So, last week’s punter thought women got a hard time from adland
(Campaign, 23 May). What tosh. Women get a cleavage shot mixed in with
the stunning-blonde-skating-with-her-Tampax. It’s quite flattering when
you think about it.
We’re not made to look stupid (well, only in the Fiat Punto ad and most
women aren’t that hot on navigational skills in the car anyway). And
most women are probably jealous of the girl on her back in the Gossard
ad, because of her gorgeous figure.
I think we should worry about the way Scottish people are portrayed in
advertising, rather than going on ’is that a nipple I see?’ patrol. Most
people see plenty of nipples during their lives, but I’m sure they will
be hard pushed to find even one Scottish person who speaks like those
kilted idiots in the Kellogg’s Hot Krumbly ads. When that bloke rolls
his ’rrr’s’ I feel like taking his packet of Hot Krumbly and sticking it
somewhere rather unpleasant.
At least women’s eardrums aren’t assaulted by some bit-part actor
pretending that he has been north of Manchester by screaming ’Och aye
the noo’ in a dodgy drama class accent every time a script calls for a
OK, so it was funny when Billy Connolly did it - and still is. I even
managed a chuckle when Rab C. Nesbitt used to say ’Now, see here’. But
that’s because it was Scottish people taking the piss out of themselves.
English people taking the piss out of Scots isn’t funny.
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