Last month I declared a grudging respect for this bling-glorifying ad from Dolce & Gabbana and Motorola. At the time, I didn’t consider the possibility that some people would take offence at the ad.
Once again I have underestimated the stupidity of the great British public because, yes, 160 numpties have wailed that the ad “condoned knife-related violence and glamorised sexual violence.”
Brand Republic reports that As well as being condemned for condoning knife-related violence, and particularly glamorising sexual violence, the ad was also accused of being "offensive and irresponsible".
The ASA rejected the complaints.
Without going too deep into the psychological frailties of unsophisticated ad numpties, one would assume that they are making several intellectual (in the loosest definition of the word) leaps between the imagery in the ad, and a trigger for mentally challenged individuals to aquire a sharp object and slash the face of the nearest stylish camp-looking middle-aged male passerby.
I have therefore recruited a passing ad numpty to provide an opinion on the following selection of press ads that have recently featured on CMM News:
Will encourage small boys to mutilate moths and staple them to Action Man bodies. Possibility of electrocution of little sisters when same naughty boys plug Barbie into the mains.
Tags: Morons; Press / outdoor ads; Violence