Pamela Anderson is deemed offensive
Amazingly enough, women like to be taken seriously at their jobs and stuff – rather than being seen as yet another decorative deposit for the wank bank.
But nobody told domain hosting company Dreamscape Networks, who are advertising their boring services in the only way anyone seems to know how – with norks, bikinis and jets of cream. And these are Pamela Anderson’s norks, no less - those Baywatch orbs that made the world’s balding IT guys go all funny way back in the 90s, when their winkies were even smaller than they are now.
The ad shows Anderson being all businesswomany at a meeting, wearing a revealing suit that displays her knockers, causing the pathetic sexual arousal of her ugly bugly male colleague. As she embarks on some silly womany work talking, Pam’s big boobed assistant enquires whether she'd like cream in her coffee. The slack-jawed bloke across the table then embarks on a graphic fantasy about them both writhing around covered in cream (that’s a visual metaphor for SEMEN, English graduates!).
He is snapped out of the fantasy by Pamela calling his name. Then her assistant, who also has a massive cleavage (do keep up with the complicated plot) enquires whether he'd like cream too, and everyone probably goes off for a ‘lie down’. It all makes Benny Hill look like Ingmar Bergman.
The Advertising Standards Authority have banned the ad before 9pm, saying that although it is meant to be tongue in cheek, the scene gave the impression that the man viewed women as sexual objects.
‘Because of that’ they added, ‘We considered the ad was likely to cause serious offence to some viewers on the basis that it was sexist and degrading to women.’
Maybe one day, can we live in a world where it isn’t necessary for women to wear cheese wire thongs and smear themselves in Elmlea to sell webspace? One day?