Tombola Bingo commercial banned for being racist
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) have banned the shit out of a commercial for Tombola bingo.
The ad features a black man repeating everything a white man says in song while playing a ukulele. The ASA have ruled that the commercial breached the advertising code on using harmful or negative stereotypes. Watch the ad below... it is a bit 'yes masser'.
The ASA looked at the relationship between the two characters and felt it "was defined as the power of the white man over the black man", because of the difference in their dress and the way the black man was portrayed as less intelligent in that he repeated everything the white man said, even "Thank you, Tito".
Tombola Bingo, an online business which also sponsors ITV1 soap 'Emmerdale', said it did not intend to use the ad again. Of course, thanks to the wonder of the internet, we can watch it over and over until we get indigestion.