Not AIBU but put your hands up

(53 Posts)
sashh Sun 11-Nov-12 07:20:45

The ASA has had 160 complaints about the ASDA Xmas ad. Go on, how many of you made a complaint?

www.marketingweek.co.uk/news/asa-to-investigate-sexist-asda-ad/4004700.article

amarylisnightandday Sun 11-Nov-12 07:22:42

Get in grin!

Fakebook Sun 11-Nov-12 07:27:43

Not me, because I don't give a shit about non-issues like this.

Sirzy Sun 11-Nov-12 07:32:08

What Fakebook said.

People really do look for reasons to be offended don't they!

Pancakeflipper Sun 11-Nov-12 07:35:29

Not me, not seen it.

Though my DP rather likes the Debenhams one. Not for the cute little boy but for the lady in her undies showing an attractive bottom.

Megatron Sun 11-Nov-12 07:36:36

Non issue.

catgirl1976 Sun 11-Nov-12 07:40:12

I didn't

KaFayOLay Sun 11-Nov-12 07:42:48

Nope. It's just like RL grin

Some people must have nothing in their life if they actually take time out of their day to complain about what really is something rather trivial confused.

exoticfruits Sun 11-Nov-12 07:46:45

I've not seen it but I wouldn't complain about anything as trivial as an advert.

SlightlySuperiorPeasant Sun 11-Nov-12 07:49:36

What Fakebook said.

Animation Sun 11-Nov-12 07:52:33

I've just seen it - I suppose it is quite bad actually in this day and age!

But I can relate to the mother - a lot of it ends up being women's work. My DH always cooks Christmas dinner though - not me.

SantasComingFace Sun 11-Nov-12 07:55:56

See I know that many think that its a load of sexist bollocks, but it's also true to life for 90% of families I know so find it hard to get bothered by it

OpheliaPayneAgain Sun 11-Nov-12 07:57:41

THE M&S one annoys me more.

I like the Asda one grin

Animation Sun 11-Nov-12 08:00:06

Yes, afraid it is very true to life. confused

SecretNutellaFix Sun 11-Nov-12 08:03:23

Sadly, the ad shows the truth for the vast majority of families I know and if it makes people uncomfortable because they don't wish to acknowledge the truth which is that the majority of organisational responsibility for Christmas/ birthdays/ family events are organised by mum, then tough luck.

How often on here do we find posts complaining in both lighthearted and serious threads about their DP inability to choose one decent or appropriate gift for one person. Who do the shopping and forget to get essentials but are happy to get crap and then complain about the cost?

Santasinmypudenda Sun 11-Nov-12 08:04:12

160 people who really need to get out more

putonyourredshoes Sun 11-Nov-12 08:05:51

ha at Santa

wigglesrock Sun 11-Nov-12 08:09:53

No, it doesn't bother me at all - I think its a reflection of life. Part of me wonders if a different store not Asda had made the ad would people be marvelling at its post ironic modernist tone shite.

Santasinmypudenda Sun 11-Nov-12 08:10:14

Whats the one with myleene klass gurning at children who seento be her christmas slaves?

That should get banned

Yes, its so sodding offensive angry how dare they tell us what may happen at Christmas. Bastards!

GhostShip Sun 11-Nov-12 08:42:25

Cannot believe people have complained. Get a grip

It's a good representation in my opinion.

GhostShip Sun 11-Nov-12 08:42:43

Perhaps they should do it from the fathers perspective. Balance it out

Scholes34 Sun 11-Nov-12 08:50:16

Wasn't the Boots ad last year fairly similar without explicity saying it was all down to mum?

It is a fair reflection of what goes on in the majority of households with the possible exception of the cooking of the Christmas dinner.

i havwnt seen ad. is it assumign everything is down to the fmeale. eveyrthing is down to me in my house.

my dh is in charge of the remote control and mutes all the ads. aibu

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