Another week, another TV advert gets banned in the UK for being “offensive”.
This time it is Mr T, Snickers and speed-walking that has stoked the rage of campaign groups.
They maintain that the former A-Team star’s harassment of a speed walker for being a “disgrace to the man race” was offensive to gay people.
So, Mars has taken the decision to pull the advert from our TV screens.
Oh, by the way, like the Heinz Deli-Mayo ad that was pulled a few weeks back from British screens, the complaints have come from groups in the USA and not the UK.
So campaigners overseas are now dictating what we see on our televisions.
Why can’t these protesting campaigning types get hot under the collar about Big Brother, Wife Swap, Bonekickers, Jeremy Kyle, Jamie Oliver, Eastenders, property and cookery programmes?
If they did we might start to get some decent programmes again.
I’m being flippant, obviously, mainly because I can’t take any of this seriously.
The Snickers and Deli-Mayo ads are far from being the most offensive clips we get beamed into our homes every day.
This has gone beyond a joke.
Such blinkered, humourless, bigoted and narrow-minded protests are a disgrace to the human race.
As are the spineless corporate giants who buckle under the pressure and agree to pull these adverts.