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Offline BristolUK

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Im almost ashamed to post this
« on: April 28, 2012, 09:42:38 AM »
From Britain's Daily Mail

TV viewers complain about ‘overly sexual’ cartoon ad of women with large breasts on prime time

Nice attention getting headline.

In outraged fashion, it goes on:

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The 30-second promotion for insurance company confused.com has so far sparked (blanked) complaints from outraged members of the public who say it is too overly sexual.
Cartoon characters with large breasts in skimpy bikinis are shown jumping up and down in slow motion to the Village People’s YMCA song - while another woman’s short dress rides up to expose her pink knickers.

I've blanked out the number complaints for now.

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But the ASA, which investigated the firm’s ad, has refused to take any action - despite the backlash from viewers.

The Advertising Standards Authority is a sort of watchdog for advertising checking on offence, accuracy, that sort of thing. (Canada could do with one or, if there is one, a better one)

So here's the ad. Scroll straight down a few inches if you dare. It's above the comments.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2136149/TV-viewers-complain-overly-sexual-cartoon-ad-women-large-breasts-prime-time.html


How many complaints?

37. And even some of those were complaints about the "points" promotion.

And the Mail makes big news about the outrage.  ::) A backlash. 37 people. Out of millions of viewers.

I don't know whether I'm more ashamed at 37 people or the newspaper for making an issue out of it.


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Offline Jesso Yewno

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Re: Im almost ashamed to post this
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2012, 05:33:49 PM »
Perhaps those 37 were of a faith spreading like wildfire across the world.
I wouldn't want them to take this as a slam against them,,,but  ;)

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Re: Im almost ashamed to post this
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012, 08:01:46 PM »
ASA?....Sounds like a tough pill to swallow.
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2012, 12:21:01 AM »
ASA?....Sounds like a tough pill to swallow.

81mg tough!! :D
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