South Africa’s advertising watchdog has banned a television commercial depicting angels falling from heaven because they are attracted to a man’s deodorant after a complaint from a Christian.

The advertisement for Axe deodorant (known as Lynx in Britain) features winged, attractive women crashing to earth in an Italian town.

The scantily-clad women are then drawn towards a seemingly unremarkable man preparing to get on a moped. They regard their quarry lasciviously while sniffing the air before one by one smashing their halos and advancing towards him.

A viewer who complained to South Africa’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said the suggestion that God’s messengers would literally fall for a mortal being because of a deodorant was incompatible with his belief as a Christian.

ASA agreed, and ordered Unilver SA, which sells Axe deodorants, to withdraw the advertisement.

As such, the problem is not so much that angels are used in the commercial, but rather that the angels are seen to forfeit, or perhaps forego their heavenly status for mortal desires,” it said in a statement.

Idiots. Like – if you don’t like the commercial don’t buy the fracking deodorant!

  1. Olo Baggins of Bywater says:

    What’s offensive is having those big-ass wings and no ability to use them.

  2. Jack vs says:

    Um, why must a mythical creature be used to decide what I may or may not do?

    If it’s ok to use angels, then why not fairies or unicorns?

    One of my favorite biblical stories involves angels – Genesis 19

    ” 1 The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city.

    4 Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom—both young and old—surrounded the house. 5 They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.”

    6 Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him 7 and said, “No, my friends. Don’t do this wicked thing. 8 Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don’t do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof.”

    So basically the only “good” man in Sodom (Lot) was prepared to give up his virgin daughters to be gang raped by a mob.

    And some fuck head is offended by some pretty girls acting as angels???????

    • Post #53- bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist CANNOT FIX this blog all by hisself, but tries nontheless says:

      Jack–wow. Thank you for that. Heathens like me need to be reminded of the loving unchanging absolute word of the bible to appreciate its folly all that more fully.

      The only saving grace: believers are only hoomans: hypocrits all. Lazy, self seeking, unimaginative.

      Its a good thing too.

      Yea, verily.


      • Post #7- bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist CANNOT FIX this blog all by hisself, but tries nontheless says:

        HAH!! I was so taken aback by that story of S&G that I looked it up. It gets worse:

        The Bible: source of morality?

        Can anyone be “proud” of being a christian?

        I noted that the warning of “don’t look back” could very easily have been taken as metaphorical as in don’t look back on your life here. Not really a direct warning not to physically look back in the direction of town once you leave or you will be turned into salt.

        So like god in his infinite pettiness.

        I also noted that Lot offered to clean the feet of the angels. The custom picked up in some customs/cults, not in others. I question this. If they were really angles, would their feet have gotten dirty?

        And why does god act thru intermediaries like these angels? And are there really something like 17 levels of arch angels each with their assigned type of duties.

        And if S*G was burned because of rampant homosexuality, what of those angels having sex with hoomans—or did they only want to— or what is the deal on that?

        Almost as nuts as Moronism.


        • Animby - just phoning it in says:

          So much wrong with these stories. Angels from the almighty can’t defend themselves from a mob in homo heat? There’s more, of course, but it’s like debating Mother Goose.

          I was actually enticed to respond because, Bobbo, you and I have had some disagreements (often handled like gentlemen) but I want to add my total agreement with your comment:
          “DVORAK=======FIX THIS STUPID BLOG.”

          Haven’t you (JCD) noted the diminished number of comments? It is so much more difficult to follow conversations now. There’s no easy way to identify new comments. I feel like a bungee jumper bouncing up and down trying to read the replies. And on my tablet, it’s almost impossible.

          Please, please, please make it linear, again. I don’t come here for pastel colors and ascii avatars. I come here to argue with Bobbo but, sadly, can’t find his posts when they appear as indents half a dozen posts ago.

          Sorry, Bobbette. Didn’t want to agree with you.

  3. So what says:

    Wow it took this long for the thumpers to get around to this add? I remember seeing on Spike and some other channels early this year. I guess when they keep showing whores in lingerie it take a while to write the letter. So did they wipe off the paper or just start over each time.

  4. So what says:

    “If it’s ok to use angels, then why not fairies or unicorns?”

    Because fairies are gay, and no sane person wants their penis covered in unicorn glitter.


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