Thursday, October 22, 2009

Ho White and the Seven Dwarfs

Well, Australia has done it again.  Offending people must be some sort of national past time there.  As explained by the London Telegraph (I swear I read other stuff, but they always seem to have interesting things), an Australian beer company's  provocative advertisement featuring Ho White and the Seven Dwarfs in a bed together has angered Disney.

It didn't just stop with renaming Snow White to Ho White as it also changed the names of dwarfs Sleepy, Happy and Doc to Filthy, Smarmy and Randy - allegedly to characterize different type of drinkers. 

This was all in an attempt to demonstrate to drinkers that their new fruit- flavored beer was "anything but sweet."

What were they thinking?  Oh yeah, this is really gonna hit that demographic that loves midget porn and fairy tales.  It's pretty creepy too.  I think the only people who think of a fairy tale character in a sexual way are perverts that you should probably keep your children away from.

Not exactly the best ad for a beer that hopes to target women either.  It says, "Hey remember Snow White?  Well after drinking too much of our beer, you can be the slutty version that wakes up with seven strange men and several STDS."

I guess the company did accomplish its goal as it got much more publicity with the ad than it normally would have, but more importantly we know that sexual predators have a new favorite beer.

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