In internet terms this is probably old news, but last week I was reading about a Heinz advert that has been withdrawn in the UK. I think some people have said it has been banned but as far as I know Heinz decided to withdraw it due to some complaints, which isn’t actually the same thing. I’m not defending their actions, just trying to be factually correct. Anyway, here’s the advert:
So the advert was withdrawn for showing a gay kiss. Right… well despite withdrawing an advert because people are bigots, I still think I am missing the point here. Is that a gay kiss? I know two men kiss each other but isn’t that because the point of the advert is that the Heinz product is so fantastic that the boy’s mum ‘turns into’ a New York deli guy? That’s the humour in it and people saying it’s a gay kiss are surely just a bit dense (as well as bigoted obviously). Perhaps Heinz was a bit too clever for its own good.
However, there is an advert I loathe and makes me want to avoid their product altogether – and that is Tiscali.
I just hate the entire concept behind that advert and cannot understand why anyone would think that was a good way to sell a product. Despite what it says in the advert, don’t give them a call. Well obviously you can if you want to, what with it being a free country and all that, but I’d really rather you didn’t.