. Never trust a man who gets physically insane over a sporting event on TV or listens to Joe Rogan–and the overlap of those two demographics is like 99%.
If you don’t remember the Tubi ad, here’s the whole 15-seconds of it that launched an adult man into an immediate frenzy:
Upworthy says that in a Reddit posting that was later deleted, an unnamed 23-year-old woman told the alleged story of how her 25-year-old boyfriend, who she had been dating for a year and living with for a few months, basically showed her the domestic violence starter kit after he thought that she was fucking with the TV:
“My boyfriend thought I was the one changing the channel and began screaming at me violently, calling me things that I don’t even want to write down… Even as I told him it was a commercial he ignored me and kept blowing up at me and punched a hole in our living room wall… He eventually realized what actually happened and awkwardly apologized but I was so disgusted over his reaction to a 15-second commercial… I feel like if you can’t keep your anger in check and get that violent over something so small I don’t want to be around for it. We’d been together for over a year, living together for the past 2 months and I’ve known him to get angry at things sometimes but this really took me off guard and I can’t forget how unsafe I felt around him during this.”
She claims she left their home and went to see her parents, who told her she was overreacting:
“I left him a note telling him how I felt and that I didn’t think we were going to work out long term… He’s been messaging and calling me repeatedly. My parents told me that I’m overreacting since he had a bit to drink and the Super Bowl gets everyone riled up but I don’t feel I am. I don’t think it’s normal to be that angry.”
Thankfully, the comments were on this woman’s side and told her her parents were insane:
“Jfc, that ad is not even 10 seconds long. It only took him that much to insult you and punch a wall, ultimately destroying your mutual trust? Yikes, that’s scary. You deserve much better than that, mad respect for standing your own ground,” wrote Reddit user itsOkami.
“”When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” – Maya Angelou. Believe him, he’s got an impressive collection of red flags,” wrote Marlievey.
“Definitely not an overreaction at all! My partner and I watched the same commercial, and we thought one of us was sitting on the remote. When we finally realized it was a commercial, we laughed at how dumb we were and moved on… The fact that something that small triggered that intense of a reaction out of your (hopefully) ex is a red flag the size of fucking Texas. You did the right thing, and you are right to protect yourself if you feel unsafe. This is coming from someone who was in an abusive relationship before I met my husband. Trust and believe when I say, the abuse didn’t happen overnight. He, in a fckked up way, did you a favor flipping out like that. Cause you just got a preview of what was to come later down the line.”
Um, and women are called the “emotional” ones? This woman should trade mess of a boyfriend in for a cat. Because a cat would never destroy a wall and lose it over that Tubi commercial. If anything, a cat would slow clap at Tubi’s trolling since cats have perfected the “change the channel” prank (aka stepping on the remote while you’re watching your stories).