A major conservative American lobby group is set to unleash a campaign of protest against Australian tourism’s “where the bloody hell are you?” TV advertisement.
The American Family Association (AFA), which has more than two million members and leads campaigns against abortion and gay rights, was upset with the bikini-clad model Lara Bingle’s use of “bloody” and “hell” in the ad’s tagline.
AFA members are expected to bombard Tourism Australia with thousands of emails and phone calls in coming weeks to vent their feelings. Members are also expected to boycott Australia as a holiday destination.
I’m sure Australia will really miss having them visit.
The AFA--in explaining why they're all tweaked--admits that its members are, infact, knuckle-dragging morons:
When you think ‘bloody’ in America you think the red liquid that flows from human bodies which is usually a sign of some kind of violence,” Sharp [Randy, AFA director of special projects] said.
“Australians are spending all of these millions of dollars inviting us, and if we go over there are we going to be exposing our kids to foul language and images of bloody? We don’t want our kids to hear the term ‘bloody’. We certainly don’t want our kids to hear profanity.”
But you do want your kids exposed to bigotry, hatred, and insular ass-backward “thinking”. Priorities and all that.
(bloody cross-posted mate!)