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Published:August 29th, 2014 11:35 EST
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Change.Org Petition Seeks to Ban Life Alert Commercials: Video

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A new Change.org petition is aiming to get medical alert system manufacturing Life Alert to pull its new commercials from airwaves for being too scary.

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The controversial ad portrays an eerily empty house, with slow, heavily filtered tracking shots and emotionally manipulative sound effects. The camera ominously creeps toward a flight of basement stairs, as an elderly woman desperately cries out for help while her neighbor in the seemingly affluent area obliviously plays with two dogs and the mailman."

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If this commercial were a movie it would be rated " R" for pure unmitigated terror.

This commercial has given me nightmares; I wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat screaming: I`ve Fallen and I Can`t Get Up!

I`m afraid that when I get old I will fall down a flight of stairs and slowly die from starvation and my painful injuries, and I don`t even have any freaking stairs in my house.

For God`s sake people, sign the Change.org petition, let`s get this horrible commercial banned from the airwaves.


Read more: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2014/08/28/Changeorg-petition-seeks-to-ban-traumatic-Life-Alert-commercials/4481409248160/#ixzz3Bn7iJwHl

Photo Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

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