Totally Gay Outrage

Apparently this billboard is homophobic:

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Sophie Lockwood said she had previously enjoyed the billboards.

”I have always had a good giggle at your billboards as I drive down the Hutt motorway each morning, but I am pretty disgusted by the one I saw yesterday. Homophobia in this day and age? Really??”

Kay Gubbins had a similar view.

”What’s with the anti-gay signs Tui? They’re creepy and uncool. I used to like your beer but I can find other brands that don’t offend me and my gay friends.” 

I bet your gay friends aren’t offended at all, go be outraged over something important.

Their outrage might cause maybe 10 poofs might stop buying it…big financial hit for DB…Yeah right.

Instead they got nationwide coverage of a blokes beer and a couple of wowsers and sooks little attempt at outrage delivered hundreds of thousands of dollars in free ad budget to Tui.

 


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  • unitedtribes

    Maybe you should ask Colin Craige what he thinks

    • Don’t you mean Colleen Grag?

  • Justsayn

    It seems we love to laugh at ourselves, unless it is actually our self we are being asked to laugh at.

    If you find yourself offended by this sign you need to address your self-esteem issues – don’t be such a poofy girl’s blouse about it.

  • It’s not homophobic at all.
    Move along please – nothing to see here…

  • Gazzaw

    Maybe their husbands went to bat for the other side.

    • dumbshit

      which side is that? one does not know now what a husband is: a front bum or a rear one

      • 4077th

        Batting is probably an outdated term now. I believe pitching and catching are more relevant as we have now completely accepted the game for what it is.

        • BJ

          Yeah right!

          Actually it is a game changer.

      • unsol

        putting the verb into your name eh – a nonsensical comment.

    • unsol

      probably true!

  • cows4me

    So it’s homophobic, how fucking sad, never mind. Think I’ll buy a couple more dozen of Tui just for the hell of it, when I next go to town. No doubt Sophia and Kay will be petitioning their parliamentarians, this outrage can’t go unpunished, how dare one mock the gay lifestyle. Obviously we will need laws to rein this in, hate speech laws anyone ?. Only a matter of time. They wanted equality, they got it, so they can go and cry a fucking river for all I’m concerned.

    • unsol

      It is actually the opposite of homophobic – it is giving the LGBT community the validation they always wanted; now they can be the butt of the same jokes about family break-ups & mother in-laws etc

    • Dave

      I think Tui should perhaps send WOBH a few product freebies from the “Toki” brewery, we could all sit round with a drink and solve the problems of the world, WOBH style!

    • Rodger T

      As much as I like their billboards,nothing will entice me to buy their swampwater.

      • TayheiNotts

        I think it is very sad that the brewery with the most brilliant advertising is the shittiest beer available.

    • wikiriwhi

      Hear, hear

  • williamabong

    And these two brain dead women actually went public with this, must be something in the water, perhaps they just want to add “professional complainer and publicly humiliated idiot” to their CV.

  • wikiriwhi

    Told you the gays wouldn’t be happy. They’ll always have something to whinge about.
    They need to keep up controversy to keep their political agenda alive. Watch them go into the schools to indoctrinate children. They’ll be a part of the school syllabus very soon while they work on getting Bible in schools out. People say God has nothing to do with it but the gays have already infiltrated the churches and have leaders in the Anglican church. There’s no way anyone can say God has nothing to do with it and that gays are unwelcome in the churches. That’s a huge lie

    • baygirl

      It’s about time someone worked to get Bible in Schools out

      • wikiriwhi

        Why when bigger majority of parents and kids want Bible in schools

        • baygirl

          When I was at school (not that long ago!!) of my class of thirty odd children, the parents of all but 5 children withdrew them from religious education over the year. We hated it. It got to the stage where there were so many kids who were opted out throughout the school they ended up having a shared session in the library with the few kids who wanted it. And the ladies who taught it were lovely ladies from my church, so the problem wasn’t with them!

    • I’d say most gay people would find this funny, not offensive. It’s likely the fag hag bean fart hippy types who are vicariously offended. Gays ‘infiltrating the church’? Really? To do what, convert people to gaydom? Don’t be daft, luvvie.

      • mick le prick

        I agree the tragic media couldnt wait to find some moron and beat it up.
        As a gay man i find this a non story but great marketing for Tui.
        Good on them ….it’s just keeping in with their other Yaeh Right adverts.

        Some losers out there need to harden the F..k up

    • Part of the school syllabus? if it is that simple to turn boys gay I suggest you go into a classroom of 14 year old boys having a ‘sex education’ class, tell them – “right guys want you to stick your cock into the boy next to you” ….and see what the reaction is, see how successful such “indocrination” turns out to be hahahaha!

