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Lack Of Condoms Keeping You From Vacation? This Hotels.com Ad Thinks So

By Shenae Curry

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In today’s social media climate, it’s sometimes hard to tell who’s genuine and who’s jealous.

In their most recent commercial, Hotels.com, known for their quirky Captain Obvious, calls out the haters.

In the ad, released late last year, two women are seen bundled up at the park with their kids. Their mutual “friend” posts a picture of herself posing at a resort poolside on a warm weather vacation. One mother sarcastically responds aloud while typing: “Wow, so happy for you! Smiley face emoji.” Then Captain Obvious responds: “Funny how the words you type don’t reveal the jealousy you actually feel.” She replies to him with the famous tagline, “Thanks, Captain Obvious.”

But the jokes don’t stop there…

One of the women then wonders how it is that they’re here and she’s there. Captain Obvious looks around at one child on the swings and the other in a stroller and responds “Condoms.”

Though the commercial was released late last year but has recently gone viral due to a repost on TicToc and Twitter.

Of course, while some people find the ad funny, some have taken offense saying the ad is insensitive to children. Humor can be subjective but at least we can all agree that we need more vacations.

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