Brighton born & bred
- Oct 20, 2022
That said, what is of that time stays in that time. If it was acceptable then, as was the culture, no-one has the right to issue post-judgement- because if they lived in the time, they would likely have been the same.
So there is nothing wrong with any of the adverts placed above. There is nothing wrong with the posters or the Yorkie add. It is just not something we do now- because now it is wrong. We have learnt a better way. I don't know why folk are clinging on…
I am categorically not bothered about stereotyping, it’s just unimaginative and limited thinking imo - the Yorkie ad is just boring.
I am also not offended by the 1950 poster ads or ‘clinging on’ to anything - I posted them as an example to show that times and culture have changed -it’s not about issuing ‘post-judgments’ that’s not why I posted the ads - ads that depict women as subservient (eg with men standing on their head or women kneeling at their feet with a tea tray) simply wouldn’t be acceptable now by contemporary western society you can’t possibly think otherwise?
Again - sorry to disagree with your comments with the other two images which are from 2009 and 2020 ( not a different era) The Bacardi ad and Prada display which I placed above were regarded as not acceptable at the time and still aren’t for a lot of people, which was my point. Personally I like the Prada figurines, and aren’t bothered by sexual stereotyping - I’m the least woke person there is! However they still still missed the mark on what is acceptable for many people now and as such were withdrawn. Cultures are constantly changing and often, people aren’t aware that something is offensive until it causes offence.