Aaargh! The UK ad watchdog The Advertising Standards Authority is investigating the Morrisons Christmas campaign because some people have complained that the main ad is sexist:
It’s a joke you muppets – and half the population is female. Would it have been OK with a stressed bloke?
And, we read, that The Kennel Club, which cheerfully oversees the breeding of spaniels with bad ears and other in-bred pooches, is objecting to another ad which features a dog eating a Christmas pudding:
Hold on to your hats:
Nick Sutton, health and information officer at the Kennel Club, says: “It is easy to forget that these foods are poisonous to dogs, especially as they are something that we can eat without any problems.
“As the Morrisons advert depicts, children often feed their dogs with food from their plates. By exposing children to this advert, it may encourage them to copy this behaviour and inadvertently poison their beloved pet dog.”
Come off it, a labrador of my acquaintance likes nothing more than to munch his way through a dead seagull or two when he’s taken for a walk on the beach.
Has the world gone stark raving mad?