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Should Celebrity TV Adverts Be Banned?

Should Celebrity TV Adverts Be Banned?   12 members have voted

  1. 1. Celebrity TV Adverts: A Gradual Reduction Or A Complete Ban?

    • A gradual reduction to ease the pain of losing a revenue stream
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    • A complete ban will protect our children immediately from harmful 'mixed messages'
      3
    • I don't have a problem with it
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I'm tired of seeing the insidious saturation of television glossy adds with famous faces & figures to flaunt them with. It's gotten out of control imo. I believe that we trust these people and they shouldn't be able to sell stuff of the back of their fortunate careers to line the pockets of multi-nationals.

Edited by SunnyBlues

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But thats advertising.

I don`t care who stars in the ad, if the product seems good I`ll buy it. But it may well explain why the products the stars are promoting are twice the price they should be., So in that respect, I guess i would rather see Joe No-one in the ad if it means it will be cheaper for me to buy.

What bugs me more are the "celebrities" who bring out fragrance with their names on. They know nothing about real scents and its all just another money making project. The fragrances are naff and basically all smell the same, they contain chemical and synthetic materials and are just air fresheners in a bottle, but hey ho! they sell, WHY? because they are celebrities and the manufacturers know people will buy it because of that reason.

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But thats advertising....

What bugs me more are the "celebrities" who bring out fragrance with their names on. They know nothing about real scents and its all just another money making project. The fragrances are naff and basically all smell the same, they contain chemical and synthetic materials and are just air fresheners in a bottle, but hey ho! they sell, WHY? because they are celebrities and the manufacturers know people will buy it because of that reason.

But where will it all end? Do you fear for the younger generation or for your future kids etc?

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i don't care if they do tv commercials, but please stay out of politics!

Edited by JGirl
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But where will it all end? Do you fear for the younger generation or for your future kids etc?

If it's the impact on future generations you're worried about, there are far bigger things on television to be worrying about than celebrity adverts. If people are silly enough to buy something because it's advertised by a celebrity that's fairly pathetic, but it's not doing anyone any harm. It's the reality TV shows breeding generations of children who see 'being famous' as a valid life goal that I would be concerned about...

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But where will it all end? Do you fear for the younger generation or for your future kids etc?

Not at all, there are far more worrying things in life than adverts.

I do not even fear for the parents who end up in debt because they "have" to buy everything on credit just to please their child, i just find them somewhat pathetic.

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This is done,world wide . It won't end . I could have done without that ridiculous Brad Pitt Channel commercial ,I can tell ya .

The list of American celebrities that do Japanese commercials,is endless. It's the premise of the movie,Lost in Translation .

I've never seen this before . The last of the commercials ,what he's saying is unbelievable actually . He's asking ,"its your private part small ? Drink this,and it will be ok"

Gotta love the Japanese ..

And this isnt including sports figures that do commercials .

It won't ever end

Edited by Simbi Laveau
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I'm one of those old fashioned people who think celebrity endorsements are somewhat tacky - like their opinions can be bought and sold.

On the other hand, if I were a celebrity and could earn millions by endorsements and donate the money to charity or a noble cause, what would it matter what people thought of me? I could be a sellout but still influence the world in a positive way.

It's a free market world.

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I'm one of those old fashioned people who think celebrity endorsements are somewhat tacky - like their opinions can be bought and sold.

On the other hand, if I were a celebrity and could earn millions by endorsements and donate the money to charity or a noble cause, what would it matter what people thought of me? I could be a sellout but still influence the world in a positive way.

It's a free market world.

Oh I agree its tacky ,but celebrity sells ,and they make a crap load of money doing the commercials . It won't ever end .

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It's a free market so if a company wants to do an ad featuring a celebrity they are well within their rights to do so. Likewise if a celebrity wants to do an ad, be it because they're getting money or because they actually like the product, it's within their rights as well. Not much different then any other ad out there so I'm not seeing what the big deal is.

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What happens if a celebrity endorses a product, and the product causes harm to people who buy it?

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What happens if a celebrity endorses a product, and the product causes harm to people who buy it?

the manufacturers get sued.

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The only issue I have is when Montel Williams or Octomom appear on TV hawking Money Mutual Payday or Octoloans. These payday loans are so destructive to communities they market in and to. They contribute to higher crime rates and place people in further debt. In the end families and cities are hurt.

As far as the OP, well LOL. Really if this is what bothers you then your life must be pretty sweet. 1st world problems are not really problems.

But the solution is simple: watch less TV and go outside!

It works for me, I don't find celebrity commercials annoying because I never watch them. Plus a DVR allowing you to skip past commercials is a godsend.

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I clicked the featured videos they show at the end of that video there and yes, yes you gotta love the Japanese.u

OHEMEFFGEE <3333333333333333333333

[media=]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Yh_BC_HU_lk[/media]

Would I lie ?

Oh ,that's double indemnity . A virtual idol,AND AKB48 .

AKB48 is the biggest thing in Japan,and shows no signs of slowing down . They made a composite of a,few of the most popular girls . There are always 48 of them .

There's another virtual idol ,who's huge there .No one knows whos parts they used to make her ,but she performs . I will get you links

Yes,the virtual idol does live shows .Her name is Hatsune Miku .

http://kotaku.com/5950810/watch-as-japans-biggest-virtual-idol-takes-taiwan-by-storm

AKB48 are HHHUUUGGGGEE .They ,despite all being idiots ,promote political agendas ,so their fans prefer certain trends . Their fans are mostly nerdy guys,who all go to their shows ,day after day after day .

Check out Associated Acts . They're like a fungus .

A few of them have been in movies . One was a horror movie,that actually showed what one of their shows looks like . I forget the name,but you can find it on netflix. .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AKB48

Edited by Simbi Laveau

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If you believe what a celebrity says, you deserve the down fall that accompanies it. They're paid to advertise, they're not experts. It's whatever really in my book.

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Don't forget Anna Amemiya.

I would not mind seeing more adverts from these fictional or created celebrity personas.

Sort of a return of Max Headrom?

Edited by Chasingtherabbit

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Well, as I try not to feed into advertising endorsed by celebrities....I don't buy the products. I have a hard time adding to the celebrities' already bulging pockets. But to actually say that celebriellies CAN'T endorse products, well that is heading into a police state. All anyone can do is to write the companies and let them know how you feel. Encourage others to write them and boycott their products. Will this work? Maybe. Teach your kids about commercialism and see where it goes...

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Don't forget Anna Amemiya.

I would not mind seeing more adverts from these fictional or created celebrity personas.

Sort of a return of Max Headrom?

Max doesn't count. He was cool .

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