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Courtney Stodden Stars in Worst Ad of 2012 So Far Plays a mermaid in parody spot

[Note: This is not a real FreeCreditScore.com ad. See update below.]
     Jezebel's writers can be a little overly sensitive, but they're right to heap abuse on this Courtney Stodden ad for freecreditreport.com, because it's just aggressively stupid. The "I'm so wet" line makes no sense, which the article points out. Plus, how do you even catch a mermaid with a fish hook. Plus, Stodden doesn't turn 18 until August, meaning the natural reaction male viewers might have is still technically a felony. That didn't stop her chickenhawk husband, of course (incidentally, he was the weaselly prison guard in The Green Mile), but it still sent a horrible douche chill up my spine. This ad makes GoDaddy look upscale.
     UPDATE: FreeCreditScore.com tells AdFreak in a statement: "Ms. Stodden's video is a parody on an assignment that FreeCreditScore.com initiated with PopTent. While we appreciate Ms. Stodden's enthusiasm and interpretation of the assignment, FreeCreditScore.com had no involvement in the creation or funding of her video, nor was her video approved by FreeCreditScore.com."

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