God, some people are pathetic

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What on earth is so wrong with the word ‘vagina’…why do people complain about such trivial things?

A television ad featuring the words “vagina” and “discharge” has prompted 20 complaints.

The Carefree underwear liner ad features a naked woman covered by a flower, telling females about normal body functions. “Even that bit of discharge in between our period is our body working to keep the vagina healthy,” an actor says.

Carefree said the ad, thought to be the first to use the words in New Zealand, sought to break down taboos and encourage the correct names for body parts. But since it went to air, the Advertising Standards Authority had received about 20 complaints.

When the ad ran in Australia, it prompted 30 complaints in 24 hours, but it was found to be appropriate.

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  • Adolf Fiinkensein

    Cam, you must be more careful in your choice of words:-

    “What on earth is so wrong with the word ‘vagina’…why do people complain about such trivial things:”

  • Dave

    ah…okay, so replace that word …… Vagina with Pussy, perhaps snatch, perhaps C#*!   actually, people need to get over themselves, from birth, males have a penis, and females have a vagina, yup, simple isn’t it.   

    So, where is the problem, perhaps the BSA / ASA can simply send the complainants a letter stating the advertising is FACTUAL, and can they please suggest an alternate name.

  • El Jorge

    My issue is with the use of the word ‘dischage’, the last thing I want to hear about whilst eating dinner is vaginal ‘discharge’

    • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz Whaleoil

      Turn the TV off when eating then…

    • Dave

      All depends what your eating for dinner :)

      • Travis Poulson

        Minestrone wouldn’t be the best for the time…

  • LesleyNZ

    I am pathetic and I don’t care. Don’t like those adverts.

  • Brian Smaller

    I am still waiting for a toilet paper add that acvtually says “it wipes the shit of your bum”

  • Pita

    Not a growler nor a minge amongst them… how about a fur burger…or even a box…sheesh…I guess you’d have to be British

  • Mr_Blobby

    Just watched the whole advert, must have missed it.

  • Callum

    I don’t want to see an instructional advert on applying haemorrhoid cream to my arse either. There is some shit we just don’t need the details for on TV. And not in the middle of my dinner especially.

    • Travis Poulson

      What about a colonic irrigation demonstration?

    • http://unsolicitedious.wordpress.com/ Unsolicitedious

      I agree, but I find things like a guy eating the head off a chicken (Police Ten-7) at 7.30pm far more offensive.

      TV is always going to offend on some level so if you dont like being offended dont watch it or as Whale said above, turn it off when you’re eating!

      • Callum

        Programmes are required to have warnings for potentially offensive content, adverts aren’t. This one has been playing all hours of the day, saw it at lunchtime when someone had the TV on at work.

  • rouppe

    Compare with the indignation when a certain woman overheard men talking privately about condoms, AIDS and the relative economic value of services from one place versus another.

    Can’t have it both ways…

  • Mr Sackunkrak

    What is it with these “I write to complain” types?  They should be grateful the advertiser didn’t show a vaginal discharge!

    • LesleyNZ

      Nothing wrong with them – they just have different standards and values.

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