Wednesday, 12 March 2008

The depths of shallowness

An advert 'featuring lingerie-clad women praying for beautiful hair' has been banned after offending christians. The Guardian helpfully carries the ad on its website. It shows women uttering phrases like:
"May my new curls make her feel choked with jealousy"
The company whose products the ads promoted are unhappy, claiming to have 'a loyal following of women' and that the ads were 'produced by an all-female creative team', as if that makes any difference. I don't think advertisers can claim the same rights as everyone else to offend people in the name free speech. It's a shame that the main aim of adverts these days seems to be to promote a culture of utter shallowness.

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