    • unsol

      they’re not gay & the response from the gay community seems to be the same – these women are bored whingers.

      If anything it is a huge compliment as finally LGBT can now be the butt of the same jokes….

      • Hazards001

        What same joke? The queers and steers have been the butt…excuse the pun of many jokes..but they will never be able to be compared to me…because they just aren’t..sorry.

        • Hazards001

          and just because someone thinks the law sez they are makes it so…well…hardy haha to that too!

        • unsol

          The random downer wasnt me :-)

          • Hazards001

            lol

          • unsol

            Looks like you have joined the club of being a random downer recipient. The mods extended their welcome to me a few weeks back.

            Seems odd people go to all the effort to log in & just down vote!

          • Hazards001

            Yeah..well there are plenty of numptys out there. My ex could never understand why I liked to go for a beer with people that always argued all the time too…it was because you learn things when people don’t always agree with you.

          • unsol

            I agree! Mark it down – a moment in history haha! :-)

          • Hazards001

            I have my own personal troll

          • unsol

            Lucky you! I have a couple too :)

  • In Vino Veritas

    Again, I direct these twerps to Stephen Fry: “Its simply a whine, no more than a whine. It has no meaning. It has no purpose, it has no reason to be respected as a phrase: “I am offended by that”. Well so fucking what?”
    These women need to stop being so very precious and get a life. The billboard is funny!

    • unsol

      Not sure if it is funny as children having to adjust to family break-ups never is.

      But it is very relevant re the recent Bill.

      • In Vino Veritas

        unsol, I can see where you are coming from, but this stuff is a tongue in cheek funny. Let’s not take every thing we read so bloody seriously.

        • unsol

          I agree, but for me, jokes about kids are always off limits. Take 7 days the other night – they brought in the whole Rolf Harris thing as part of their repertoire. Not cool & not funny.

          • Who says that the children in mention aren’t adults?

          • BJ

            That’s the way I would take it – because having had 5 teenagers I know what language they use – and they use nice a lot – in a cynically way. And the advertising team would have had adults in mind of course – seeing as they are selling an adult product – they’re not appealing to under 18 yr olds now are they.

          • In Vino Veritas

            Jeez unsol. If we were to “associate” like you have for anything bad that may or may not happen, or have happened, or might happen, we would be a pretty dull bunch of morons.

          • unsol

            So just to clarify you are saying that jokes about children family break-ups & child sexual abuse are fine? Hmmm, seems to me you probably thought the unfunny comedian was funny too…..

            Well each to their own. I like the Tui ads, I like their controversial approach. But anything that relates to the emotional wellbeing of children crosses the line. Objecting on that basis doesn’t make me or anyone else dull, it just means I/we might have a different moral code to you.

            But these women didn’t object on this basis. They did so because they believed them to be homophobic. So enough said yeh?

          • Hazards001

            And you’re an expert on marriage breakups now too?

            Fuck the whinney lil bitches..it’s funny!

          • unsol

            Yep I like that that the LGBT are now being included in the same jokes, but I just don’t like that makes like of the impact on kids.

            And since your comment implies you disagree….are you saying that children are affected break-ups? That if the parents find new partners that this has no impact?

          • Hazards001

            As I’m an expert in this particular field I think I’ll leave it at that. Suffice to say my kids make the odd comment now and again..one in the weekend..but all in all as it wasn’t my choice and they know it they hardly ever bother to bring it up. They quiet like having a Dad all to themselves that spoils them rotten…and a place to threaten Mum with if she pushes it too much…and she does.

          • unsol

            I asked the questions because I know your answers are that you agree. You have shared enough for me to know how difficult things must have been & no doubt still are. Surely you must know by now I am on your side – I have zero tolerance for assholes & asshole behaviour :-)

  • tarkwin

    Green voters – to be expected.

  • toby_toby

    My aren’t people precious. They’re not really thinking about this sign, they’re just skim reading it and deciding that it must be homophobic.

    Think about how this sign may have read in times past. “Dad’s new wife seems nice. Yeah right.” Nothing wrong with that. Step-parents are often seen as not being nice. All this is, is substituting who the step-parent is as a spin on the recent gay marriage amendment. The joke isn’t gay people. The joke is step-parents.

    How are people so fucking dim that they don’t get that?

    • BJ

      Using the word ‘nice’ speaks for itself. Being referred to as ‘nice’ is not usually a genuine compliment.

      • Justsayn

        Nice comment BJ

        • BJ

          Thats nice you think so

      • toby_toby

        Discovered the sarcasm of the billboard, have you?

