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Robert dyas are wayy off the mark with sexuality

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DyslexicScientist Sun 13-Dec-15 12:45:16

I'm really hmm about this.

Who thought it would be a good idea in this day and age. Maybe in the 90s

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_YS2dSa-Ud0

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Sun 13-Dec-15 12:46:59

That can't possibly be real

Narp Sun 13-Dec-15 12:47:21

This is a pisstake. Isn't it?

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Sun 13-Dec-15 12:48:40

Oh it is confused

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 13-Dec-15 12:48:44

Are you looking for stores to name and shame OP?

EBearhug Sun 13-Dec-15 12:49:10

That's surely not for real?

LemonRedwood Sun 13-Dec-15 12:50:01

What would prompt them to make an ad like this? It's so weird. They left out groups of people too - what if you're asexual? Nothing in Robert Dyas for you!

DyslexicScientist Sun 13-Dec-15 12:51:23

Its real from their official YouTube.

Oh sorry I m forgot I've already slagged off one store today, im quite any cobsunerisum and wank promotion and adverts blush

coffeetasteslikeshit Sun 13-Dec-15 12:51:34

What???

OurBlanche Sun 13-Dec-15 12:52:26

Even The Huff is confused over this

www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/12/13/robert-dyas-christmas-advert-video_n_8798106.html

BishopBrennansArse Sun 13-Dec-15 12:53:30

Is that a fucking spoof?

EBearhug Sun 13-Dec-15 12:53:39

I don't care about the sexuality of the people who serve me in shops. I might care about their knowledge if I need to ask questions, but unless I were buying sextoys, I can't see that sexuality is relevant there, either. Pretty sure I have never had to declare my sexuality when shopping anywhere, either.

Are they reacting (badly) to a discrimination case or something?

RufusTheReindeer Sun 13-Dec-15 12:54:06

Oh good lord hmm

SoWhite Sun 13-Dec-15 12:57:10

Apparently it a parody of this advert:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnOyMSEWNTs

Parody doesn't work if the thing you are referencing is obscure!!

RJnomore1 Sun 13-Dec-15 12:57:11

It's got to be a joke.

The woman going "I'm bisexual and I always find something I love at Robert dyas" is the funniest thing I've seen in ages. It can't be serious?

JohnCusacksWife Sun 13-Dec-15 12:57:56

Speechless....

CarbonEmittingPenguin Sun 13-Dec-15 12:59:13

I must tweet this! It's absolutely horrendous! "Look at this Christmas tree, it's perfect for a gay person, or a straight person."

Narp Sun 13-Dec-15 12:59:19

Ah, that makes sense SoWhite

It is quite funny as a parody.

Sparklingbrook Sun 13-Dec-15 13:00:52

How did you stumble across that advert? What were you looking for? confused I have not heard of the store or seen the ad on the TV.

SoWhite Sun 13-Dec-15 13:01:36

How have you not heard of Robert Dyas?

DoreenLethal Sun 13-Dec-15 13:02:39

That is brilliant.

VaticanAssassin Sun 13-Dec-15 13:02:50

The ad, whether you think it's good, bad or hilarious has done exactly what it intended to- get people everywhere talking about Robert Dyas just in time for Christmas grin

DyslexicScientist Sun 13-Dec-15 13:03:45

I'm even more confused. Why did they make it about sexuality?

Is the black white one a joke?

Sparklingbrook Sun 13-Dec-15 13:06:13

I have googled the shop. Apparently there is one 20 miles from me SoWhite. Never heard of it.

SoWhite Sun 13-Dec-15 13:07:26

Fair enough Sparkling.

Yes Dyslexic, the black and white one was a joke in the first place.

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