And then I saw it (said Mike Nelson of Sea Hunt fame); the Holden MY15 Colorado 7 bloody commercial, bloody hell.
Not only does the bloody father, who drives the bloody car, say ‘bloody caravanners’, so does the bloody young son imitating the bloody father.
Apparently just two bloody days after the bloody ad launched, bloody Holden removed the word bloody from the bloody ad.
But not because a bloody father and especially, his young bloody son, swore on a bloody commercial; one that would be bloody plastered every bloody where for every bloody kid to see, hear and bloody figure it’s good enough for them.
The bloody thing is, they removed it because some bloody caravanners got their bloody nose out of bloody joint going all hoity toity diddums about their bloody image.
Bloody Holden, sensing bloody danger to their bloody sales, acted bloody swiftly and apologised for any bloody offence taken by bloody caravanners.
All involved in the decision to put this commercial to air should never whinge about ‘young people’ and their terrible language.
We had our ‘Where the bloody hell are ya?” Aussie tourist campaign, we have our Just Right ‘Pretty bloody good’ Aussie cereal campaign; now we are going for Holden’s Colorado ‘bloody caravanners’ spoken by a kid. Our ‘laconic and self-deprecating sense of humour’ gets a little overdone.
Kids swearing in ads; ‘Let’s not go there’.
Words for today; Hoity toity and diddums – me on this bloody ad.
More to come; same blog time, same blog channel.