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Date: 04 March 2014
Today's Topic: Ads You'll Never See Again
Triggers: My friend who sends me funny emails
My Grump: We all know that political correctness has gone mad and taken over the UK, but some of these ads are actually quite offensive, even comically offensive. Ads that show children playing with guns, or husbands spanking their wives, women put in their place or made to look dumb, and cigarettes that make you athletic (???) and manly. Patronising or what? None of these, you'd think, would get past the regulators nowadays, would they?
Actually, is it really that different now? It's not acceptable to be shown putting a woman down, or depicting her as an underclass, but I think the roles are reversed and advertising now shows the bloke as the dumb knucklehead in the kitchen not knowing which side to butter the bread, or crashing around in a supermarket, or chasing after the successful female with the right perfume.
Please share your thoughts below, thank you.