Australia's most complained-about TV ad

We read:
"A Nando's commercial featuring a topless, pole-dancing mum who serves a chicken dinner to her children is the most complained about Australian commercial of the decade.

The advertisement drew more than 350 complaints to the Advertising Standards Bureau when it first aired in 2007, more than any other commercial since 1998.

The Nando's commercial, which shows a stripper in a nightclub wiggling her bottom in the face of a male patron before she sits down to dinner with her family at a Nando's restaurant, was one of many commercials complained about for portraying sex, nudity or gender discrimination.

Despite the wave of condemnation the ASB dismissed all complaints against the ads.

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11 comments:

  1. That was a great ad, very humourous. Only an insane leftist femno-tard could have been upset by it.

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  2. ar, have you considered that it may have been conservative parents who complained?

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  3. Once they get uptight enough those conservatives might accidentally find themselves on your side, Toaf.

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  4. There is a certain irony in this Nando's caper.

    Nando's were a major sponsor of a national fund-raising tour of Australia by an organisation called "Human Appeal International" in 2009.

    Who is "Human Appeal International"?

    It's on the US State Department's lost of terrorist linked charities.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Appeal_International

    "Human Appeal International is on the US State Department's list of charities linked to terrorism. A 1996 CIA report identified Human Appeal International as one of a number of Islamic charities used as conduits for funds to terrorist organizations, and tied it to the Saudi-based Muwafaq, an Al-Qaeda front group. [1] In August 2002, Islamic youth chat group Muslim Net Melbourne featured an advertisement for a Hamas fundraising scheme, the "101 Days Campaign;" it said profits from the intifada videotapes would go to the campaign through Human Appeal International. [2] The FBI in 2003 outlined a "close relationship between Human Appeal International and Hamas;" and the FBI further reported that HAI was a major recipient of funding from the convicted Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) Entity, the Holy Land Foundation.[3] In February 2005 Hamas' website openly announced the receipt of funds from HAI, and in September of that year HAI was implicated in the investigation of British Hamas fundraiser Ahmad Saltana."

    There ya go.

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  5. A terrorist organisation, Toaf must be heading to the nearest Nandos, to lend his support.

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  6. Roy (the real one)May 18, 2010 at 1:43 PM

    Faking comments now MK? Only you would place commas that badly and there are no other Roys here.

    Payback for making fun of John Ray's terrible poetry?

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  7. If you added those extraneous commas to the second comma-less comment, it all evens out.

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  8. Roy (the real one)May 18, 2010 at 2:54 PM

    No Toaf, it's really the real Roy here, so did you enjoy the chicken with your poetry?

    Or are you feeling cowardly again.

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  9. "Faking comments now MK?"

    Oh yeah, sure, you got me, fucksakes, nothing gets past your rocket-brain roy, yeah i'm sitting here fearful of you so i'm posting as different people, moron.

    "Only you would place commas that badly and there are no other Roys here."

    Doesn't look like it son.

    "Payback for making fun of John Ray's terrible poetry?"

    If you don't like your stupid abuse being deleted, then don't post it, moron. The only reason i didn't bother saying something was because that never made a difference to your dumbass in the past. But interesting that you should get all whiny and defensive when toafie is getting slapped around.

    "No Toaf, it's really the real Roy here, so did you enjoy the chicken with your poetry?"

    Thanks, whoever you are.

    Looks like someone's onto you toafie, now that i think about it, you also resorted to some lame abuse about JR's 'poetry' in the past. Guess you just couldn't come up with anything better since then, apart from your master plan masquerading as an idiot that is.

    I did find it rather odd that around the same time as you went real quiet, so did dear roy, then when dear, special, slow roy turned up, so did you. Guess you weren't just bum-chums, but I'm sure roy will clear it all up though, he's the brainiac here, the real, the fake, the other real and all the others.

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  10. FWIW, the comment I directed to ar was my only contribution here. I didn't comment on John's poetry post - it speaks for itself. Have fun, kids.

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  11. Good night indeed tofie.

    Good to see roy has also become very busy.

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