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To think the latest malteasers ad is a bit much?

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wevegottobeathemdown Sun 01-Jan-17 09:07:01

So the latest ad depicts a disabled wheelchair user describing how her condition, whatever it is, led her to inadvertently wank off her date.

What happened to the chocolate ads of yore. Perhaps the milk tray hero should have been a bit more forward.

thumpingrug Sun 01-Jan-17 09:21:14

The purpose of advertising is to grab your attention. In your case this one has worked as you have noticed it.

I like it, its funny and shows disabled people in a real life way.

SomethingLikeFlying Sun 01-Jan-17 09:22:27

What thump said

dawnmist Sun 01-Jan-17 09:28:16

her condition, whatever it is, led her to inadvertently wank off her date
really? I never take much notice of ads. How can that be right. Adverts have sunk to a new low if that is the case.

missyB1 Sun 01-Jan-17 09:29:33

Disability aside I don't need to see adverts that resort to this low level in order to sell their products. And in fact crappy irritating adverts often put me off buying the product.

BravoPanda Sun 01-Jan-17 09:29:38

Will you be complaining about the one where the deaf girl's hearing aid was eaten by the dog next?

honeysucklejasmine Sun 01-Jan-17 09:30:51

It's not a new advert. And i have never seen it aired pre watershed.

creakyknees13 Sun 01-Jan-17 09:30:56

It's been around for ages and 'her condition' is cerebral palsy.

SausageSoda Sun 01-Jan-17 09:32:37

I hate it. Can't see the correlation between wanking and malteasers.

FeckinCrutches Sun 01-Jan-17 09:37:14

It's been around for ages, it was aired after the Paralympics to raise disability awareness.

NerrSnerr Sun 01-Jan-17 09:38:37

I hadn't seen it but it's here if anyone wants to look http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/maltesers-ad-storme-toolis-paralympicsukk_57d13e2be4b0ced6a09858e5. I think it's great, helps show that disabled people are normal people who have normal lives.

Squeegle Sun 01-Jan-17 09:39:35

I thought it was funny too

Manumission Sun 01-Jan-17 09:40:45

Normal lives? Malteaser related accidental wanking? confused

PigletWasPoohsFriend Sun 01-Jan-17 09:41:35

Not a new advert at all.

It was brought out at the same time as the paraolympics on September.

wevegottobeathemdown Sun 01-Jan-17 09:42:38

It makes me cringe. It is overly scripted and contrived.

SoupDragon Sun 01-Jan-17 09:44:29

This was discussed to death when it was a new ad. I don't see a problem with it.

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Sun 01-Jan-17 09:45:33

Last post on this said it was Poor Taste rather than A Bit Much.

ShowMePotatoSalad Sun 01-Jan-17 09:47:37

* can't see the correlation between wanking and maltesers"

Hahaha!

OnionKnight Sun 01-Jan-17 09:47:45

I love it, I have Cerebral Palsy and the first time I saw it I howled with laughter.

Chelazla Sun 01-Jan-17 09:49:31

I don't like it, I think it's patronising to everyone. Agree with pp who said it was over scripted.

wevegottobeathemdown Sun 01-Jan-17 09:49:39

So the idea is if you are disabled you have to be wacky and extreme to show how 'normal' you are? It's a contradiction at best and insulting.

Frusso Sun 01-Jan-17 09:49:51

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mylittlephoney Sun 01-Jan-17 09:51:03

Bloody hilarious. Just what bridesmaids get up to isn't it?

honeysucklejasmine Sun 01-Jan-17 09:52:49

Yes, what Frusso said.

2017watchoutherewecome Sun 01-Jan-17 09:54:25

There is much more serious stuff to be bothered about, my friend with cerebral palsy can't seem to be bothered about and neither can I. If disabled people are offended then that's one thing and they can complain to the ASA and have the matter considered.

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