        • BJ

          The sarcasm of the billboard with its’ yeah right’ shouldn’t be lost on anyone thats a normal sarcasm appreciating adult but I was only talking about the word ‘nice.

          • toby_toby

            The meaning of the word nice is irrelevant. In this case the word nice means nice. If you’re an adult of normal intelligence, you ought to realise that.

          • BJ

            I repeat – being referred to as a ‘nice’ person is not complimentary – it is an empty comment

          • toby_toby

            It can be either – context is important. In this case, nice means nice. You clearly don’t understand the punchline of the ad.

          • BJ

            Yes Toby I do I do – don’t you worry yourself about that.
            But nice just doesn’t mean nice anymore: The word “nice” tends to be used in rather a wishy-washy sense these days. In general use it tends to mean anything that is satisfactory.
            just like gay doesn’t mean happy anymore.
            And yes, the joke is about step-parents.

          • toby_toby

            I know what you mean about the way the word is used. But you’re fooling yourself in quite an idiotic way if you think that is the way the word is used on every occasion and you’re fooling yourself even more if you think that’s how it’s used in this billboard. The word nice is not the punchline. You still don’t get it, do you?

          • BJ

            You are trying to convince me about something that is open to interpretation – I don’t need convincing. I know fully well the sentiments of the caption. Every word of that advert is there for a reason and I merely make light of the word ‘nice’ – never ever said it was the ‘punchline’. Now please be nice and drop it.

          • toby_toby

            In the context of the ad, it’s actually not open to interpretation. If you think they are using the word in the way you think they are, then you’re actually quite thick.

          • BJ

            You are a distressed soul, aren’t you.

  • Andy

    Just another example of “liberal” intolerance.

  • Justsayn

    Piss off.

    If you’re offended stop buying Tui – yeah right.

  • johnbronkhorst

    So dad is gay???….So how did you get here??? Playing both sides of the street maybe?
    Last I heard man + man doesn’t make kid!!!
    “Dad’s new husband…”……how many husbands has he had? If this is the NEW one?
    After presumably having a kid with…shock of shocks…a WOMAN…to create YOU!!!

    • Justsayn

      Hence dad’s new husband… catch up John or someone may need to give you a firm push from behind.

    • No, apparently you find a surrogate mother, wank into a beaker – she does her thing – and 9 months later the gayboy is a dad.

      • BJ

        And the child has received, potentially, gay dominant genes —— if you believe the science. So to follow through with the genetics…………….

        • and so what? I have a 14 year old son, an 11 year old son, an 8 year old son – so what if, in due course, they turn out gay? nowadays they can marry as well as breed haha

          • I guess the point I am making BJ is this – I would much rather my children, if they were gay, lived lives of happiness where they can get married to another guy, have kids with a surrogate mother, than to live a lie enduring years of misery and deceit ….because they thought I would disapprove of them being poofs.
            And in a couple of years time I would be 100000 times happier if my son told me he was gay and was rooting a boyfriend, than telling me he is straight and his girlfriend was pregnant (if you know what I mean?)

          • BJ

            Maybe in the future when certain conditions can be ascertained as right in a reproductive ‘cycle’ a couple can choose to go for gay or straight offspring depending on your bent — oh, but that might lead to further interfering with the natural course of society

          • spollyike

            At least one thing that increased gay adoption will prove is whether gayness is actually genetic as many gays who believe they are all born that way will have us believe. Or, whether gayness is a result of upbringing in some way. If these gay parents have more gay adopted kids than heterosexual couples then we know the whole “i can’t help it i was born gay” thing is a crock and it can be redefined as a psychological condition as it was up till 40 odd years ago.

          • unsol

            You seem to have ignored what is common knowledge: gay adoption has already been happening for years & years. The Adoption Act does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. So the only difference is LGBT couples now have the option of getting married & adopt as a couple – no de facto couple whether straight or gay can adopt as a couple.

        • unsol

          Such a retarded & circular argument. Gay men & women have always been – until modern science & IVF, the product of straight men & women since the beginning of time.

          And so what. The same can be said for mental retardation (usually indicative by the inability to construct a logical argument).

          If we are going to be worried about so-called faulty genetics that limit our potential to progress as humans then eliminating the tendency to being a dumbass should surely be our number one priority. After all, it is dumb people making dumb choices that cost this country more than we can afford (welfare, crime etc).

          • BJ

            You obviously didn’t watch yesterdays ‘Required viewing’ video on how to leave better comments

          • unsol

            BJ your comments, including the ones above, break almost every rule that boy put forward. Where this issue is concerned, those who oppose have only put forward baseless, factually vapid comments that are quick to resort to ad hominem attacks when asked to quantify things.

