Grotesque Littlewoods ad sparks scores of complaints from truth-denying parents
SPOILER: This post contains information about Santa Claus that may be deeply upsetting for small children.
It’s arguably one of the worst adverts around at the moment and it seems to have enraged parents across the land. Yes, it’s the Littlewoods Christmas debacle and as well as being a naked plug for rampant greed and consumerism (acquired at Littlewoods’ prices no less), it also casts doubt over the existence of Santa Claus, claiming that Mum got all the stuff, as opposed to the big bloke with the beard.
Throw in the fact that MEN use the Littlewoods catalogue as well (possibly) and it all adds up to one big heinous disgrace. As a result, the Advertising Standards Authority have received 456 complaints from disgusted viewers who feel that the advert should be shown at a later time, when the idiotic Santa-believers are all tucked up in bed.
As far as we’re concerned, it should be banned solely because of the disgustingly pleased look on the dad’s face when he shows off his vile D&G watch, but it’s different strokes for different folks isn’t it?