As Twitchy reported recently, the U.S. Army decided it could one-up the CIA for wokeness in its recruitment ads. The Army’s ad is animated, Disney-style, and traces the life story of one of its soliders, deciding that participating in Pride marches with her two moms as a kid taught her all about fighting for freedom at a young age (FWEEDOM!). They even slipped in the lesbian wedding for reasons that aren’t fully clear.
A lot of people thought Russia and China must be looking at the U.S. and laughing. But Russian army recruitment ads are no laughing matter, aren’t animated, and don’t seem to care a lot about LGBTQ marches.
Russian army ad vs US army ad
— Pardes Seleh (@PardesSeleh) May 19, 2021
Pick your fighter😳 pic.twitter.com/12wSotyDKA
— Pardes Seleh (@PardesSeleh) May 19, 2021
Russians are building a military focused on killing people and breaking things. We're apparently building a military focused on being capable of explaining microaggressions and critical race theory to Afghan Tribesmen.
— John Hawkins (@johnhawkinsrwn) May 19, 2021
Most of your military activities will still be outsourced to Private Military Contractors, not the US Army. US Army will only be made in charge of Social Justice.
And PMCs have strong hetero men!
— Rohit Kumar Jha 🇮🇳 (@blackholesmerge) May 19, 2021
I get the feeling that 90% of modern US Army ads really try hard to portray it as bright and colorful. I feel this will end poorly when these people enter combat.
— RinAldrin (@RinAldrin_Lives) May 19, 2021
Oh lord US is screwed.
— Priyal (@priyal_says) May 19, 2021
"It begins in California…" pic.twitter.com/aPT2X0hpas
— Birb 🐦 (@birb249) May 19, 2021
That was your first warning.
UC Davis graduate – checks out.
— Palmer Eldritch (@martymalt) May 19, 2021
If she finished top of her class, why would she enlist in the army? I mean, at least go for ROTC and go in as an officer.
— Gabe_Storm (@Gabe_Storm) May 19, 2021
Might as well just forfeit now…but maybe the space force will protect us from the UFOs.
— CGallMD (@GallaherCaren) May 19, 2021
Thank God we have more and up to date firepower
— Michael Pittman (@Michael8Pittman) May 19, 2021
Red Dawn only we just go ahead and invite them over.
— The Delusional Gentleman (@TheMadGargoyle) May 19, 2021
Russians vs. Girl boss
— Nicholas San Juan (@NicholasSanJua2) May 19, 2021
We must protect her moms!!!
— Corporate Studio Corporation (@CorporateStudi2) May 19, 2021
I don't speak Russian so is it possible the narration for the Russian ad says he's doing it all for his two moms?
— MCs be frontin (@MCs_be_frontin) May 19, 2021
I think he is saying he is fighting against microagressions
— orihalori✡ (@orihalori) May 19, 2021
I can't tell if this is parody, or if this is actually the real thing. 😂
— ¿ Not Diego ? 🔴⚫ (@AfflictionHex) May 19, 2021
Holy fuck I thought it was just internet memes… those ads are real!?
— Quantum Balance (@vggrs_prime) May 19, 2021
We can’t guarantee the Russian ad is real, but the U.S. one certainly is, and joins four other animated life stories on the official website.
The edgy Russian ad at least communicates that military service isn't a happy fun barbecue while still trying to sell it.
— balls (@balls29251973) May 19, 2021
The US make the army look like a pageant
— Phosphorus (@always_kingsley) May 19, 2021
We will be destroyed.
— Robert Helpmann (@HartEamon) May 19, 2021
When the Russians and the Americans face off in some Central European country pic.twitter.com/8paphDRxOQ
— Cyber Pen (@synthwavepen) May 19, 2021
how China doesn’t just roll over us is beyond me. a little more toxic masculinity and toxic feminity and a little less veggie tales
— Robert Hawthorne (@mediarecruiter) May 19, 2021
we are so soft🥴
— Chris McFarland (@cmcfarland936) May 19, 2021
As a former US Army Recruiter there are no words!!
— Unapologetic 🇺🇸 (@jimwilbur) May 19, 2021
It's pathetic and shameful. Not the military we used to be. Hard to be proud of this 😢 😢. Our military deserves better representation than this crap.
— Jessica Lynne (@CountryChristi4) May 19, 2021
So embarrassing to be us right now
— Dogeo Paddy OMalley (@paddy_omalley) May 19, 2021
Imagine the levels and levels of bureaucracy that U.S. ad had to go through to end up on the Army’s website. The chief diversity officers hold a lot of power.
New animated Army recruiting ad is even more woke than the CIA’s, features lesbian wedding for some reason https://t.co/c6RhhJybtR
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 13, 2021