I am amused and pleased at Stonewall's billboard campaign, which… - Sally's Journal
I am amused and pleased at Stonewall's billboard campaign
, which consists of a Giant Red Poster saying "SOME PEOPLE ARE GAY. GET OVER IT". I can see one from my train as it pulls into Euston.
*grin* It's great, isn't it. I'd like it even more if they used queer instead of gay, but it's definitely one of the best campaigns I've seen in a long time.
|Date:||February 18th, 2008 08:22 pm (UTC)|| |
Oh, fantastic! *goes to give them money*
|Date:||February 18th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)|| |
That is so damn fabulous.
Those are good aren't they, we have one at the car park at the corner shop (a big Waitrose) in Wvh.
Now there's a slogan. *loves*
Although I'm sure there ought to be a "leg" in that sentence *somewhere* but can't quite decide where.
"Get with it"? "Get behind it"? ;-)
*naughty with you*
I like it. Good to see it is being used in schools. A shame they can't stick a copy in places like the Daily Mail too.
well, we could buy an ad, but that would involve giving money to the Mail.
[although since LJ now seems to be financed largely by adverts on curing gayness and preventing abortions, maybe we should join the funding-the-enemy bandwagon]
|Date:||February 19th, 2008 11:02 am (UTC)|| |
Yay, that's really cool.
I'm obviously out of touch with the Zeitgeist (or LJgeist), but isn't that just banal? I can't see anything either amusing or pleasing about it.
|Date:||February 19th, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC)|| |
That's kinda what I thought.
|Date:||February 21st, 2008 06:19 pm (UTC)|| |
I think it's also very pleasing that London can be covered in Big Red Billboards. I mean, I'm sure some people are complaining to the advertising standards agency already, but just the fact that they got as far as putting up giant signs with the word "Gay" on that suggest this is a normal thing is really heartening. It's like for a long time, the countries position was "well, it's not illegal anymore, but it's a bit icky and we don't want you to talk about it too loudly in case you upset people" and now there are billboards.
Maybe that's the difference. I for my part don't find it in the least surprising that London can be covered in big red billboards, and I don't imagine that anyone is complaining to the ASA at all. I rather think that particular battle has already been won.