This is just wrong…

This is just totally wrong…

A TVNZ video promoting its short films has caused “disgust” and inspired an ASA complaint after showing a woman being continually interrupted while trying to masturbate.

Girl Interrupted: the Masty, screened on YouTube similarly to promotional content – part of Television New Zealand’s ‘New Blood’ short film initiative – prior to a selected video playing, hit a nerve with one viewer who complained to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), saying she was disgusted by the clip which showed a woman being disturbed when her phone rang, a lawnmower started and by a knock at the door.

It concludes with the woman calling out to someone and asking whether they needed the batteries in a remote as the ones in her vibrator had died.

“It absolutely disgusts me that this kind of ad has even been made let alone plays on YouTube,” the complaint said.

“We let our children watch shows on the iPad occasionally, however, after seeing this ad today I will no longer be letting them go on YouTube at all.”

The Complaints Board was of the view that the content of the video did not reach the threshold to be considered to cause serious or widespread offence.

The video was found to “not contain sufficient context to signal to viewers the nature of the content prior to it playing and more could have been done to target the content to an appropriate audience”, however, as the video had been removed the Complaints Board ruled the complaint was settled.

They should have let her finish and then Bob McCoskrie would have been really, really wound up.

As for the wowser who complained…they’ve never rubbed one out? Ever?

Lucky her kids haven’t found Tumblr yet.


-NZ Herald

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