ITV PULLS POLO CAR DOG ADVERT DUE TO STUPID PEOPLE COMPLAINING

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Found 6th Apr 2008
just reading my paper - look what they have done - highlight of my day when this came on

bowed down to silly people

for those who havent seen it heres the link - enjoy!!!!!

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Brilliant ad, what were they complaining about ??

Original Poster

heres link to full story - tells you how they got the dog to shiver - haha brilliant



dailymail.co.uk/pag…773

now if it had been this VW commercial I could have understood why

youtube.com/wat…iF4
:-D

EliTom

Oh all sooo stupid really! as long as the dog wasnt damaged surely its ok? its a brilliant ad!!

It's a great advert but there are too many idiots watching TV these days... Anyone remember the Xbox adverts where the baby is born and goes through life in about 15 seconds? or the one where people have a finger gun fight in a shopping centre? They were both banned and were good adverts

elitom;1842191

now if it had been this VW commercial I could have understood … now if it had been this VW commercial I could have understood whyhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow0a06gsiF4:-DEliTom



LOL - thats funny

Volkswagen's controversial 'singing dog' commercial is being pulled from British TV screens today after hundreds of complaints from viewers suspecting animal abuse.


The 30-second advert features a Jack Russell sitting in the passenger seat of a VW Polo "singing" the Spencer Davis Group classic I'm A Man, but trembling and cowering when he's outside the car.

But The Mail on Sunday can reveal that although the dog at the centre of the storm, a six-year-old called Bear, is a natural shiverer, his "stunt double" Cody stood on a special motorised plate to make it look as if he was trembling.

The advert, which was filmed in California and first went out on British TV last month, has become one of VW's most popular commercials ever and is a huge success on the internet with more than 500,000 hits on YouTube.

Robotochan;1842229

Anyone remember the Xbox adverts where the baby is born and goes through … Anyone remember the Xbox adverts where the baby is born and goes through life in about 15 seconds?



youtube.com/wat…cHQ

How stupid are some people!! I can't believe anyone would think an animal was harmed in this commercial. Next you'll be telling me they actually believed it was singing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

One of the best ads around at the mo.

oh trust me, i know a few people who would have thought the dog was acctualy singing.

the creatives : "let's see how do we show dogs that have a confidence problem? umm ... shiver shiver?" lol

so how do we achieve this: "eletronic moving plate!"

personally i didnt mind it but it was disturbing to see a dog shivering though ... OH says it has to prove beyond doubt that the animal was not abused in any way, ie vulnerable people or children (who might not understand the context) try to emulate it from the ad ... prevention is better than cure.

What about the RSPCA adverts - are they going to ban them tooo!!! - and the RSPCC with abused children, its an ad for goodness sake, surely they cannot ban if they can prove no harm was done to animal
What I find disturbing is seeing a child hiding under a table!

Playstation one was one of the most original and impacting adverts I've seen.
I thought it was fantastic.The whole idea on how short life is, though it didn't really make me want to go out and buy a playstation, that would be wasting my life away now wouldn't it?!
Sorry I meant XBoX, not up on the games thing really!!!

vengod;1842293

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OxL4eaycHQ




why was this banned??!?!wats so offensive? [THIS IS THE XBOX ONE]


guv;1842372

Or these … Or these ones:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz-sC-vSIXkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxXkIj5ulo8



KA ADS

haha ..these i can see why threy were...well the cat one not the pigeon one... but tbh if they were shown after the watershed, ie when the lil uns wer asleep, then theyd be fab ads!

faiza1;1842471

why was this banned??!?!wats so offensive? [THIS IS THE XBOX ONE]KA … why was this banned??!?!wats so offensive? [THIS IS THE XBOX ONE]KA ADShaha ..these i can see why threy were...well the cat one not the pigeon one... but tbh if they were shown after the watershed, ie when the lil uns wer asleep, then theyd be fab ads!



Nah you'd still get all those thick hillbillies out there trying to re enact it with their mates souped up car. I remember when jackass came out and the squillions of home made videos of people trying to be like jackass. :x

Sheriff Waffles;1842496

Nah you'd still get all those thick hillbillies out there trying to re … Nah you'd still get all those thick hillbillies out there trying to re enact it with their mates souped up car. I remember when jackass came out and the squillions of home made videos of people trying to be like jackass. :x



yep...thats true actually....forgot about those idiots. seriously need to grow up....!

I can't believe how stupid some people are, my 6 year old loves this ad

octobergirl;1842411

What about the RSPCA adverts - are they going to ban them tooo!!! - and … What about the RSPCA adverts - are they going to ban them tooo!!! - and the RSPCC with abused children, its an ad for goodness sake, surely they cannot ban if they can prove no harm was done to animalWhat I find disturbing is seeing a child hiding under a table!



Well next time they're on I think we best all contact the ASA:thumbsup:

As for this ad, it's one of the few I actually like. Better than the normal dross.

Call me cynical if you like but I can't help wondering if the people who complained were actually working for the advertising company. Ad gets pulled and what happens? It goes viral.....;-)

that was a good advert! I didn't feel offended about anything, I knew that the dog was trained somehow, so it was defo not abuse. So what now, should they put it on a cartoon instead?

I really like this advert thought it was well funny,saw the thread about it other day and I sent my friend the link to Youtube cos she not seen the ad on tv.
Yeh another ad I like at moment is for Krusha milkshake with the cats in the gym.

Kitten13;1842348

oh trust me, i know a few people who would have thought the dog was … oh trust me, i know a few people who would have thought the dog was acctualy singing.



:giggle:

Original Poster

Shengis;1843122

Well next time they're on I think we best all contact the ASA:thumbsup:As … Well next time they're on I think we best all contact the ASA:thumbsup:As for this ad, it's one of the few I actually like. Better than the normal dross.Call me cynical if you like but I can't help wondering if the people who complained were actually working for the advertising company. Ad gets pulled and what happens? It goes viral.....;-)




SHENGIS -brilliant - i will definately complain next time rspca add is on also nspcc add where the little one is in cot crying - totally unnecessary - £5 million campaign for that ad 1 in 20 respond - consultants fees 1 million - arghhhhhhhhhhh

Call me cynical but this could just be a marketing ploy to get us all talking about the VW advert

Lets all protest and buy the car that the dogs advertising :thumbsup: ;-)

Original Poster

http://theminute.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/polo-sweet.jpg

holly100;1844102


Clever!

This advert was one of my faves, can't believe people actually thought any dogs where harmed and that one of them was really singing!!!! :roll:

Banned

Seems all the great adverts end up getting banned - another one is the lynx chocolate man ad.....
Speaking of people thinking the dog could sing - My girlfriend's Gran watched it and asked after, ' How'd did they manage to teach the dog to sing so well?'
We tried not to laugh........and failed.

Strangehttp://www.thetechlounge.com/forum/images/smilies/more_smilies/drevil1.gif just seen it on channel 5, still think it's a carp ad thoughhttp://www.wizdforums.co.uk/images/smilies/shrug.gif

what's strange about seeing it on channel 5 when its been banned on ITV?
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