Thursday, 26 June 2008

200 sad wankers do not a furore make

Heinz pulls mayonnaise ad over gay kiss furore

Heinz, which makes the New York Deli Mayo featured in the commercial, pulled this advertisement in response to criticism.

Two hundred viewers told the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) that the ad was inappropriate and unsuitable for children to see. Irrespective of the fact that the commercial was not shown during children's television programming, because of new rules from Ofcom that restrict ads for products high in fat, salt and sugar. The ASA has not yet decided whether to launch an investigation.

Heinz apologised for any offence caused. Why, because 200 morons didn't get the concept that the product "tastes as if you have your own New York deli man in your kitchen."?
You weak fucking bastards.

Guess who won't be buying Heinz.

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Pigtown-Design said...

It's not like they're having a long make out session. It's just a quick peck!

HOBAC said...

This coming from people with page 3? Please.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

It was screamingly funny. And as the commercial made clear, having this mayonnaise around is LIKE having a New York deli man on the premises ... I also thought it was wonderfully subversive in perhaps an unintended way ... don't many mothers feel like deli workers when it comes to preparing lunches in the morning? Oh, I just laughed and laughed. I understand more than 2,000 viewers, however, have signed a petition in support of the commercial ... do 2,000 supporters trump 200 complainers? Somehow, alas, I think not.

Layer Cake said...

I am appalled. After seeing that I have turned gay. Now that I know eating deli foods and condiments will make me kiss persons of the same gender (and, uh, quite PASSIONATELY it looks like) I have decided to start a petition against deli's.

I also joined Hamas after seeing Rachael Ray's scarf while eating a Dunkin Donut. (

Toby Worthington said...

That commercial was brilliant, hilarious and charming.
Which means that someone at Heinz was thinking "outside the box" and honoring the general public with the assumption that they, the general public, were a more sophisticated lot than previously believed. I'd love to be a fly on the wall at Heinz this week, to observe the clashes that are inevitably occurring between the old guard and the new. Bravo to those at Heinz who commissioned the commercial in the first place.

London Calling said...

One of the best commercials I've seen in a while.

Easy and Elegant Life said...

At the risk of sounding a little blue, "you can lead a whore to culture, but you can't make her think." When advertising, of all things, is above some people... .


And don't the people at Heinz know that there is no such thing as bad publicity?