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to think Christmas isn't just cellebrated by white people

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sashh Sun 16-Dec-12 08:33:22

Loads of TV ads on for various supermarkets at the moment but I have only seen one with a black person in it.

Please tell me I'm wrong and I just haven't seen all the ads.

LynetteScavo Sun 16-Dec-12 08:39:16

In TV ads Christmas is only celebrated by good looking white middle class people with beautifully decorated homes.

YouSeveredHead Sun 16-Dec-12 08:39:41

I can think of more than one, my two favorites in fact. The dad who rocks up with a bottle of bubbly for the harassed mum cooking dinner and the son who decides to give his mum unscented bath type stuff after watching his dad all over his mum cause of the smelliest she got the year before. I know they sound crap but they make me laugh.

Sorry know that wasn't the point of your post but these two always make me smile and I generally hate Xmas ads.

vintageviolets Sun 16-Dec-12 08:43:38

I thought this the other day.

buggerama Sun 16-Dec-12 08:46:36

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laptopdancer Sun 16-Dec-12 08:48:15

Ive seen about three...

bradywasmyfavouritewiseman Sun 16-Dec-12 08:49:40

I have seen a few.

sashh Sun 16-Dec-12 08:51:57

bugger it didn't look right, but I'm dyslexic so often words don't look right,

Glad there are some ads I must have missed and it's not as bad as I thought.

forgetmenots Sun 16-Dec-12 08:55:03

What Lynette said.

TheNebulousBoojum Sun 16-Dec-12 08:58:08

Agree with Lynette, especially about the economics.

HollyBerryBush Sun 16-Dec-12 08:58:39

In TV ads Christmas is only celebrated by good looking white middle class people with beautifully decorated homes.

I beg to differ - there is a loan shark payday loans company advertising Christmas money with what can only be described as Vicky Pollards cousin shown as a satisfied customer.

bradywasmyfavouritewiseman Sun 16-Dec-12 09:01:10

lynette must be right and the rest of imagines those ads.

Mia4 Sun 16-Dec-12 09:05:24

I watch more DVDs than TV and mainly BBC ones when i do so i've only seen 4 of them: the JL snowman one, the Asda taking mick out of JL one, the one with Stacey from Gavin and Stacey and Tesco so I couldn't say that it's disproportionate or not because i'm presuming there's a lot more. But yes white people tend to be more predominant in commercials anyway.

Oh and Amazon's 50 shades one but pretty sure that's either a joke or just online.

TheNebulousBoojum Sun 16-Dec-12 09:09:25

Holly, that's because you can't possibly celebrate Christmas properly without all the trappings of a MC Christmas, even if you can't afford it.

bakedbeanqueen Sun 16-Dec-12 09:10:13

Yes but they miss out all sorts of areas of society, not just black people. I think you have to take the advert for what it is, an advert for Christmas, and not complain that it doesn't try to show every ethnicity/disability etc just to be PC.

FeckOffCup Sun 16-Dec-12 10:18:25

Slight hijack but is Stacey from Gavin and Stacey pregnant? Saw her ad the other day and thought she looked it in one shot.

forgetmenots Sun 16-Dec-12 10:24:58

Yes feckoffcup (great username btw)

Mia4 Sun 16-Dec-12 10:24:58

Yup indeed FeckOffCup

StickEmUp Sun 16-Dec-12 10:32:00

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InNeedOfBrandyButter Sun 16-Dec-12 10:35:05

Boots advert has ticked all the boxes smile

FeckOffCup Sun 16-Dec-12 20:26:44

Thanks forgetmenots and Mia4.

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