Friday, April 15, 2011

Smells rotten to me

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) banned this TV ad in Britain based on 13 complaints.



Apparently, the practice of kowtowing to bully extremists is slithering across the globe.

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22 comments:

Mrs. C said...

Bizarre--and yet Mrs. Brown and the Boys runs freely on BBC One...I do not get it. I thought we Americans were the Puritans.

Vince said...

To be honest I don't see a problem regarding drugs. But if Mary Whitehouse was alive the simulated sex with a spirit would have driven her round the twist.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Whitehouse

P.S. how have you linked IN the comment section. I can do it in the body of the blog. But I've no clue how in the comment

Anonymous said...

Next time maybe she should just have a Yuengling.

RJ

Bill said...

What's Dopium? Anyway, she should be on Dancing With The Stars.

Ms Amanda said...

Is it perfume? I too thought DWTS... Or that other dance show where they roll around in gauzy outfits miming all manner of activities.
This is just another example of people wanting to abdicate their responsibility. If you don't want to see it, turn the channel and then don't buy the product. Talk to any of your young 'uns who see/might see it about how you feel about drug use set to dance.

B.E. Earl said...

That's, excuse the phrase, retarded.

The banning of the ad, not the ad itself.

Judy said...

I thought it was fun to watch...wonder how it pertains to the perfume...

jo said...

Perhaps she's spilt a bottle on the floor and is trying to get it all over her so's it don't go to waste...stuff's expensive!

I've seen my cat do the exact same dance routine on the hill behind the shed where the catnip plants grow.

Erin O'Brien said...

GASP! Do you people mean to tell me you didn't go in search of a heroin fix after viewing said footage?

DogsDontPurr said...

I had heard so much about the controversy around this ad, but after watching it, I'm like, WTF? It's really pretty lame. I was expecting something more...provocative?

But, there is always the chance that the company sparked the controversy themselves. There is no such thing as bad publicity. They knew they had a lame~o commercial. But look, now, everybody's talking about it AND watching it -- including us! Their evil plan worked...pure genius!

Now....I'm off to find a fix....

alphadog said...

"GASP! Do you people mean to tell me you didn't go in search of a heroin fix after viewing said footage?"

No. I was just reminded of a pretty girl who smells good and likes to dance.

Leslie Morgan said...

You know, I ate an egg for a quick lunch and turned the sound on the TV. In the time it takes to eat one egg, I was forced to hear about the product that won't make me go, it'll just make going easier AND I got to see the insipid, slack-jawed grins on the fake members of the newly reunited Geezers Garage Band who were made so happy and energetic by their ingestion of Viagra. Except, they're to seek medical help if they sustain an erection lasting more than 4 hours. WTF? By all means, let's ban that damned harlot and her scent ad.

Norm said...

Wait. There's simulated drug use in there? o.O Well if that's the way she takes drugs I wanna party with her.

I bet those 13 complainants really hated the ad because of the French.

kamper said...

Belle D'Opium? More like Belle Doh-Pium. Amirite?

twinklysparkles said...

I think this should be banned based on the fact that this model is a fucking awful dancer. She sucks! Modeling is hard work, yes, but being able to dance well is apparently even harder!

I thought the fact that she's writhing around in a mosque-like building may have been what received complaints.

If you want to see a great banned ad, look for Tarsem's button-fly Levi's ad on youtube. It's offensive to me, but very clever, nonetheless.

Dan said...

This gets banned and yet Donald Trump's hair flows freely across the airwaves. This is what happens when God throws you out of the Garden.

Sorry. That's my excuse for everything inexplicably chaotically wrong in the world today, like Donald Trump.

Cleveland Bob said...

I would ban this ad based solely on the fact that I have an extreme distaste for both bad modern dance and those bicep jewelry thingees.

Other than that, I'm pro smack.

Kirk Jusko said...

I'd ban the ad on the basis that the chick is just too curvy to make a convincing heroin addict.

Paging Ally Sheedy.

Anonymous said...

They banned this ad? The same country with the newspaper that sells more than any other (I think) because there is always a topless chick on page 3? harrumph.

Well, if the 13 complaints came from Buckingham palace, I guess I can see that...

philbilly said...

I once had an erection that lasted for more than four hours. In fact, it lasted for several years. It was finally diagnosed as adolescence.

Dudesworthy said...

It is a really poor choice of name for a perfume (what next: Mademoiselle De Smack?), but the advert itself is fairly innocuous.

I wonder who those 13 people were? It's a very suggestive number; could this be the first act of some shadowy League of Supervillains?

Jo Griffith said...

Sometimes a really good pizza makes me dance like that.