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At the end of the day Mumsnet is exactly the same as a lot of other online forums and groups, they think they have a voice that matters when in reality, no one cares. Mums (other parents are available) aren't going to drive 10 miles to another supermarket when they have, say, an Asda on their doorstep just because they got a bit miffed at an advert. If any of them are that committed and actually do, they'll be so few that the supermarket won't even notice.
Maybe they think they have the power to mobilise a super-army of irate mums but in reality their gum-bumping isn't going to result in any supermarket losing revenue so let them blow off some steam and then, when they get pissed off at their husbands for not doing enough to help with Christmas, maybe they'll realise that Christmas is far less like their utopian version and a lot more like the ads.
People need to get a grip and get on with life. Whats wrong with asking for a puppy for Christmas? Lots of kids do it. Its part of a picture in a big catalogue, do the people that complained really have nothing else in their lives other than to complain about this type of thing?
I completely agree that some people that buy dogs for their kids, never having owned a dog before are stupid and there should be a test you have to pass before owning a dog but do the people that complained REALLY believe thats theres going to be an additional slew of people buying puppies for their kids because this picture tells them to? Parents who lack the intelligence are going to go and buy a dog, regardless.
I'm a dog owner and a HUGE animal lover, I can't stand the thought of harm coming to any animal, dog or otherwise and so I'm not saying that there isn't a massive problem that needs addressed. What I'm saying is that the complaints about this image in particular are pointless and certainly seem to point to people blowing off about something because they can, rather than because this image will have a significant impact.
Is anyone genuinely excited when Apple announce a launch date any more? You used to get excited to see what innovations they had come up with but lately the focus has been so much less on benefits and much more on features like 'thinner / lighter' or in the case of the 5c, that even the buttons are made of the same injection moulded plastic as the rest of the case.
I loved it! I think some of the issues might stem from the brilliant way its been filmed and Michael Burke doing the voiceover to make it look uber-realistic but come on people, its a tongue-in-cheek advert. I honestly don't see why people are calling it a negative. So the ASA had 250 complaints? So what? so people will get their overly sensitive knickers in twist about anything!
That 'heart' gesture doesn't belong strictly to Gareth Bale in the slightest. Its been around for at least the last couple of years in this country, probably longer elsewhere. Kimberly Wyatt has used it extensively in the last two seasons of Got to Dance on Sky but the funniest was a girl who had just gotten off a bus made the gesture to the guy she had just left on the bus and to say he was reluctant to do it back when other people were watching was an understatement!
It'll be interesting to see how he gets on with the Trademark and if anyone challenges it. It could be really powerful if he gets the Trademark as I suspect a lot of people will be using it without realising it. It'll also be interesting to see how he reacts to a.n.other celeb making the gesture as technically, would that mean he could sue for breach of Trademark?
Will keep an eye out to see what happens.
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