Please let me know of any new bugs or issues in GB, thanks for your patience
Started by Fambo Number Mive, March 29, 2018, 09:48:16 AM
Quote from: gilbertharding on May 11, 2018, 10:40:42 AMI'm having a bit of trouble with the current Maltesers advert (actually, all the recent Maltesers adverts, if I think). But the one with the group of young women chatting round a table in one of those coffee bars they have now is especially troubling."I'm having trouble with this dating thing..." says one, looking at her phone."Awww, is it because you're a lesbian?" says another.What? Why would being a lesbian give her trouble with 'this dating thing'? Unless she's trying to get a date with a man... which would be stupid. Do lesbians have more or less trouble than people of other sexual orientations in finding love? It's a smaller circle, I guess... but that cuts both ways. Perhaps the friend is just calling her a lesbian, in a homophobic way - which wouldn't be conscionable nowadays. It can't be that. This first woman must actually, therefore be a lesbian. So what can be the trouble then?Ah - she's an accountant. That explains it - that's actually worse than being gay. Has she told her parents yet? LOL!! Fuck off.
Quote from: Dr Syntax Head on May 11, 2018, 12:34:31 PMI just saw that Maltesers ad and thought the same thing. The lesbian aspect is so obviously shoehorned in to make maltesers look all progressive and inclusive when in reality it's just patronising ("awwwww look at the cute little lesbian but hahahahaha accountant, GEEEEENIUS! I did not see that coming"). Not as patronising as that one with the woman who throws her Maltesers all over the table when she's telling that shit story.
Quote from: icehaven on May 11, 2018, 01:16:25 PMPlus the long term slogan of Malteasers being the ''Lighter way to enjoy chocolate'' which has led us down this dark path of the ads having to be hi-larious (and also meant they're targeted entirely at women because, y'know, they're virtually diet products) is horseshit because they're far from the 'lightest' popular chocolate. Crunchies, Fry's Turkish Delights, Toffee Crisps, Milky Ways, Milky Bars and Curly Wurlies to name but a few all have less fat and calories than a packet of Malteasers.
Quote from: Dr Syntax Head on May 11, 2018, 01:23:03 PMIt has only just occurred to me that it's only women in these ads. "There you go little lady eat these chocolate snacks in your cute little face you woman you". I fucking hate these ads more than any other right now. They are actually insulting.
Quote from: icehaven on May 11, 2018, 01:16:25 PMfat and calories than a packet of Malteasers.
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on May 11, 2018, 12:16:07 PMCan't be worse than the two annoying pretentious women pretending to know about theatre, or was that minstrels.
Quote from: yesitsme on May 11, 2018, 01:37:15 PMIncidentley I saw a programme years ago that said Toffee Crisp was the WORST thing you could ever eat because they're full of trans-fats.I do not know what a trans-fat is but I know I like a toffee crisp.
Quote from: buttgammon on May 11, 2018, 01:48:48 PMIf they wanted to be genuinely progressive, they could show these things as mundane facts of life, because that's what they are.
Quote from: gilbertharding on May 11, 2018, 02:11:54 PMOh, well - your mileage may vary, as they say - because that's the precise reason I thought the McCains adverts were at least partly successful, in those terms.I mean, considering it's an *!!aDvErT!!*, it was pretty low key about those issues, especially as it was the first time I can think of that those issues were aired on a mainstream advert.It's advertising, so we're all being patted on the head and treated like idiots somehow, right?
Quote from: Dr Syntax Head on May 11, 2018, 03:14:17 PMAlpha Romeo has absolutely brutalised a perfect song that never needed covering at all ever. Chris Isaak Wicked Game done in a kind of more operatic vocal style. It's a FUCK OFF of the highest order.
Quote from: buttgammon on May 11, 2018, 01:48:48 PMRather like those McCain's adverts, they are incredibly patronising. The fanfare around having (for example) lesbians, disabled people or one-parent families in their ads just draws attention to these things, as though they're somehow abnormal. If they wanted to be genuinely progressive, they could show these things as mundane facts of life, because that's what they are. But no, it's all about brand image and showing how cuddly they are. It's a bit like how during the campaign for a referendum on same-sex marriage in Ireland a few years ago, some companies tried very hard to jump on the bandwagon, and Ben and Jerry's were even offering free ice cream to people who voted 'yes.' There's a noticeable absence of that during the current abortion referendum campaign.I love running with those ads a bit and imagining McCain's just want to imply all of the other companies that make chips are really bigoted, and Maltesers are waiting for a competitor to run an advert claiming association their product with a programme of eugenics.
Quote from: icehaven on May 12, 2018, 10:12:05 AMActually speaking of the Mcains ads, the recent love themed one showing various couples happily reheating frozen foods together while Ricky Tomlinson narrates wistfully about the many different ways of love blah blah seems to be trying so hard to be all 2018 inclusive as possible by showing mixed race, older, ethnically diverse and disabled couples, yet there's no same-sex ones.
Quote from: Pseudopath on May 09, 2018, 04:52:41 PMI like to think that Bing is actually some guy in an office frantically Googling everything and trying his best.
Quote from: asids on May 14, 2018, 12:14:50 AMThey did a similar one with a woman in a wheelchair who told her mate about going to a wedding and they were having a laugh about the fact she accidentally crushed the bride's foot with her wheelchair - before proclaiming "still got the best man's number though!" One of the worst adverts I've seen for a long time. I also remember the one you're talking about at the end there, I think that was another girl in a wheelchair who was talking about having sex and then simulated the orgasm using the Maltesers. Another horrific one.They're just really cringeworthy patronising attempts at appearing inclusive as you say, deliberately trying to make whatever individual of a minority group they put in it appear "normal" and up for a right good laugh.EDIT: Found the one I was talking about - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPuw3wPNTto&t=11s
Quote from: gilbertharding on May 11, 2018, 10:40:42 AMI'm having a bit of trouble with the current Maltesers advert (actually, all the recent Maltesers adverts, if I think). But the one with the group of young women chatting round a table in one of those coffee bars they have now is especially troubling.
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