Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for public service announcements that aim to discourage kids from doing drugs. And I think it’s great when an athlete gets involved and supports initiatives like this. So when you see Magic Johnson involved it’s obviously a good thing. Plus seeing him in 1987 with the amazing goatee in the prime of his career is even cooler. But watch this video and check out the last 5 seconds.
I mean aside from Magic’s poor acting skills which is excusable because he’s an athlete not an actor, doesn’t it look like rather than just giving a kind of pat on the head to this kid it’s more of a caress? Watch it more than once. It’s pretty hilarious. I guess in 1987 this is OK but I have a strong feeling that in today’s world this commercial would make it to the top of social media charts in a matter of minutes.
Enjoy the video.