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  Reply # 1024675 14-Apr-2014 08:30
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Which Italians were you thinking of? Neapolitans think most other areas don't know how to make decent pizza buut you will find a big variation. Put more than 1 Italian in a room and you'll get an argument about whose region or grandmother knows best. ]

 True but none of them would put rabbit on a pizza.
Or BBQ chicken.
Or peri-peri.
Or prawns and feta.
And definitely not pineapple.
Or any of those other abominations NZ pizza places call pizza.

From Wiki:
In Italy, there was a bill before Parliament in 2002 to safeguard the traditional Italian pizza specifying permissible ingredients and methods of processing (e.g., excluding frozen pizzas). Only pizzas which followed these guidelines could be called "traditional Italian pizzas" in Italy.

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  Reply # 1024680 14-Apr-2014 08:47
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It's pretty effective at removing the thought that meat comes in styrofoam packs at the supermarket

And Hells Pizza seems to subscribe to the no such thing as bad publicity school of thought

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1026303 16-Apr-2014 15:59
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The advertising standards authority have had more complaints about Hell Pizza than any other company, ever.
I forget who their initial agency was but it is certainly their wish to create as much discussion as possible.
personally I'd rather they focus on "clever" advertising rather than putting condoms in the mail, which they did with their meatlovers pizza back in 2008, but most agencies will tell you that an ad that gets pulled is considered a huge success.


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  Reply # 1026304 16-Apr-2014 16:00
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turnin: The advertising standards authority have had more complaints about Hell Pizza than any other company, ever.
I forget who their initial agency was but it is certainly their wish to create as much discussion as possible.
personally I'd rather they focus on "clever" advertising rather than putting condoms in the mail, which they did with their meatlovers pizza back in 2008, but most agencies will tell you that an ad that gets pulled is considered a huge success.



They've published a book on it, actually.  To be quite honest, most of the complaints were frigging ridiculous.

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  Reply # 1026362 16-Apr-2014 18:37
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turnin: The advertising standards authority have had more complaints about Hell Pizza than any other company, ever.
I forget who their initial agency was but it is certainly their wish to create as much discussion as possible.
personally I'd rather they focus on "clever" advertising rather than putting condoms in the mail, which they did with their meatlovers pizza back in 2008, but most agencies will tell you that an ad that gets pulled is considered a huge success.



And who ends up paying for that? The taxpayer? 

I see that stuff have written a story about it, only took that a week to get up to speed http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9949727/Bunny-billboard-causes-offence  

 


From the story it looks like they were expecting people not to be happy about it.

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  Reply # 1026366 16-Apr-2014 18:50
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"Hell Pizza general manager Ben Cumming said the company had not set out to offend people."

Lol, I call BS with the mock-innocence in this line.




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  Reply # 1026409 16-Apr-2014 19:38
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Real good Pizza I had it last night. The board is just marketing. Marketing that gets people talking is doing its job. They have not broken any laws the rabbit is a pest in NZ so its a NON issue.

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shrub: Real good Pizza I had it last night. The board is just marketing. Marketing that gets people talking is doing its job. They have not broken any laws the rabbit is a pest in NZ so its a NON issue.

In reality I assume Hell's supply of rabbit for the pizza comes from an indoor caged factory farm.

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  Reply # 1026470 16-Apr-2014 21:56
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shrub: Real good Pizza I had it last night. The board is just marketing. Marketing that gets people talking is doing its job. They have not broken any laws the rabbit is a pest in NZ so its a NON issue.

 

But are they using wild rabbits that are pests, or are they specially farmed ones? 



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shrub: Real good Pizza I had it last night. The board is just marketing. Marketing that gets people talking is doing its job. They have not broken any laws the rabbit is a pest in NZ so its a NON issue.

But are they using wild rabbits that are pests, or are they specially farmed ones? 


I would assume farmed. Who knows what wild rabbit has in it. Its Wild!!!

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  Reply # 1026515 16-Apr-2014 23:47
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mattwnz:
turnin: The advertising standards authority have had more complaints about Hell Pizza than any other company, ever.
I forget who their initial agency was but it is certainly their wish to create as much discussion as possible.
personally I'd rather they focus on "clever" advertising rather than putting condoms in the mail, which they did with their meatlovers pizza back in 2008, but most agencies will tell you that an ad that gets pulled is considered a huge success.



And who ends up paying for that? The taxpayer? 

I see that stuff have written a story about it, only took that a week to get up to speed http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9949727/Bunny-billboard-causes-offence  

From the story it looks like they were expecting people not to be happy about it.


The ASA is an industry self-enforcement body.  Taxpayers do not fund it - in fact the existence of the ASA, funded by the industry itself, prevents this sort of thing needing to be a taxpayer funded government body.

So, who pays for it?  Actually, the advertising agencies themselves.

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  Reply # 1026517 16-Apr-2014 23:49
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Kyanar:

So, who pays for it?  Actually, the advertising agencies themselves.


That's good then, guess they get their moneys worth out of it. Although ultimately consumers would be paying at the end of the day, as they pay for the products, which pays for the advertising etc.

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  Reply # 1026614 17-Apr-2014 09:07
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Absolutely hilarious!

Reminds me of a country pub in the UK I used to go to sometimes which had "Watership Down Pie" on the menu (sold with the line "You've read the book and seen the film - now eat the cast!"!) and "Bambi & Thumper Pie" also!





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  Reply # 1026962 17-Apr-2014 16:02
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See no problem with it, but even if it offends you, so what? Show me where the universe guarantees you the right to not be offended? Unless we live in a fascist utopia where everyone thinks the same, inevitably there will be differences of opinion that lead to people being offended.

To quote Salman Rushdie "There is no right in the world not to be offended. That right simply doesn’t exist. In a free society, an open society, people have strong opinions, and these opinions very often clash." 






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  Reply # 1026964 17-Apr-2014 16:03
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TimA:
mattwnz:
shrub: Real good Pizza I had it last night. The board is just marketing. Marketing that gets people talking is doing its job. They have not broken any laws the rabbit is a pest in NZ so its a NON issue.

But are they using wild rabbits that are pests, or are they specially farmed ones? 


I would assume farmed. Who knows what wild rabbit has in it. Its Wild!!!


I read something that all the rabbit meat was from south island culls, so quite literally wild pest rabbits.






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