            Take your little science comment. Devoid of fact & ignores the obvious so you imply a dig at the way I articulate my comments.

            Own goal there don’t you think?!

          • BJ

            There you go again

    • You would be amazed at how many young guys get married (to a woman), have kids, get divorced, then a few years later decide to come out of the closet.

      • johnbronkhorst

        I love it when people Assume I know nothing of this:
        To inform you:
        I am 53
        I have travelled around this world SEVERAL times.
        I have lived in London where my wife’s best friend decorated our wedding cars this very effeminate gay man remains a very dear friend of ours.
        I have lived in Kings Cross (Sydney) and went on one of the first gay/Lesbian mardigra’s after being invited by one of the local organisers (not just me but ALL the people in our building, most of whom were straight like me)
        So please, I am not quite as innocent as you might think and need no explainations.

        • I reckon that mardigra in sydney must be a lot of fun from what i have seen on tv about it. All harmless stuff.

          • johnbronkhorst

            The one I went on was. But the bastard only gave us 1 days notice so our costumes were a bit lame!!

      • LesleyNZ

        So it must the woman’s fault they go gay then. Wonder why? Maybe they end up inside the closet because ……. 15 A quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping on a rainy day; 16 restraining her is like restraining the wind or grasping oil with the hand. Proverbs 27:15-17

  • Patrick

    How is it homophobic? Gays are forever telling us they want to be treated like any other member of society – the rest of us are subject to this sort of humour all the time so why not the gay community? I don’t see anything offensive or derogatory in what is said on the sign. Are we now expected to treat gays as some sort of protected species or are they going to be treated just like all the rest of us?

  • Humour is always so funny right up until that one thing that offends ME. Either all the Tui billboards are funny, or none of them are.

    • unsol

      Exactly. If anyone is offended then they can jump in line behind all those who have been offended by their other ones…such as “let’s take a moment this Christmas to think about Christ”, “mate I won’t piss in your wetsuit” or “sorry your Christmas present was on Rena” etc (thanks google!)!!!

  • Teletubby

    I had a conversation with a couple of gay friends on Saturday night along the lines that gay people have a sense of humour as well and they didn’t have an issue with gay people being the butt (no pun intended) of the joke if it was funny.
    I’m fat and I laugh at fat jokes if they are funny, it’s just a bit of fun after all.

  • Lion_ess

    Pair of sooks – perhaps they’re upset because it doesn’t refer to Mum’s new wife.

  • Dr Wang

    First the homosexual community wanted gay marriage so they could be “equal”… now they expect “special treatment” so their delicate sensibilities won’t be offended.

    FFS they got what they wanted, stop bleating – jokes about in-laws etc etc are just part of the territory. They just can’t seem to shake off the self-indulgent special status they enjoy as self-defined “victims” of homophobia.

    • unsol

      Completely agree except that according to MSM the LGBT don’t have an issue with it. This is more a case of 2 bored liberal housewives who probably get offended at everything….including programs like “Hung” because it is about a male prostitute & shows his penis (remember that BSA complaint a while back?)!

  • My only wish is that they had erected this billboard DURING the gay marriage debate, not after the fact. :(

  • This Billboard is just a variant of the “Dad’s new boyfriend seems nice” billboard that’s been around for over 6 years. Presumably the complainants never saw that one.

  • LesleyNZ

    Why is it anti-gay? Might well be the truth. Poor kids.

  • unitedtribes

    I was hoping that the passing of the Bill would be the end of the discussion. Think I will head for another Lion Red.

  • CoNZervative
    • Justsayn

      With a mo like that you may we very well qualified to talk on this issue.

      • CoNZervative

        Nah, it’s the YMCA hat that really does it.

  • Dave

    Ah, the Marriage Equity bill has passed, the sign is in Jest, nothing here folks. Move along Ladies, pull your head in and lets get on with the job of running the country and making it a better place for everyone!! Seriously, what will people complain about next.

  • Colin Cloudesley

    Don’t laugh at others when you can’t laugh at ones self.

  • Lopsy

    Why is it that every time something like this turns up we get a host of self flagellating, lip quivering human rights champions who claim to have the higher moral ground, whining on the internet?. I suspect that Stephen Fry would find that billboard hilarious, as would most well balanced and secure gay people. What makes the British so funny? It’s their ability to laugh at themselves. Kiwis are too insecure sometimes. FFS grow up, life isn’t supposed to be sanitized, vetted and approved, despite what the Labour party tells you.

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