Money-Supermarket Porn Outrage

(56 Posts)
SSWise Tue 04-Feb-14 11:41:06

Is it just me or is anyone else a little angry angry with Money-Supermarket for using the presenter of a Hardcore porn movie - Snoop Dogg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snoop_Dogg%27s_Doggystyle) & massive sexist in their TV adverts.

What message does it send to children when a family brand like Money-Supermarket endorses people involved with a predatory industry that is already too much a part of mainstream culture.

I'm ashamed to say it (mainly as I sound like my mum), but I for one will not be using them from now on!

FreudiansSlipper Fri 07-Feb-14 11:29:40

I love Snoop

can not understand why people get so worked up about some rap artists, what do you want them make music about a nice happy world were women and men are treated equally, black men and woman are treated equally, about their happy perfect lives living in some sort of stepford wives world

really it is an advert, he is very cool and many admire him and can see beyond the persona, music and videos

DoctorQuinn Fri 07-Feb-14 11:24:27

The porn industry may be disreputable and exploitative but it stands on higher moral ground than both the banking industry and the tobacco industry.

Also, I'd rather have the porn-related Snoop Dog round for dinner with my family than the non-porn-related Kerry Katona.

Let's get things in proportion.

hickorychicken Fri 07-Feb-14 11:21:20

Flame me all you like for this but if you are getting involved with somebody like that you know exactly what you are in for.

Grennie Fri 07-Feb-14 10:08:53

I agree with you OP. But nobody cares how badly male celebrities treat women.

hickorychicken Fri 07-Feb-14 07:20:22

Love Snoop grin hes never pretended to be anything he isnt,and hearing his voice on the ad made me look up from MN to see if it was him, so job done in getting people to take notice. Are you actually outraged op? Does it consume you? If so i have serious concerns for you, there is much more important things to worry about than MoneySupermarkets choice of ad stars grin

jojoanna Fri 07-Feb-14 07:09:39

He's resurrecting his huggy bear role for the ad. I'm not sure he's relevant anymore anyway

fivefourtime Fri 07-Feb-14 04:31:35

It's not quite the same thing. However... I don't see why Moneysupermarket has to demonstrate moral probity of any sort. It's not a secondary school maths teacher or whatnot. It's an insurance website.

fivefourtime Fri 07-Feb-14 04:30:13

One of the kids in Outnumbered has a dad who directs porn in real life! Let's boycott Outnumbered!!!!! BOYCOTT

MistressDeeCee Fri 07-Feb-14 03:15:24

I quite like fancy Snoop. He's a lean mean machine...

I'd be concerned if he was advertising a product aimed at children but beyond that - no, not really. He's not a youngster himself, is he? So I don't think he'll resonate with children in any way

But for someone who's totally anti-porn I can see that it may be offensive to see him in ads. If all who'd been involved in porn at sometime in their lives were banned from tv tho, I have a mind many would get their marching orders. I doubt that's going to happen anytime soon.

jojoanna Thu 06-Feb-14 21:12:53

He was a director of a porn film. He was a professional pimp and he is also a certified football coach

mayorquimby Wed 05-Feb-14 13:54:20

Doggystyle remains one of the greatest rap albums released.
Pity his debut album was his only good one.

GhostsInSnow Wed 05-Feb-14 13:39:02

Taking, yep, its snoop doggs doggystyle wiki link

Waaay back in 2001. I think he's probably moved on a fair bit since then.

VegetariansTasteLikeChicken Wed 05-Feb-14 13:38:41

Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle is a mixed hardcore pornography and hip-hop music video featuring the music of rapper Snoop Dogg and presented by him. It was released in 2001. It was the first hardcore video ever listed on the Billboard music video sales chart.[1] Because of its huge success, it started a trend where rappers are put into the mainstream of the porn industry by hosting X-rated movies.[2][3] Many films of the genre followed, starring Necro, Mystikal, Too Short,[4] Ice-T and Yukmouth.[5] It also allowed Hustler to expand its boundaries by launching new subsidiaries for their recently formed fashion line and CD label. The scenes were shot at Snoop Dogg's house in Claremont, California. Snoop Dogg himself however, does not appear nude or perform any explicit acts.

Takingthemickey Wed 05-Feb-14 13:32:38

Are you sure you have your facts right about Snoop and porn. Your 15 year old daughter saying it does not make it true.

Neverending2012 Wed 05-Feb-14 00:57:23

Time to get out more... It's not like this is something that really matters is it...

BobaFetaCheese Wed 05-Feb-14 00:45:54

Has he given up on Snoop Lion? Shame that.

I'll judge him more for Starsky & Hutch that Doggystyle...

bunchoffives Wed 05-Feb-14 00:45:16

Well I'm with you OP.

Anyone who makes porn, watches porn or condones porn is an ignorant selfish bastard as far as I am concerned. And the less we see of them and porn the better.

The porn industry not only objectifies and dehumanises people - those participating and viewing - but also exploit the many vulnerable people who are working in that industry. It's disgusting to me, one step away from prostitution, and anything that normalises porn further or encourages it to be accepted as part of mainstream culture particularly in media that children see is just irresponsible and morally bankrupt.

YANNNBU

steff13 Wed 05-Feb-14 00:44:19

I didn't know he had hosted a porn film or what a porn film host is. I DID know that he prefers to go by Snoop Lion now. wink

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Wed 05-Feb-14 00:37:01

I remember when he first became famous. He was on The Word and they made a huge thing of him being a drug dealer.
TBH that makes me more annoyed than being a porn star.

themessyapron Wed 05-Feb-14 00:26:11

I too am outraged and have already written to the PM!

Nah, only joking.

I don't get the porn/pimp thing with Snoop. He married his school sweetheart in his early twenties and they have kids and from what I saw on his reality show (don't judge me!) they seem like a nice sweet couple.

I think it's all playing to to the camera really, the pimp and hoe stuff.

And I thought the advert was quite funny! Saw it earlier this evening

Onesleeptillwembley Wed 05-Feb-14 00:13:45

So all those kids would recognise him from a porn film? Honestly? Get a hobby.

CuttedUpPear Wed 05-Feb-14 00:01:56

OP you might have a more reasoned reception to your thread if you posted in Feminism.
People are more prepared to debate the point there.

Custardo Tue 04-Feb-14 23:58:23

snoopy doggy style is my guess at porn film name

I just thought he was a huge druggie

Caitlin17 Tue 04-Feb-14 23:55:30

I know who Snoop Dog is , I haven't the faintest idea what Money Supermarket is.

LEMmingaround Tue 04-Feb-14 23:22:28

Id be more upset to learn justin fletcher was once in a film called mr rough and tumble gets it on.

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