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A Banned TV Advertisement And The Way Society Has Changed For The Worse.......

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posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 08:11 PM
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I came across this Australian advertisement today that was banned from being shown on TV…

After I watched the video I couldn’t really understand why it had been banned…

What is being shown within the content of the advertisement is very true in today’s society and I really believe that it sends out a clear message of how things have changed for the worse…

Personally I am very disgusted most of the time with the behaviour of people out and about in the community and the way that they behave, especially in front of their own children and other people’s children…

Not too long ago adults used to be aware of when children were around and they used to try and curb their language and also their aggressive behaviour. At one time many men were more courteous and wouldn’t even utter an expletive in front of a woman…

But now it seems as if nobody gives a damn about anybody else and people in general just do as they please, regardless of who else is around…

At one time, if a group of men were together in the pub having a pint and a bit of banter, obviously certain amounts of bad language would be used, but that’s just blokes letting off steam. But if a woman entered the pub, then out of respect one guy would always chirp up out of the side of his mouth, “Alright lads, woman present, mind your language,” the other blokes would take this on board and tone down the cursing until the woman had left the room and then they would resume the effing and blinding again…

This may sound pretty old school, (I am 48 now) but at least people used to give a damn and have a little respect for each other, and they certainly wouldn't be effing and blinding in front of the kids…

Another example of this is the way that children are now allowed inside public houses, which really gets my goat. Firstly I don’t believe that children should be in a public house, a pub is for adults. Adults like me, go to the pub to get away from the children, they don’t want to be surrounded by children while they are trying to have a quiet pint and a bit of banter with their mates. When I was a kid there was no way that I would be allowed to sit in a pub, children in the old days used to sit outside on a bench or on the pub step eating a bag of potato crisps (chips) and have a can of drink…

But due to the way that the beer prices have risen in the last few years here in the UK, it now seems as though anything goes. Beer prices have gone up vastly; people aren't going to the pub as much because of the expense, so they drink in the house because it is cheaper...

People are also not going to the pub because smoking is no longer allowed, so obviously the amount of people going out for a drink has dropped in great numbers. So the only way that pub landlords can try and make any money is by introducing a cheap food menu to the pub to draw people along with their children into the pub to make money that way…

But the downside to this, is the fact that because people can no longer smoke inside the pub, many landlords have erected outside smoking areas to try and hang onto some of their clientele. But the downside to these outside smoking areas, is the fact that adults are outside drinking, smoking and the normal cursing, and the children are sitting amongst the adults while all this is going on around them…

So the more adults that go to the pub to sit outside, more children come with them. Then in turn, because children get bored easy, all the children then congregate together in their own area of the smoking area (beer garden) and it becomes more of a kindergarten. The kids are shouting and swearing at each other because the adults are, the adults are shouting louder and louder to try and hear themselves over the din of the children, so what should be a relaxing time in the pub, then turns into world war three. It really pisses me off (Look, I’m cursing now..haha)

So where is the cut-off point? What is right and what is wrong? Myself and some of my mates couldn't just walk inside a local school, go into the dinner hall, pull up some chairs and start cursing at each other while swigging a few beers, could we?

I honestly believe that like most things today, things are not thought through well enough, especially from a government point of view in order to maintain some kind of appropriate order and respect within today’s society and the general community…

One other point I was going to make is that fact that because people can no longer afford to drink in their local pub anymore, this means that people are starting to drink indoors more than what they used to. The great English pub culture is diminishing due to costs and the smoking ban…

Whereas before, the English have always been great socialisers, the pub has always been an English custom, they are now being reduced to staying indoors more often than what they used to do. This means that cheaper and stronger alcohol is being bought from supermarkets, both men and women are drinking more heavily, and then what erupts from there is terrible drunken behaviour, more family arguments, more mental and physical abuse and more disruption within families. All this because the government put up the price of a pint and trying to reduce the health risks by banning smoking…

Personally I believe that what they have done is make the whole situation far worse than what it was before. I may have gone off topic slightly, but all this change has a knock on effect and things are going to get worse and worse as time goes on…

It’s all so sad indeed….

Please have a look at the banned advertisement, it only lasts 1min 32 secs, and please tell me and others your thoughts on the matter…

Cheers….
davethebear





posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 08:16 PM
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Respect for others died shortly after MTV went on the air. We now live in a "Culture of Disrespect". It will not change anytime soon, if ever.

People have become self absorbed turd buckets with most not worth the food stamps they are getting.
edit on 7-11-2013 by Mamatus because: (no reason given)


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posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 08:18 PM
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Probably one of the best, most effective commercials I have ever seen.

*wow*



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 08:20 PM
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why was it banned?



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 08:20 PM
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beezzer
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Probably one of the best, most effective commercials I have ever seen.

*wow*

Which is probably why it was banned.



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 08:23 PM
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beezzer
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Probably one of the best, most effective commercials I have ever seen.

*wow*


Yeah beezzer, I felt very sad after watching it.........what more can I say............very sad and quite distressing for the future generations....but gets the point across:



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 08:23 PM
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Same why was it banned it is a great ad and If only people took notice of the message.



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 08:25 PM
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FraternitasSaturni
why was it banned?


Probably because of the reason that beezzer, gave.............probably too effective..........



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 08:28 PM
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That was a very good ad, and should be run free of charge on every station in the world, multiple times.

It was banned what? Strange that someone would go that route on this work of art.



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 08:29 PM
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Good share! People need to see this!!!



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 08:29 PM
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The ad was horrible. Sometimes someone reading aloud some written words across a screen would get the same message to adults without all the horrible visuals in that ad. It was jam-packed with violence and an orgy of bad social behaviour. Glad it was banned. We see enough horror on TV as it is.



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 08:29 PM
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"ooooh children doing horrible things on the tele.....bad bad bad! My children might see this and learn these horrible things from the tele.......!!!!!bad bad bad!"

Not even noticing the irony.



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 08:32 PM
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Luuke123
Good share! People need to see this!!!


Hear, hear............



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 08:43 PM
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Could have been banned so it goes viral. The old scarcity trick. Oh, it's banned! Let's all watch it!

I see what they did there.



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 08:49 PM
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Are you serious? Its banned?
Yet, 99% of the derogatory bs out there (music, shows ect) are permitted.
MAD MAD WORLD!




posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 08:51 PM
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Sorry but words in a book can bring up much worse images in a childs head...ever read the bible as a kid?



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 09:19 PM
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Great post mate. Had to share this in my socials.



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 09:23 PM
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davethebear
After I watched the video I couldn’t really understand why it had been banned…

What is being shown within the content of the advertisement is very true in today’s society and I really believe that it sends out a clear message of how things have changed for the worse…


I think you answered your own question.



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 09:48 PM
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aboutface
The ad was horrible. Sometimes someone reading aloud some written words across a screen would get the same message to adults without all the horrible visuals in that ad. It was jam-packed with violence and an orgy of bad social behaviour. Glad it was banned. We see enough horror on TV as it is.


I'm glad I'm not the only one who didn't see a major question about why such a thing might be banned.

It's the fact it wasn't self evident to more people, which bothers me the most.



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 10:05 PM
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Well that's pretty cut and dry isn't it? My opinion???? Excellent.

It's excellent because it makes you uncomfortable... It makes you uncomfortable because most everyone can see aspects of themselves in there somewhere.

Can't have people being uncomfortable because something/someone is pointing out their faults now can we? Everyone is perfect, we all get a ribbon for first place, and it's a bright sunny day in Oz...

It should be aired IMO.



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