Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Aussies Ban Sexist Ad (Shocker)

Don't get me wrong - I love Australia. I loved the time I spent out there (I presume there's a wiki article somewhere about how every Irish person must spend a year in Oz??) and I enjoy so much about Australian culture - beers, surf, the vast and expansive countryside, the skyscraper dotted cities, and the people.

But I'm not going to pretend that the Aussies are the most PC people I've ever spent time around.

So when I read that a Coke Zero ad had been pulled because it was deemed too sexist by their Advertising Standards Bureau, I was interested to say the least. Funny thing is, I don't think it's all that bad. Is this really any more demeaning to women then the Diet Coke Man was to men? Well, judge for yourself...

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