Wednesday, 29 April 2009

People with far too much time on their hands

Have been making complaints about adverts.

Complaints about Barnardo's or Volkswagen's shaking dog advert are kind of expected, but some of these are just ridiculous.

8. WALKERS SNACK FOODS LTD - 130 COMPLAINTS

A TV ad for Walkers crisps featuring ex-footballer Gary Lineker was deemed offensive for a scene in which a bus drives under a bridge and has its top deck ripped off.

Some of those who complained said it may upset people who had experienced such accidents.


...and even more ridiculous....

9. SPECSAVERS OPTICAL CARE - 123 COMPLAINTS

There were complaints for the use of footage of French singer Edith Piaf singing her signature song Je Ne Regrette Rien with subtitles making it appear that she "should have gone to Specsavers".

Many of those who complained felt it trivialised the tragic life of the French singer.


How on earth can people even think of finding an advert like that offensive? Even the people who sit at home getting offended on other people's behalf would have problems.

God, some people.

4 comments:

Obnoxio The Clown said...

Twats!

AngryDave said...

Maybe they should watch the 'swift cover' ads and follow the advice given and "get a life".

bristolmoose said...

You can't. It's misleading.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8023358.stm

Public Scrutiny said...

Modern consent consists of who has enough time on their hands to complain