Talk:Canada bans "Where the Bloody Hell are you?" ad
It's important to include URL's in sources. I've added the URL for one source, but I can't seem to find the article titled "Canada lashes out at 'bloody' Aussie ad". I've moved the article back to develop until we can sort it out. - Borofkin 06:11, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
Side note edit
Kiwi's have been mocking this Aussie add for every thing, first there was "'Buy a bloody ticket will you?" then "Where the Bloody Hell are the medals" then...:) Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 06:46, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
- The whole thing is rather embarrassing. - Borofkin 06:51, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
- They are all jealous that they have nothing on Australia population wise.
Sources all right! edit
First of all, the source says NOTHING about a Canadian ban on the ad. Can anyone send us a real source of WHO banned how, HOW it was banned and WHEN. The following article source talks about an AMERICAN group who strongly OPPOSES the airing of this ad, but that doesn't mean the Canadians do.
Let me quote: Earlier today, Canadian Broadcasting Corp spokeswoman Ruth Soles told ABC Radio her network had imposed its own restrictions on the advertisement.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) officially decided to PULL the ad from its prime time airing. That DOES NOT mean that it is banned, folks! It's one network in a plethora of channels! It's like saying "The ABC won't air it that means Australia banned it!".
The only way someone can shut me up about this is a CRTC ORDER (Canadian Radio-Telecommunications Commission), who technically has the right to word-for-word BAN the ad.
The other source says "Canadian regulator, Canadian regulator, Canadian regulator". I cannot FIND a CRTC order delving into federal government records about the banning of this ad. Technically, it's not banned! C'mon people!
The CBC is quoted: " 'Hell' is a problem for us in terms of kids and family viewing. It comes under the category of 'taste' and in these situations we listen to what our audience tells us."
As the CANADIAN source that I provided (which is quite credible in such a wacky media world -- I read the Globe and Mail in my Suburban Toronto home every day), they say: The CBC said the ad can run with the vast majority of its content, but not on the two programs it characterizes as "family" programming: Be The Creature and The Wonderful World of Disney, which air late Sunday afternoon. And it won't be allowed in family Easter specials.
So it's not BANNED, it's just not going to be played at a certain time. This is way overexaggerated. Sure guys, Australia's a nice place to be (and I know having branches of my family living in Metropolitain Australia) but there's a difference between getting free publicity and exaggerating on a modest excuse.
They won't air it on Sunday afternoons. If you are a Canuck like I, and watch CBC on Sunday afternoon (instead of going out and doing something more worthy of your time), they usually air a Disney programming bloc. Seriously, would you like an Aussie to say "Where the bloody hell are you" in the middle of Toy Story 2? "It's a matter of taste", as the spokeswoman said but that doesn't mean it's actually banned.