Student Designs Netflix Ads That Punish People With Spoilers if they Don’t Stay Home
Warning: Spoilers ahead. After growing tired of people continuously ignoring quarantine regulations, a pair of advertizing students decided to design Netflix adverts that give away major TV show spoilers. Keep scrolling to read more about this evil genius, and to see some examples of their finest work...
Amid this devastating COVID-19 pandemic, there is one major rule that people are being asked to abide by...
Stay. At. Home.
It couldn't be simpler.
The virus, which has been spreading across the globe at an alarming rate, is caught primarily through human contact, such as hand-shaking, coughing and sneezing, and kissing.
So, in a last-ditch attempt to halt the spread of the potentially deadly virus...
World leaders all across the globe have imposed lockdowns upon their countries.
Millions of people now remain isolated within their homes...
With strict regulations in place as to when and for how long they can go outdoors.
And, here in America...
Twenty-three different states have issued stay-at-home orders, asking residents to stay put and go out only for essential services like buying food and medicine.
Over the weekend, President Trump extended these orders even further.
Federal guidelines on social distancing have been prolonged until April 30th, as the President warned that the coronavirus “could reach as many as 200,000 in the US” if the lockdown isn’t extended.
Things are getting serious.
So now, more than ever, it is of the utmost importance to listen to our government’s advice and stay at home.
Yet, despite these new lockdown regulations in place across the vast majority of our country...
Many people are having a rather difficult time actually staying at home.
There are still so many people going about their day-to-day lives as though nothing has changed.
Instead of quarantining, numerous people have been spotted gathering with friends and socializing as they would do without a pandemic tearing across the globe.
We all heard about the Spring Breakers in Florida...
Earlier this month, people were horrified to see footage of beaches in Miami packed out with excitable party-goers, all happily ignoring the stay-at-home orders recently imposed by the government.
And even today, more and more stories of people simply ignoring these regulations have been circulating on the internet...
So a pair of advertizing students decided to do something about it.
These students envisioned a rather catastrophic advertising ploy that could keep people firmly inside their homes...
Spoiling the endings of their favorite Netflix shows.
It's evil genius, isn't it?
The fake adverts were created by Seine Kongruangkit and Matithorn Prachuabmoh Chaimoungkalo, known as Brave, of the Miami Ad School Europe in Hamburg, Germany, according to Forbes.
The students are originally from Thailand...
And they were inspired after noticing, upon returning to their home country, that the Thai government hadn’t effectively stressed the dangers of the pandemic to the public.
So they decided to get creative.
“The best way to stop the spread of Covid-19 is to #staythef***home, but some people still think it’s okay to go out and chill, spoiling it for us all,” the spec ad reads. “So we took an extreme measure: we spoil their favorite Netflix shows.” Here are some examples of their finest work…
If ruining the ending of Stranger Things isn't enough to keep people at home, I don't know what is.
And if you still haven’t watched the 4th season of Stranger Things… I’m so sorry.
The students photoshopped the idea into real-life scenarios...
In an attempt to finally scare people from leaving their homes.
Some of the spoilers were total savagery...
They didn’t hold back, even with the final episode of Love is Blind, which is bound to ruffle plenty of feathers.
And, their campaign was pulled off so expertly...
People believed that Netflix had actually commissioned the adverts themselves. “Don’t get me wrong, we knew it’s a beautiful idea from the start and that it should at least get a chance to be presented to an agency or best, the client, but our goal was to help create a piece of communication that could really make a change,” Chaimoungkalo explained, who didn’t expect the project to be so successful.
A social media user posted the student's ingenious vision onto Twitter...
Where they quickly went viral, racking up over 90,000 retweets and 300,000 likes.
But many poor souls found their favorite shows being ruined for them...
Even though they have remained safely quarantined in their homes. Now that’s true heartbreak. If you’re currently self-isolating and want to start a series that hasn’t been spoiled for you, keep scrolling to see the best TV shows and movies to binge on Netflix…
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, there have been some heartwarming acts of kindness across the globe.
So, before we get into Robert Kraft’s gesture, let’s have a look at some of the amazing things people have been doing to help.
Let's kick off with donations.
Several celebrities have been donating money to coronavirus relief efforts to try and help find a cure for the virus.
Legendary fashion designer, Ralph Lauren, donated a generous $10 million last week.
But, of course, that wasn’t all. The fashion brand also announced that it is also preparing to produce medical-grade protective materials such as gowns and masks for frontline healthcare workers. WWD reports that the brand is working with its U.S. team to create 25,000 isolation gowns and 250,000 masks.
L.A. Clippers owner, Steve Ballmer, has pledged $25 million.
The former Microsoft executive made the donation on behalf of himself and his wife.
Even Kylie Jenner has also done her bit to help.
Kylie Jenner donated the sum of $1 million dollars to help fight coronavirus. Her money will go towards providing face masks and other essential equipment.
Some celebs have come up with more creative ways to raise money.
Elton John hosted a benefit concert, titled iHeart Living Room Concert For America, on Sunday featuring a ton of famous faces performing from their homes including Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys, Sam Smith, and Lizzo. As per the BBC, the amount raised from the event was not immediately revealed, but Procter & Gamble gave $500,000, which was also matched by Fox.
But of course, it's not just celebs who have been making a difference...
Organizations, companies, and of course, ordinary people have also been mucking in.
One man turned his school bus into a delivery truck for Food for Kids.
“They delivered 10,000 meals Friday. Made my day.”
Pay it forward.
This is such an amazing idea.
Helping kids stay creative.
“We delivered two dozen creativity bags before our Facebook post exploded. Now we have 700+ requests and cannot continue to self-fund. These bags are designed for low-income families with kids between 4 – 11 years old. They include activity books, crayons, pencils, pipe cleaners, construction paper, play-doh, stickers, and more. Each bag has a variety of items to keep your kids engaged,” their page reads.
Even the smallest of gestures can go a long way.
Motivational messages and rainbows have been popping up on sidewalks and windows across the globe.
The latest move in a bid to tackle the virus comes from Patriots owner, Robert Kraft...
Kraft reportedly negotiated with several people around the globe to get the vital protective masks frontline medical workers so desperately need.
And once he finally struck up a deal...
He sent the team’s jet over to China, where it was loaded with 1.2 million N95 masks.
But this wasn't actually supposed to happen...
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker had previously secured 1.7 million masks through manufacturers in China, but there was no way of transporting them out of the country.
This was when Patriots COO Jonathan Kraft had the idea of using the team plane to transport the goods.
But, of the 1.7 million masks ordered, only 1.2 million could fit on the Boeing 767 – designed to carry people, rather than cargo.
The remaining masks are reportedly going to be delivered to the U.S. shortly.
According to the WSJ, the Kraft family paid nearly $2 million – equating to around half the cost – for the masks.
And reactions to the move have been strong.
Many have been praising Kraft for the gesture.
And many are calling for more billionaires to step up and do the same.
Of course, many have been reluctant to praise Kraft, but it’s hard to deny that this move will help a lot of people.
Although others aren't quite as sure...
Several people began raising concerns over the fact that the masks may be contaminated.
Some said that they think the masks should be cleaned before being handed out.
For more on the pandemic, keep scrolling to check out a list of all the celebs trying to cheer us up. Just wait until you see the video of John Legend…