Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Australian fishing store forced to take down 'incredibly offensive' ads after they were found to 'ridicule' Muslims

A fishing shop in regional Victoria has been forced to remove two of its Australia Day advertisements after it was found they 'humiliated' and 'ridiculed' Muslims.

Trelly's Tackle World in Shepparton, north of Melbourne, had a print ad featuring products on sale with an offer of free pork kebabs: '1 day only! Halal or Haram.'

A complaint lodged with the Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB) claimed the advert was 'incredibly offensive', 'Islamophobic' and 'aggressively attacked Muslims'.

The complaint said the emphasis on pork - consumption of which is forbidden in Islam - was intentionally included to 'suggest that Muslims are not Australians and are not welcomed'.

Trelly's responded to the claims by pointing out the word 'Muslim' was not used in the advertisement and said that kebabs were not exclusive to any one culture.

'In Australia we are free to eat and drink what we want within the laws of Australia,' Trelly's wrote. '[The complainant] is hiding behind the misuse of very loosely used words like multiculturalism and Islamophobic.

'I have also enjoyed by far a greater number of people who like my ad.'

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Muslims want special treatment, but they do not give special treatment to others !

Spurwing Plover the Fighting Shorebird said...

Look what happens to a nation when liberals run it into the ground Sorry Crocidile Dun Dee this isnt your country anymore the little snowflakes have ruined it

Anonymous said...

Any advertising is good advertising and they had a lot of free advertising off of this. My guess is the stores sales were very good after the exposure. Most stores that have been denigrated for supporting Trump in the US have had better than expected sales after the ruckus because Trump supporters spend their money at those who support them.


MDH

Anonymous said...

I don't have a problem with the ad personally. If I had my way you would have to celebrate you citizenship with a pork dish before you take your oath. Too many Islamic citizens have failed to assimilate in Australia and now we face a wave of second generation radicals. Enough is enough. No more Islamic immigrants until we can integrate fully those that we have. Some would call me a racist for telling the truth as it is seen on the ground others would call me a patriot for telling it like it is. It all depends on what you want your country to be.

Legs Sparrow said...

If these silly liberals would stop their stupid whining and let people alone we wouldnt have to be putting up with their stupid whining

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Spurwing Plover the Fighting Shorebird said...
Look what happens to a nation when liberals run it into the ground Sorry Crocidile Dun Dee this isnt your country anymore the little snowflakes have ruined it

Sorry birdbrain but in Australia the Liberal party are the conservatives. The Labor party are the socialists. The Greens are leftwing extremists. Brush up on your foreign politics before you touch the keyboard.

Anonymous said...

Sorry bird brains but in Australia the Liberals are the conservatives and Labor are the socialists while the Greens are left wing extremists.