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These Are The 10 Most Complained About Adverts In Australia 2015

According to the Advertising Standards Bureau in Australia, these are the 10 most complained about adverts in Australia for 2015...and they're pretty damn AWESOME!

When I saw a post by Melbourne-based radio station, Nova 100, the first thing that sprung to mind that when Aussie's complained about these ads... if my Aussie mates are anything to go by, clearly the way in which these ads would have been rated is that they were either, "not Aussie enough" or the number of complaints indicated or received, is basically the number of people "who just don't effing belong in Australia... and should probably f*ck off back to their own country" hahaa 🙂When you see this list it will most likely be the conclusion you also draw from it... and if not, then you're probably shouldn't be here either... trust me, there's a whole boring internet out there just waiting for you... so don't let the door hit you on the way out alright 🙂The number of complaints in itself is laughable compared to the likes of the UK's advertising authority, Ofcom, where complaints are measured in number of complaints per 1000 viewers... which as you can imagine 1 complaint per 1000 viewers is probably like an average of 256345 complaints... definitely a number that South African, *cough "President", Jacob Zuma will never be able to read...Anyway, let's get onto the list shall we?
  1. Top of the log is the Holden Bloody Caravaners ad... 161 moaners complained that it clearly didn't contain enough Inappropriate language for Australia.
  2. Ashley Maddison – Avid Life - Looking for someone other than my wife ad 138 moaners complained that it clearly didn't contain enough discrimination or gender vilification for Australia.
  3. Fantastic Snacks Australia 85 moaners complained that it clearly didn't contain enough general sex/sexuality/nudity for Australia.
  4. Unicharm Australasia 76 moaners complained that it clearly didn't contain enough discrimination and gender vilification for Australia.
  5. Sportsbet 71 moaners complained that it clearly didn't contain enough "other social values" for Australia. (Even Kevin Pieterson gets a mention 🙂 ).
  6. Stan 66 moaners complained that it clearly didn't contain enough general sex/sexuality/nudity for Australia. (WARNING!... don't take a sip of coffee during this ad!).
  7. Unilever Australia 62 moaners complained that it clearly didn't contain enough general sex/sexuality/nudity for Australia.
  8. Hyundai Motor Company Australia Pty Ltd TV ad features a woman flicking her belt at a snake, which considering the way Aussies love holding their snakes, they probably thought there was not enough physical contact and handling of the animal and deemed it, Violence Cruelty to animals. Number of complaints: 59. (Unfortunately no Youtube video found).
  9. SCA Hygiene Australasia 56 moaners complained that it clearly didn't contain enough inappropriate language for Australia.
  10. Edgewell 53 moaners complained that it clearly didn't contain enough general sex/sexuality/nudity for Australia.  
Nice work Australia![Source: Aussie Advertising Standards Bureau]

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