1. Post #1
    Factemius's Avatar
    January 2012
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    http://www.businessinsider.com/coca-...rish-ad-2014-1

    The UK and Norwegian versions of the ad showed a joyous wedding celebration of a marriage between two men, but the Irish gay publication Eile Magazine noticed the scene was missing from the ad when it was brought to Ireland. Instead, the Irish version showed an interracial marriage.
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  2. Post #2
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    That's odd, but I can't say I'm that surprised.
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  3. Post #3
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    Janus Vesta's Avatar
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    Probably because gay marriage is illegal here and there's a referendum coming up. Coca Cola probably don't want to appear to support either side.
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  4. Post #4
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    May 2012
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    So they used a different marketing tactic in a market where they believed it would get better results. So what?
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    Probably because gay marriage is illegal here and there's a referendum coming up. Coca Cola probably don't want to appear to support either side.
    Well the marketing team's job is to do proper marketing so modifying their ads to fit the target demographic is kind of a given, even if it involves dodging sensible issues.
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  6. Post #6
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    August 2010
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    Gay marriage is still a highly controversial topic in Ireland, not surprised they want to stay as neutral as possible while still conveying the same message (interracial marriage is more widely accepted, but still).
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  7. Post #7
    oh shit, it really says i payed 10.00. Im so fucked. im crying. we are gonna be poor.
    DogGunn's Avatar
    April 2005
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    They might be similar ads, but they're different. Both have some completely different scenes.

    It's really just a media beat up, and that's it.

  8. Post #8
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    Sam Za Nemesis's Avatar
    November 2007
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    Considering how Catholic the irish population is I suppose it would be more accepted

  9. Post #9
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    August 2005
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    Regardless of the multicultural\sexual messages, Those ads are so poorly made.. What happened Coca ' Cola, did you fire your marketing team and replace them with monkeys smoking cigarettes?


  10. Post #10
    As a wise man once said: Never ask Fatfatfatty for computer advice
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    Reminds me of
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    Reminds me of
    Didn't someone make an edit of this that replaced everyone's face with hugh jackman's ?
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    Reminds me of
    He turned into mitt romney
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  13. Post #13
    ~gay boi~
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    July 2010
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    Considering how Catholic the irish population is I suppose it would be more accepted
    Most of the younger population doesn't have a religion, at most would say they believe in a God but aren't any more religious than that.
    High rates of Catholicism is an Irish stereotype that will soon no longer be valid, it's phasing out with the passing devout elderly and people with more to worry about than church.

    Edited:

    Not to mention all the child abuse scandals that have recently come to light.

    Edited:

    Probably because gay marriage is illegal here and there's a referendum coming up. Coca Cola probably don't want to appear to support either side.
    Now that news has come about it unfortunately makes them seem against it, which is most likely not the case.
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    Regardless of the multicultural\sexual messages, Those ads are so poorly made.. What happened Coca ' Cola, did you fire your marketing team and replace them with monkeys smoking cigarettes?

    Nowadays an ad featuring a monkey drinking coke would come under fire from dozens of animal wrongs groups.

  15. Post #15
    Oh no, what have I done!
    milkandcooki's Avatar
    November 2007
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    Nowadays an ad featuring a monkey drinking coke would come under fire from dozens of animal wrongs groups.
    i'd be more concerned with an ad showing a human drinking coke because coke is basically semi-edible battery acid.
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    March 2006
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    i'd be more concerned with an ad showing a human drinking coke because coke is basically semi-edible battery acid.
    It's 2014, nothing is good for you, just enjoy life and quit worrying.
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  17. Post #17
    Oh no, what have I done!
    milkandcooki's Avatar
    November 2007
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    It's 2014, nothing is good for you, just enjoy life and quit worrying.
    you go ahead and do that. i'll be here laughing at you while i'm perfectly safe in my gigantic, germ-proof hamster ball.
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  18. Post #18
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    you go ahead and do that. i'll be here laughing at you while i'm perfectly safe in my gigantic, germ-proof hamster ball.
    What if you have to use the bathroom? Or fap?

  19. Post #19
    I love bestiality!
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    May 2009
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    What if you have to use the bathroom? Or fap?
    personally, i love laying in a ball of my own fluids
    tasty

    Edited:

    smells good too
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    90% of my liquid intake has been coke ever since I was 6 years old.

    Why am I not even close to being fat?

    My brothers too.
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    90% of my liquid intake has been coke ever since I was 6 years old.

    Why am I not even close to being fat?

    My brothers too.
    breaking: not all humans are the same

    more at 11
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    October 2007
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    I really hope that advertisements aren't suddenly held to the same diversity standards that say... school textbooks are.

    Although it was always fun to get a new textbook and play "find the cripple"
    There was always at least one crippled kid in any textbook with pictures of people.
    Always.

  23. Post #23
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    July 2006
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    90% of my liquid intake has been coke ever since I was 6 years old.

    Why am I not even close to being fat?

    My brothers too.
    coke does a lot more damage than just putting weight on you
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  24. Post #24
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    July 2007
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    90% of my liquid intake has been coke ever since I was 6 years old.

    Why am I not even close to being fat?

    My brothers too.
    You eat like a bird?

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    -snip-

  26. Post #26
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    Regardless of the multicultural\sexual messages, Those ads are so poorly made.. What happened Coca ' Cola, did you fire your marketing team and replace them with monkeys smoking cigarettes?

    Lovin' this web photo from Funnp.Com

  27. Post #27
    The ad in the article:
    I like it because it has the same values and view of life as I do.
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  28. Post #28
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    I'm not sure what's better about the advert: being told to 'believe' by a company that has union activists murdered, or the lone acoustic guitar accompaniment being shown for a song with, as far as I can tell, no acoustic guitar parts.
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  29. Post #29
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    October 2006
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    90% of my liquid intake has been coke ever since I was 6 years old.

    Why am I not even close to being fat?

    My brothers too.
    Who cares if you're fat, there's a sizable chance you'll get pancreatic cancer if you resume that habit
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