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    Black baby TV ad by GM

    I do not intend raising a debate around this ad but does anybody know where I can get a copy of this tv ad ?
    I googled and looked at Youtube but cannot find this.
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    Why is this ad significant? - haven't seen it myself?
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    Well.......as the ads for GM goes, sales people at GM are working for long hours and are seldom home.
    So this one starts with the white dude making an emergency stop at the maternity home and rushes into the ward where his wife has just given birth. It turns out to be a black baby which I guess confirms the "seldom home" thing and somebody else must have helped him out.
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    I'm sure the ASA will just love that!
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    They did not.........it has been removed !!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martinco View Post
    They did not.........it has been removed !!!!!!!
    Out of curiosity - on what grounds officially?
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    Dave,

    Not sure, I just picked it up on Hello Peter. There must have been an official complaint as the ad only ran for +- 2 weeks.
    I guess it could be controversial depends from which angle you are looking at it.
    My first reaction when I saw it was to burst out laughing as I thought it was quite funny. I even mentioned to my wife that I was of the opinion that it would not run for long. Looking at the comments on Hello Peter, some people did not see the humor in it.
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    Infidelity...? Well I actually saw the advert, and yes it was a bit harsh stating that GM staff works so hard they destroy family life? But in all honesty the advert is open to all kinds of controversy. See for most people humour is only their interpretation of it and everyone else is just wrong.

    Not too long ago, a well known “comedian” took things a bit far and offended people to a degree that they protested by letters. It was even on the radio. Where people debated both sides of the coin.

    In my personal opinion I never liked the so called “comedian” because he was just a cheap trash talker that ended up becoming a celebrity. Still same rule apply, it is a matter of opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave A View Post
    Out of curiosity - on what grounds officially?
    I am guessing - offence would be taken to the play on garden boy or pool boy, which could be offensive from a few angles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sterne.law@gmail.com View Post
    I am guessing - offence would be taken to the play on garden boy or pool boy, which could be offensive from a few angles.
    Is that implied in the ad? I must have an innocent mind (: Didn't even occur to me.

    I just saw the undeniable infidelity angle.
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