• M&S Xmas ad feat. DCI Gene Hunt branded "Offensive", no shit.
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[release]Marks and Spencer's Christmas advert featuring Ashes to Ashes actor Philip Glenister has been branded as sexist. The Advertising Standards Authority is looking into eight complaints from viewers about the "Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without..." ad. Glenister, who played chauvinist DCI Gene Hunt in the BBC show, says: "That girl prancing around in her underwear." The ad cuts to a model, wearing a bra and knickers, who asks: "Moi?" M&S said the complaints had come as a surprise. 'Demeaning' The French underwear model Noemie Lenoir, who twirls around in a winter woodland scene, is a regular in Marks and Spencer's advertising campaign, alongside Myleene Klass and Twiggy. An ASA spokeswoman said eight people had been in contact to complain that Glenister's comment, coupled with the shot of Lenoir in her underwear, was demeaning to women. The advertising watchdog will now consider the complaints and decide by the end of next week whether to launch an investigation. The 50-second commercial also features several other big TV names, including Stephen Fry and James Nesbitt, who each say what they could not do without at Christmas. In one segment, Jennifer Saunders says "stuffing" and Joanna Lumley, her co-star in BBC comedy Absolutely Fabulous, adds: "...your face, sweetie." A spokesman for Marks and Spencer said: "We're surprised by the ASA complaints regarding Philip Glenister's appearance in our TV ad. "Our research shows that his on-screen character in Ashes to Ashes is extremely popular with our customers and his lines in the ad are in keeping with that role." [/release] [url="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8366133.stm"]Source[/url] The advert in question: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vbqN9bB1MI[/media] He made the advert for me, plus we got a sexy girl in lingerie to boot.
Meh. I didn't find it offensive when I saw it on TV, just a little odd.
Moi :fappery:
What fuck is this shit? I'm pretty sure no one wants to see some fat 40 year old man prancing around in his boxers. [editline]05:42PM[/editline] [img]http://cdn.thefrisky.com/images/uploads/hello_kitty_boxers_c.jpg[/img]
What the fuck is it already christmas season already jesus christ I hate this holiday
Go on gene
Why even bother to consider an investigation after [i]eight[/i] complaints?
I think I read the title wrong: [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Knidq8QClHw[/url]
I don't see what's wrong with the ad, just looks like every other Christmas commercial out there. Except having Wallace and Gromit in it instantly made it 10x better then the others.
I thought it was cute. Well, until the end, then it got :fappery:
[QUOTE=Wiggles;18458302]Why even bother to consider an investigation after [i]eight[/i] complaints?[/QUOTE] They need to look like they're doing something about it since it's now in the media spotlight.
Stupid people. It's not like they were showing Hitler in his undies prancing about London.
[QUOTE=breakyourfac;18458279]What fuck is this shit? I'm pretty sure no one wants to see some fat 40 year old man prancing around in his boxers. [editline]05:42PM[/editline] [img]http://cdn.thefrisky.com/images/uploads/hello_kitty_boxers_c.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] Well maybe if he weren't fat.
Jesus christ just shut up. that's entire point of his character if they actually watched Ashes to Ashes. It's meant to be a representation of what Britain once was. HURF DURF EROSION OF WOMEN'S RIGHTS BECAUSE AN ACTOR SAID SOMETHING IN CHARACTER FUCK
God, the Wallace and Gromit part [i]made[/i] this video for me.
To me it looked like it was making fun of how much of a lonely lowlife that guy was. Dumb feminists. [editline]11:41PM[/editline] Also eight complaints and it makes the news, huh? This could be fun...
argh I hate chirstmas christmas songs are THE WORST
[QUOTE=Wiggles;18458302]Why even bother to consider an investigation after [i]eight[/i] complaints?[/QUOTE] So few people call in to complain about anything but they have to justify their jobs, so they just end up investigating every little thing that gets a few complaints.
Damn, she's hot. :fappery:
Honestly, how soft have we become.
I don't find it sexist when they show a bunch of hunky guys JUST for looks. Bitches need to shut the fuck up and get on with life. I suppose they're pissed off cause they can't get any.
That girl has been seen in her underwear in the previous M&S christmas ads for 2+ years now.
Oh no! SOMEONE HINTED TO SOMETHING SEXY, THEREFORE IT IS BAD BECAUSE CHILDREN WILL RAPE 30 WOMEN AND GO ON A SHOOTOUT.
Aww I like those M&S adverts, that girl is sexy!
Wait what was offensive about that?
The horrible accent those people are speaking English with oh wait
if it were a guy instead of a women no complaints would have been filed
[QUOTE=radioactive;18461299]Oh no! SOMEONE HINTED TO SOMETHING SEXY, THEREFORE IT IS BAD BECAUSE CHILDREN WILL RAPE 30 WOMEN AND GO ON A SHOOTOUT.[/QUOTE] :siren::foxnews::siren:
[QUOTE=MachiniOs;18458203][release]Marks and Spencer's Christmas advert featuring Ashes to Ashes actor Philip Glenister has been branded as sexist. The Advertising Standards Authority is looking into eight complaints from viewers about the "Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without..." ad. Glenister, who played chauvinist DCI Gene Hunt in the BBC show, says: "That girl prancing around in her underwear." The ad cuts to a model, wearing a bra and knickers, who asks: "Moi?" M&S said the complaints had come as a surprise. 'Demeaning' The French underwear model Noemie Lenoir, who twirls around in a winter woodland scene, is a regular in Marks and Spencer's advertising campaign, alongside Myleene Klass and Twiggy. An ASA spokeswoman said eight people had been in contact to complain that Glenister's comment, coupled with the shot of Lenoir in her underwear, was demeaning to women. The advertising watchdog will now consider the complaints and decide by the end of next week whether to launch an investigation. The 50-second commercial also features several other big TV names, including Stephen Fry and James Nesbitt, who each say what they could not do without at Christmas. In one segment, Jennifer Saunders says "stuffing" and Joanna Lumley, her co-star in BBC comedy Absolutely Fabulous, adds: "...your face, sweetie." A spokesman for Marks and Spencer said: "We're surprised by the ASA complaints regarding Philip Glenister's appearance in our TV ad. "Our research shows that his on-screen character in Ashes to Ashes is extremely popular with our customers and his lines in the ad are in keeping with that role." [/release] [url="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8366133.stm"]Source[/url] The advert in question: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vbqN9bB1MI[/media] He made the advert for me, plus we got a sexy girl in lingerie to boot.[/QUOTE] So 8 people got offended, so now they have to work on re-doing the whole damn commercial because of eight people? :eng99:
[QUOTE=Spork-Juct;18462359]So 8 people got offended, so now they have to work on re-doing the whole damn commercial because of eight people? :eng99:[/QUOTE] Redoing the whole commercial? More than likely they're just going to cut out that one part or slightly edit it.
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