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To think new irn bru advert is in poor taste

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Stillonthatbloodycomputer Tue 13-Mar-18 00:40:45

Am I the only one to think the latest Irn Bru advert is in very poor taste, they say it's humour, REALLY ? I have visions of children in playgrounds all shouting 'can't ' and thinking it funny because they know exactly what they mean

SneakyGremlins Tue 13-Mar-18 00:47:05

What is it?

TIRFandProud Tue 13-Mar-18 01:04:50


squoosh Tue 13-Mar-18 01:22:34

That's the whole point of Irn Bru ads. Like the one about the baby called Fanny. They're aiming for poor taste!

Puffycat Tue 13-Mar-18 01:24:25

Aw come on it’s funny! Don’t be a can’t! It will only be on tv for a couple of weeks anyway cos it’s shite

Puffycat Tue 13-Mar-18 01:26:52

Also it’s all about accents.........say the Coop one with a southern say it Scottish..............

Puffycat Tue 13-Mar-18 02:02:00

I’m a bit bored. In bed gotta go to sleep but was hoping for a MN dilemma I could give my opinion to before I snuggle down. No? Ok I’ll give you 3 mins

ThisIsTheFirstStep Tue 13-Mar-18 02:23:59

I think it’s a very Scottish sense of humour. Scottish people are less offended by the word cunt than the English, generally.

Oh no, children will say a word!!

You know they’re all saying it when there’s no adults around anyway, right?

MissionItsPossible Tue 13-Mar-18 04:23:33

Erm I haven’t seen it but calling someone a cunt in an advert hmm Doesn’t seem appropriate... however it is iron bru advert so guessing it’s a play on words? <off to google>

sirlee66 Tue 13-Mar-18 04:47:34

Haven't seen the advert... iron bru are calling people cunts??

LolitaLempicka Tue 13-Mar-18 04:51:09

It is a shite advert. The Irn Bru adverts used to be sooooo cool. But you sound like a petty can’t OP.

heron98 Tue 13-Mar-18 05:05:36

Ha ha. Do not agree about the Scottish sense of humour. I think if anything Scottish people are a bit more prudish.

Plump82 Tue 13-Mar-18 05:42:19

Im Scottish and think its funny. Glad Irn Bru (not Iron bru) are back with their usual style of advert.

Buggeritimgettingup Tue 13-Mar-18 06:06:22

Everyone says cun't here instead of couldn't it's an accent thing.

CandyMelts Tue 13-Mar-18 06:16:55

Ahh fond memories of bring blindsided when called "a daft wee cunt" as a young graduate when I moved to a Scottish office. I grew to find it quite endearing grin

coolwalking Tue 13-Mar-18 06:37:52

Irn BRU adverts are known for this style. The Fanny one still makes me tear up with laughing. one got banned for being offensive to transgender people. It's in you tube "everybody in the world loves irn bru"

Scottish folks tend to say the c word more often in humour from my experience of being Scottish. Don't waste energy getting offended by adverts. They got your attention so for them that's a win!

Plus Irn Bru is pure braw like so try it ya wee radge

Soubriquet Tue 13-Mar-18 06:38:20

found it!!

And I suppose it does say can't as in you can't do that not cunt.

Soubriquet Tue 13-Mar-18 06:43:27


Fugitivefrombrusstice Tue 13-Mar-18 06:44:45

Come on, it's really not offensive. It's just tongue in cheek Scottish humour. It's slightly risqué but no more than that.

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shakeyourcaboose Tue 13-Mar-18 06:49:01

@coolwalking- am now singing 'Everyone in the world loves irn bru, l do, l do, l do, even though l used to be a maaaaaan'. (awaits rap on (non hairy!) knuckles)

Creambun2 Tue 13-Mar-18 06:50:08

Vulgar adverts for a horrible drink. And people wonder why there are terrible tooth decay problems in Scotland?

Isadora2007 Tue 13-Mar-18 06:53:48


NerrSnerr Tue 13-Mar-18 06:57:25

I think they’re funny. Clearly I’m chavvy and vulgar. I can take that.

coolwalking Tue 13-Mar-18 07:02:31

@shakeyourcaboose I whistle the tune quite often....i remember this being on when I was a kid and my grandparents tutting away

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