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AIBU to hate certain adverts?

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CandODad Mon 29-Dec-14 14:30:01

I understand that everyone has a right to advertise what they have to offer but surely there should be a limit to the number of times an advert can be shown in a time period or limit the number of the same companies that "sell" the same thing? I am sick of seeing accident solicitors, sub prime loans and late of an evening e-cig adverts.

ppeatfruit Mon 29-Dec-14 14:34:35

Oh I agree 100% Cando In fact I really hate most adverts, I'd like to know how the majority get past ASA because they are so shit and are also selling shit angry grin

smileybadger Mon 29-Dec-14 15:16:04

any ad with a twee child mispronouncing a word..rage rage rage!!!!

DrElizabethPlimpton Mon 29-Dec-14 15:58:00

I've just seen a hideous advert for a gambling company - a large bird contraption shits pink poo on people for luck! WTF!

Trenzalore Mon 29-Dec-14 17:13:13

thers one shown all day with a young pert woman with an amazing figure in skimpy underwear (camera focussing on bum) and she does a Nigella style ironing, all sexy and pouty, getting dressed very slowly in tight jeans then a white blouse, all to advertise a phone!!!!

thought itd be perfume or undies or jeans.

poor nephew (TMI) had a stiffy the other day watching it, we all had to turn away to not have him embarrassed more! (he was wearing those awful thin light grey trackies so it was obvious!)

LittleDonkeyLeftie Mon 29-Dec-14 17:16:10

The one with the horrid little boy who "learns to share" gives me the rage.

And all perfume ads obviously.

Trenzalore Mon 29-Dec-14 17:21:06

oh yes the little share boy donkey. hate that one too.

Ohnonotagain2 Mon 29-Dec-14 17:23:38

There are many (too many) that give me the rage. The 'Toffiffeeffeefee' one drives me mad, along with the Aptamil ones.

Hatespiders Mon 29-Dec-14 17:29:49

I hate the ones with a 'dentist' (as if they really are one!) recommending a toothpaste. If using a toothpaste did all that, he'd be out of a job, the twat.

We love the one with all the babies laughing their little heads off. The very last one has such a deep chuckle we always laugh ourselves. I think it's for Cow and Gate milk formula.

Pipbin Mon 29-Dec-14 17:32:26

I hate the Andrex one with children saying stuff that is meant to be cute. It isn't.

AmIthatHot Mon 29-Dec-14 17:39:15

I hate the Tena one with the gurning lady in the purple dress. How many faces can she pull angry

LittleDonkeyLeftie Mon 29-Dec-14 19:46:21

hatespiders I absolutely detest that last baby in the cow and gate ad. He gives me the creeps. DS, 14, is terrified of him too grin

TheWitTank Mon 29-Dec-14 19:50:31

The Muller adverts with Nicole what her name getting fucking yoghurt up her snozz get right on my tits. I have to turn the TV over every time they are on and it's ALL THE TIME.

Hatespiders Mon 29-Dec-14 19:54:36

Aaaaw, LittleDonkey, he's gorgeous! My dh laughs every time at him!

I too dislike the ad asking children how clean is a bum after using loo paper.
I don't reckon they actually ask them that question, just "What is really clean?" But the inference is there and it's just a tad distasteful.

The worst one of all is that completely daft dad covered in sweat, exhausting himself constructing treehouses for his Spoilt Princess dd. I want to slap him.

AnotherGirlsParadise Mon 29-Dec-14 19:57:40

The Trivago ones.

'I want to go toooo... Berlin. I want the perfect hotel for me, at the right price.'

Don't we all, sweetheart. And poor old Berlin.

fluffling Mon 29-Dec-14 19:59:58

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exWifebeginsat40 Mon 29-Dec-14 20:04:28

that last baby on the cow and gate ad is really a very small bank manager. he plays golf and calls people 'squire'.

vienna1981 Mon 29-Dec-14 20:08:16

Don't watch much TV these days but last century two obviously foreign adverts got right up my nose. The first was for an electronic toy car called Bigtrak. The other, Balisto cereal bars (called Tracker these days). The dialogue was ridiculously contrived in both cases and the English language dubbing was hilariously poor. Literally saying things without moving their lips. Terrible.

In the interest of balance the old Heineken ad with the snowman and Buddy Holly singing Raining In My Heart was quite sweet. So my sister says anyway.

When I am made Supreme Ruler of the Universe, the creators of all payday lending company ads, bingo ads and casino ads will be first up against the wall.

And the fecking Gala la la ad creator will be first of all of them!

DioneTheDiabolist Mon 29-Dec-14 20:15:28

I HATE perfume ads. They're terrible.[anger]. Seeing women in various states of undress does not make me want to buy your smell and Chloe ad is seriously creepy.<<shudder>> Yoghurts that require a relationship or sexual response? Fuck off with that!

Greydog Mon 29-Dec-14 20:16:28

The Plusnet advert - dreadful. The stupid ad when the mother worries there might be germs on the child's clothes. Hatespiders oh yes, that stupid man with the ungrateful brat! Of course - there's always .....BARRY SCOTT..... or whoever he is. And yes, the Trivago one, the Venice one was awful. And all perfume and betting ads

EatDessertFirst Mon 29-Dec-14 20:18:32

Perfume ads give me stabby rage. Pointless, poncy bullshit.

Payday/short-term lenders should be banned from preying on the poor advertising at all.

Hoover ads annoy me too. Why would those ladies (because it IS always women) hoover a floor that clearly doesn't need it?? Show me how well that hoover clears a really dirty floor. Then I'll be impressed.

Hatespiders Mon 29-Dec-14 20:19:04

exWife grin

I've always admired Barbara Windsor, but those idiotic bingo ads with her dressed as Elizabeth 1 are the outside of irritating. I even like bingo (in the village hall, not virtual bingo) but she'd put anyone off.

In Ghana we watched some Ghanaian ads on TV in our hotel, and it was hilarious how behind they are in equality of women. Their ads showed adoring, simpering wives serving lordly husbands with delicious food, and cleaning the house to perfection for the Master to admire after work. It was like the fifties. I was worried it would give my dh ideas but he's very good at doing his share and not a bit chauvinistic.

ppeatfruit Tue 30-Dec-14 10:03:49

Yes greydog That one with a mad woman climbing up a bit of silk from the past to the future WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK HAS THAT TO DO WITH PERFUME??????

I agree about poor old Babs W. Hatespiders she must be desperate to sink to such depths grin

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