Whereas this advert, which six people in our pants alone complained about because it mocked the beliefs of anyone who is sane, wasn’t banned.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upheld the six (count ’em!) complaints about the ad for Antonio Federici ice cream after deciding that it ‘considered the portrayal of the two priests in a sexualised manner was likely to be interpreted as mocking the beliefs of Roman Catholics and was therefore likely to cause serious offence.’
Interestingly, Antonio Federici is a Catholic-owned company, a spokesman for whom said the ads ‘reflected the grave troubles they considered affected the Catholic Church.’
And so say all of…… Oooh, cock!
So, in conclusion, the Advertising Standards Authority snacks from the same cookie jar as morons who find the idea of two male priests kissing (which, lest we forget, is legal and rather nice. As opposed to, ooh, we don’t know… bumming small children? That example okay? No? Okay, how about telling people that using a condom will give you AIDS? No? Still not good enough? Erm… Saying Nazism was a result of secularism? Even though Hitler was a Roman Catholic? No? You people are hard to please!) offensive, rather than clever people with nice hair, eyes that pop whilst wearing red and more than a passing acquaintance with the truth.
This advert has been banned after six sensitive wee souls complained because it 'mocked the beliefs of Catholics'.,