Banned in Australia, available on Whaleoil

Dick Smith has had one of his ads banned:

Boat people staggering ashore from a burning shipwreck feature in a jingoistic ad created for Dick Smith Foods which the entrepreneur claims has been banned from primetime by the TV networks.

The ad – timed for Australia Day – has been created for the Australian food company by comedian and producer Dan Ilic through his company Downwind Media.

Smith claims in the ad that immigrants are headed to Australia to enjoy his food. He says: “Why else would thousands be trying to get here?”

The ad also features innuendo around the phrase “I love Dick”.

The banned ad is after the break 

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