90 Miles From Tyranny : Volkswagen Commercial Banned in UK Because it Shows Woman Caring For a Baby

Friday, August 16, 2019

Volkswagen Commercial Banned in UK Because it Shows Woman Caring For a Baby


“The ad presented gender stereotypes in way that was likely to cause harm.”

A Volkswagen commercial has been banned in the UK for violating “gender stereotypes” because it showed a woman caring for a baby.

Yes, really.

The ad shows a scene of a woman and a man in a tent on a cliff face, two male astronauts floating in a spaceship and a male para-athlete with a prosthetic leg doing the long jump.

At the end of the clip, a woman is seen sat on a bench next to a pram.




The commercial was banned by the UK Advertising Standard Authority (ASA) after just three people complained, with the ASA asserting that it violated gender stereotyping rules.

“By juxtaposing images of men in extraordinary environments and carrying out adventurous activities with women who appeared passive or engaged in a stereotypical care-giving role, we considered that the ad directly contrasted stereotypical male and female roles and characteristics in a manner that gave the impression that they were exclusively associated with one gender,” said the ASA. “We concluded that the ad presented gender stereotypes in way that was likely to cause harm and therefore breached the Code.”

Volkswagen tried to explain the meaning behind the ad, but it was to no avail.

“The core message of the ad was centred on the ability of the human spirit to adapt to challenges and change brought about by circumstances. They illustrated that through a number of different scenarios featuring various characters so that as diverse an audience as possible would be able to identify with the message.”

“They included the final scene of the woman in the park as a relatable example of adaptation to change, as they believed that welcoming a newborn into the...



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3 comments:

  1. Europe is lost. Sharia is coming.

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  2. Yep. The "new" western culture is essentially insane and anti-human. They are making Islam look like a more attractive alternative. Meanwhile, Christian churches are falling over themselves to cuck out.

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  3. “The ad presented gender stereotypes in way that was likely to cause harm.” – Really?? Or was this ban just commercial competition against Volkswagon? Trying to discredit German-made car? -
    Here’s another news story with an “unwanted” BMW being pushed into the water. - https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/viral/22-year-old-pushes-bmw-into-a-river-because-he-wanted-a-jaguar-instead/vi-AAFNNaJ?ocid=spartanntp

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