Monday, January 28, 2013

Australia Day TV advert banned

Dick Smith is a very popular Australian entrepreneur, starting out running an electronics retail business.   He now promotes a line of "Australian made" groceries

He is a very jolly type and has always found his own name amusing.  In times past he used to advertise himself as the "electronic Dick".  But such simple jokes are now apparently -- in our more "enlightened" age -- not permissible.

An Australian TV advert has been banned from being broadcast because its jokes and innuendos were deemed to be too offensive.

The advert was given a PG classification meaning that it is unsuitable to be screened during the 6pm news bulletins on Australia Day, despite Dick Smith booking $100,000 worth of ad space. Only adverts rated G can be braodcast in the 6pm timeslot.

The advert for Dick Smith food products features "Dick" jokes and innuendos, and includes an elderly lady saying "there's only one Dick I'll be eating on Australia Day,"

"I think it's harmless, it's good fun and these people should reverse their decision and on Australia Day let me run the damn thing. They're talking about beeping it out and I said 'No' ," Dick Smith said.



Bird of Paradise said...

So now it seems everything is offensive to whinning little liberal pussietards Their so pahtetic

Anonymous said...

If the time of day/evening is to "protect" the ears of youngsters and they already understand the joke then what's the point, and if they don't understand it, then what's it matter.

Anonymous said...

If it's the same products, he's kind of a dick. I understand people wanting to buy local, but when I was there 10 years ago, i'd see those products in the grocery store, and it basically would say "don't buy Kraft products, because Kraft is american". wtf? Should I start advertising california or ny wines by saying "don't buy Yellow Tail, it's Australian"??

Fartman said...

To paraphrase Groucho Marx:

“Bird of Paradise may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don't let that fool you. He really is an idiot.”

Bird of Paradise said...

Fartman,Mark Twain mentioned something about poroving your stupid by opening your mouth and removing all doupt and your #1 in idiots

Anonymous said...

I'm not offended... but it IS a little risque' for the family hour time slot.