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Dewar’s New “Meet The Baron” Commercial Draws Criticism, Requests For Removal

Dewar's Meet The BaronGoodbye, Claire Forlani. Hello, The Baron. Oh, and hello controversy too. Yep, it appears that Dewar’s has released a new commercial and it’s already drawing a great deal of criticism. In Dewar’s commercial, titled “Meet The Baron,” a man and his trusted sidekick are seen dodging a number of ill occurrences during their time spent together. At one point in the commercial the narrator goes on to commend The Baron as he states, “He wouldn’t just take a bullet for ya, he’d be the one throwing himself on the explosives.” As the narrator reads that particular line, a full-figured woman appears in the shot and is immediately met by The Baron who seems to “take a bullet for” his companion by entertaining this woman.

I’m sure men, likely Dewar’s target audience, found the commercial absolutely hilarious mildly funny. But as a woman who’s far from a size two I can see where some may find the commercial offensive. It pokes fun of full-size women and I’m pretty sure that cornball tactic was relegated to D-list comedians and not spirits brands…guess not.
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So Who’s The Mystery Woman In These New Dewar’s Scotch Whisky Commercials?

I’m not sure if it’s her bold Scottish accent or the fact that she’s able to make the twisting open of a bottle of whisky sound a lot like the breaking of bones, but the woman featured in Dewar’s Scotch Whisky’s latest commercials seems to be one bad mama jama. While writing this little blurb I was of course doing some research to find out who exactly the actress featured in Dewar’s various commercials is and all Google-assisted clues have led me to British actress Claire Forlani. Here’s the link to her IMDB page if you want the 4-1-1 on our leading lady. I have to admit that I am a little disappointed to find out that that “bold Scottish accent” I mentioned earlier isn’t as genuine as I had imagined, but regardless it’s still an interesting ad campaign on behalf of Dewar’s.