UK rules erotic TV ad is offensive to Christians
deng | March 13, 2008 at 10:09 amby
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Britain's Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that an advertisment, which includes the letter t in a font that resembles Jesus' cross has caused serious offence after "almost two dozen complaints." One of the complaints came the Archdeacon of Liverpool.
The ad shows women in lingerie praying for, "flirty flicks to punture the heart" of every man they saw, and a caption: "ghd. A new religion for hair."
Since the Danish Mohammed cartoons were first published, then republished to make yet another point, I have always had a certain sympathy for Muslims who complained about them. Not the Muslims who shouted as they became violent and damaged property and killed people. The way the West has a habit of trashing Muslim countries lately, the way the US coalition went into Afghanistan and Iraq and er, killed people to save them from themselves - I could even see those peoples point of view, a little.
No, I mean the other ninety-five per cent of the Muslim world that goes about its business quietly and simply complains about something that is actually abhorrent to them. Some of them might even have shouted a lot, but those are the people I am in sympathy with.
The only reason I mention this is because I wonder, while all those complaints poured in from all nearly twenty-four people including the Archdeacon of Liverpool, if anyone who feels strongly about this advert might have an inkling about the feelings of Muslims.
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