Wonga try to get joke taken off Twitter

Over on Twitter, where all the smug is stored these days, a joke advert where Wonga are the butt of things, is doing the rounds. It seems that Wonga aren't happy and have tried to get Twitter to remove the image for violating copyright.

Here's the image.


Now, the joke isn't particularly good, but there's a Streisand Effect going on where people are sharing the image more readily, just because it appears Wonga don't like it.

The quality of satire isn't important if you want to be seen mocking someone with loads of money. Either way, there you have it! If you want a crap joke at your expense to die, just ignore it.



  • Rumplestiltskin
    It's an excellent joke, especially if you know the meaning behind the image, which is from Hogarth's A Rake's Prgress - a consise explanation can be found on Wikipeida, which describes the series of eight paintings as showing, "the decline and fall of Tom Rakewell, the spendthrift son and heir of a rich merchant, who comes to London, wastes all his money on luxurious living, prostitution and gambling, and as a consequence is imprisoned in the Fleet Prison and ultimately Bethlem Hospital." Which I think describes quite well the people who use Wonga.
  • jim
    yeah fuck wonga in the ear. right in the ear

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