Those are poppies, right? Or some sort of wildflower? I think I should be bothered as both a woman and a Californian.
Teleflora is sending apologies and coupon codes to those bothered by the bad-mouthing flower ad that ran during the Super Bowl. According to Jezebel, however, the ad is still on the front page of their site. And, there are more! (Click the above link.)
I'm not sure the ads even send the message the company thinks they send.
Also, I have received flowers in box - several times - and I don't recall ever being offended by them (literally or figuratively).
One ad depicts a new mom receving crapbox flowers from her coworkers that say "hello baby, goodbye promotion," and gleefully explain how everyone back at the company is stealing her big projects. If that were the case, wouldn't they send reallllly nice flowers?
My mom thought the ad was funny. I missed it when it aired originally and have only seen the recaps (and rants) online.