Was I Unreasonable To Have Complained About This Advert...?

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Firstly, I should say that I am very anti-cheating. I was cheated on a couple of years ago, and I am still trying to come to terms with it. I have recently also severed all ties with 2 friends due to cheating. These were very good friends of 20+ years. Friend A was having an affair and friend B was providing her with alibi's etc. That is how strongly I feel about cheating.

Ok, so that was just a bit of background.
Today I saw the TV advert for Flora Buttery and was absolutely horrified. The tagline of it is "Go ahead, cheat on butter."
Am I being unreasonable in thinking that they are encouraging/glorifying cheating?
That they are using the word cheat as if it is something good to do?
I'm not only concerned about cheating in an infidelity sense, but cheating in things such as school tests/sports etc. If children are watching this advert, they may see no harm in cheating.

I emailed Flora company directly to tell them how disgusted I was with the advert, and their lack of morals, and to tell them I would never be buying a Flora product again.

However, when I told my mum what I had done she told me that I had over-reacted and that it was just an advert and I'd behaved like a 'crazy thing'. I left her house and haven't replied to her text.
I'm really upset with her and don't feel that I did over-react.

Mind you, if we don't take action, this problem will spread.

Thanks pictish, I'm glad someone agrees with me.
Could you contact Flora on the link below to let them know your concerns too?

www.flora.com/contact-us.aspx

Theicingontop Mon 25-Feb-13 17:40:47

This thread has taken a churn for the worst.

pictish Mon 25-Feb-13 17:40:57

blush

ChewinTheFat Mon 25-Feb-13 17:41:17

I shall also be emailing Oreos about 'dunking'. Totally making out its ok to drown poor defenceless biscuits sad

PessaryPam Mon 25-Feb-13 17:41:39

Hahahahaha!!

WorraLiberty Mon 25-Feb-13 17:42:10

Missy grin

CheddarGorgeous Mon 25-Feb-13 17:43:44

I think this is a marg-inal issue.

pictish Mon 25-Feb-13 17:43:47

It's a stork endictment of today's society if you ask me.

Theicingontop Mon 25-Feb-13 17:43:54

Pictish, you're on a roll!

Tee2072 Mon 25-Feb-13 17:44:18

Wait...are you serious with this?

PessaryPam Mon 25-Feb-13 17:45:03

Lardy me, this is funny.

ClayDavis Mon 25-Feb-13 17:45:13

Have you sent that e-mail yet pictish? grin

If this is a wind up someone needs to let Olivio MN know so she can delete the thread.

Timeforabiscuit Mon 25-Feb-13 17:45:44

I for one think Polybuttermargery is a perfectly valid lifestyle choice

I shall be writing to my MP

WorraLiberty Mon 25-Feb-13 17:46:12

Crying here at 'Olivio' grin

AllOverIt Mon 25-Feb-13 17:47:38

Ha ha!

CheddarGorgeous Mon 25-Feb-13 17:49:45

We need to Anchor this thread back into reality.

Then OP will be as happy as a Peppa Pig in Clover.

FelicityWasCold Mon 25-Feb-13 17:50:07

grin

This has provided a much needed laugh today- thanks grin

If anyone does want to complain then they can contact Flora on that link. Thanks.

PessaryPam Mon 25-Feb-13 17:54:09

Just written to tell them how much I like their Cheat on butter strap line grin

Theicingontop Mon 25-Feb-13 17:54:39

I think somebutter woke up on the other side of the bread, if you ask me.

Ok I'm done now.

Theicingontop Mon 25-Feb-13 17:55:06

*Wrong!

<bows out greasefully>

magimedi Mon 25-Feb-13 17:55:37

Maybe you should eat something less healthy?

Lard

grin cheddar.
ha ha marginal issue.

Cassarick Mon 25-Feb-13 17:56:59

Oh dear, Peppa - you are either doing a wind up or..........you really should go for counselling.

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