Microsoft's 'Sexist' Xbox One Ad Stirs Controversy

 

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Microsoft put together an online letter template to help men ask their significant others for Xbox One consoles — either as a holiday gift or requesting permission to get the system for the household

The ad tries to be cute with the thinking an "explanation (and a little sucking up)" will get the woman to budge. But some see the effort as sexist and enforcing gender stereotypesThe letter, which can be personalized and shared via social media or email, lists various reasons why the console would benefit "you and me — together and apart, but mostly together."

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