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Topic # 145511 20-May-2014 11:07
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A story on Stuff, Telecom have had to remove the TV Ad for Spotify deal (Big Hands ad \ throwing a TV) because someone complained.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/business/10063184/Telecom-pinged-for-TV-throwing-ad

That to me seems like PC gone mad.


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  Reply # 1048676 20-May-2014 11:24
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The ad was supposed to make fun of the debauched antics of rock stars, but backfired on the mobile company when a viewer complained to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) it promoted unsafe behaviour because people might do the same.


By the same token, can we have the complainer removed, because their example of being a complete moron might make others also be complete morons? This is ridiculous.




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  Reply # 1048682 20-May-2014 11:27
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i wonder if anyone complained about the new giganair ad...

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  Reply # 1048686 20-May-2014 11:30
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people might do the same....

So by that logic EVERY crime program on TV as well as the news should be banned as well in case people copy.
sigh....




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  Reply # 1048687 20-May-2014 11:30
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thats abit over the top.....




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  Reply # 1048688 20-May-2014 11:32
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No, the fact that they upheld it is the bigger problem. People will always complain. Although the problem in NZ is that people do tend to emulate these things. That was the reason why the power rangers program got banned when at today's standards it is very mild.

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  Reply # 1048692 20-May-2014 11:37
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Thank goodness for this, every time an Advertisement is removed we win.




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  Reply # 1048700 20-May-2014 11:41
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They let a baby drive a car and take his baby girlfriend to the beach in a car ad...

And I thought this thread was about Giga-naire. Disappointed.

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  Reply # 1048712 20-May-2014 11:54
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hangon: i wonder if anyone complained about the new giganair ad...


They did, claiming it was racist:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/10002825/Telecom-cops-flak-over-racist-ad


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  Reply # 1048775 20-May-2014 13:06
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wasabi2k:
hangon: i wonder if anyone complained about the new giganair ad...


They did, claiming it was racist:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/10002825/Telecom-cops-flak-over-racist-ad



If I could be bothered Id formally complain about it being flat out SH*T!

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  Reply # 1048779 20-May-2014 13:12

They don't have to remove the ad, the ASA hold no legally binding authority.

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  Reply # 1048782 20-May-2014 13:14
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KiwiNZ: Thank goodness for this, every time an Advertisement is removed we win.

 

How do you work that out??




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  Reply # 1048799 20-May-2014 13:47
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I guess I'm the only one who fails to associate that with being a rockstar..

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  Reply # 1048804 20-May-2014 13:51
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old3eyes:
KiwiNZ: Thank goodness for this, every time an Advertisement is removed we win.

How do you work that out??


One less annoying Ad on TV 3,000 to go




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  Reply # 1048809 20-May-2014 13:56
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KiwiNZ:
old3eyes:
KiwiNZ: Thank goodness for this, every time an Advertisement is removed we win.

How do you work that out??


One less annoying Ad on TV 3,000 to go


Tivo solves that :)

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WyleECoyoteNZ: ... PC gone mad. 


I find your statement offensive.  It would be preferable to use the term "non neurotypical".

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