April 2009 - Censorship, Context And
my second entry about censorship but this
entry is more about consequences of posting
things online without any explanation of what
they are about. If you post something on the
internet such as a picture or movie clip then
at least add a description explaining it.
reading about an ice cream company in America
called Breyers. One of their advertisements
featured two young girl gymnasts bending over
ice cream tubs and the word 'lickable' was
displayed beside them. Apprarently it was a
spoof advertisement, a fake, in bad taste.
The ad even displayed the girl's real names
and their gymnastic achievement making it
look even more genuine.
the argument about whether someone should
have made such a spoof ad aside, it's
important to think about the consequences.
There are hundreds of websites showing that
ad and condemning Breyers who had nothing to
do with it. If you search for gymnastics on
Google Images that pic will always be shown.
The two young girls in the ad were bending
over as part of their gymnastic routine, but
now it looks as though they're showing their
bums in an intentional pose, they must feel
humiliated seeing themselves pictured that
ways it's not the bad taste of the spoof ad
that I have a problem with, it's the websites
showing it without mentioning that it's a
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