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To dislike the Go Compare Stuart Pearce advert..............

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LottieJenkins Fri 21-Sep-12 10:36:50

I have an awful feeling that it might go the same way with children as the Youve Been Tangoed!!hmm

limitedperiodonly Fri 21-Sep-12 10:37:42

I think it's really nasty and I don't often think like that about ads.

GoldenPrimrose123 Fri 21-Sep-12 10:37:59

I said the same thing to DH a few days ago!

Mrsjay Fri 21-Sep-12 10:38:06

I feel sorry for the go compare man Sue thingy blew him up and somebody is kicking a football at him , poor man grin

cheekybarsteward Fri 21-Sep-12 10:40:29

I really thought this advert would be off the air by now. I am shocked at it and have had to explain to my DD(5) that it is a really nasty advert and that this behaviour is wrong sad
Who would laugh at this?

LottieJenkins Fri 21-Sep-12 10:41:18

Glad it isnt just me!!! grin

Mrsjay Fri 21-Sep-12 10:43:16

My DDs are older so they know how mean it is I guess it would be hard for little children to understand, I know it is only an advert but kids pick up on it. It is just mean

cornzy Fri 21-Sep-12 10:44:32

I agree - it's horrible

RubberBullets Fri 21-Sep-12 10:52:28

So kicking a football at him is really bad but firing a bazooka at him isn't? confused

McKayz Fri 21-Sep-12 10:54:01

Exactly Rubber. Its ok to let children to see him being blown up but not have a football kicked at him.

LottieJenkins Fri 21-Sep-12 10:54:14

RubberBullets Children arent likely to get hold of a Bazooka and fire it. They can however easily get hold of a football and kick it at someones stomach very hard!!! sad

AnyoneforTurps Fri 21-Sep-12 10:55:04

YANBU - and I think the football one is worse than the bazooka because it's more real. The bazooka iscartoon-style violence (I'm not mad about that ad either, but it's better than the football one).

PomBearWithAnOFRS Fri 21-Sep-12 11:17:05

I think the football one is horrible, the poor man writhing on the floor at the end is just hideous sad I think it's because it's Stuart Pearce too, and the old "Psycho" thing. It's just so mean and nasty.
The bazooka one was more unreal and cartoonish, and he emerges from the hole relatively unscathed iyswim, not clutching anything in pain or rolling around. It's still not exactly nice, but not nearly as bad as the football one.

LottieJenkins Fri 21-Sep-12 14:04:23

I agree the bazooka one is more cartoonish. I think just about everybody agrees with me which is nice!!!smile

DonnaDoon Fri 21-Sep-12 14:25:13

I hate this ad too ...his face is so aggressive when delivering the kick

canistartagainplease Fri 21-Sep-12 14:38:11

I really dislike this ad ,as well.
It seems to play on "justifible" laddish meaness,and the identity of the guy with the shopping bag was lost on me, so all in all it doesnt work as an insurance ad (here anyway).

Can you imagine ,a yob like shopping bag man, as a tipical customer of gocompare, and getting involved in a road rage incident?

squoosh Fri 21-Sep-12 15:07:08

Thought it was just me!

I hate this ad, felt like a bit soppy eejit for feeling sorry for Annoying Opera Man, but I do. There's just such a meanness to it. I didn't like the bazooke one much either. Sue Barker's smug was wafting through the tv screen.

Bad Go Compare.

bigsnugglebunny Fri 21-Sep-12 16:11:54

I also thought it was just me, I see nothing funny or entertaining about someone being hurt. It just seems to encourage inflicting pain on someone if they are slightly "annoying"

RuleBritannia Fri 21-Sep-12 16:59:32

Are we supposed to know who the man who kicks the football is? I don't.

squoosh Fri 21-Sep-12 17:01:25

He used to play for England and famously missed a penalty.

LottieJenkins Fri 21-Sep-12 17:01:36

RuleBritannia The footballer is an ex England player called Stuart Pearce whos nickname is "Psycho".......................hmm

RuleBritannia Fri 21-Sep-12 17:10:41

Oh. loses interest

LottieJenkins Fri 21-Sep-12 20:41:31


Sausagedog27 Fri 21-Sep-12 20:57:38

I was going to start a thread on this today. I think it's bullying and not nice that it's being shown on tv. I felt really upset when he is on the floor in pain sad

dementedma Fri 21-Sep-12 21:06:17

Wow,thought it was just me. Don't like go compare man at all but the shot of him writhing in pain is horrible. Really don't like this ad.

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