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The youth of Croydon is unlikely to be corrupted by adverts promising HUSTLER HONEYS IN THEIR STARS 'N' STRIPES GETTING ALL WET, the UK's advertising regulator has declared. However, adults confronted by the ad – punting Larry Flynt's Huster Club (Croydon branch) – were likely to be offended by the ads. Mr Flynt's haven for …

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Why Would Brits Be...

...celebrating Independance Day?*

That said, the advert violates some rules about using the US flag as a garment.

*other than in a "good riddance" sort of way.

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Don't apply?

"That said, the advert violates some rules about using the US flag as a garment."

They don't apply in the UK, do they?

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"That said, the advert violates some rules about using the US flag as a garment."

That didn't stop Larry Flynt wearing the American flag as a diaper in court.

Her was jailed for it though, which would prove their point if we were in America.

I don't believe there are any rules on flag desicration here in Britain.

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Don't apply

The rule governing the use of the American flag don't even, really, apply in the US. They are, essentially, just guidelines to good taste; they have no teeth to prevent people from disregarding them, unless those people happen to be in the military.

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rules about using the US flag as a garment

There are rules about that? Bizarre.

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re: Larry Flint

That was in 1983 - subsequent court cases have ruled that flag desecration is protected speech here in the US.

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@rules about using the US flag as a garment

Those "rules" are simply a set of statements made up by people who think that the US Flag should be venerated as some sort of sacred object.

They'd love to be able to introduce them into US law, but the Supreme Court has decided that Freedom of Expression trumps their wishes.

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As far as I'm aware...

The "garment" restrictions were abandoned when US citizens started to make clothes out of their flag, such as bikinis and the like. Their argument being the flag is public property and can be used in this way. There are still flag protocols in force which say it will never be dipped in salute, nor can it touch the ground.

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Pictures........

...........or it didn't happen....

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This article is useless without pictures

This article is useless without pictures

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But on the other hand...

The Sun can brazenly publish a daily pair of tits in all of their naked glory on the opening pages of their national rag and no one raises an eyebrow.

Sometimes the sensibilities of some of the inhabitants of this country make me want to cringe.

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Eyebrows are raised at the absolute hypocrisy of the Sun showing tits and then carping on about 'family values', 'decency'. 'think of the children' etc. etc.

The Sun wouldn't show a picture of the poster unless Uncle Rupert owned the 'club'.

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Context

It's all about context. If the paper regularly prints topless pictures the person would have no room to complain.

Whereas a local rag is more middle class, so it would be like having a lap-dancing advert in the Daily Express (and as we know, you'll never find nipples in there).

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Were the pages stuck together?

What amuses me is that the ad "was not likely to be seen by children", as if the entertainments section of the local rag is as childproof as an aspirin bottle.

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Kids eh?

I would think that the average (male) kid is all over that section of the local paper, wondering when he'll be able to afford a 'stress relief massage in discreet surroundings'.

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[quote]The ASA upheld the first part of the complaint, saying the ad was likely to be seen as degrading to women "by objectifying them and implying their bodies could be used as themed accessories"[/qoute]

What, even if the women in question willingly agreed to take part in the promotion and were no doubt well paid for it?

Or maybe they are of the opinion that if one woman takes part in an activity a professional complainer considers 'degrading' it somehow reflects on all three billion females on the planet.

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RE: professional complainer

[quote]Or maybe they are of the opinion that if one woman takes part in an activity a professional complainer considers 'degrading' it somehow reflects on all three billion females on the planet.[/quote]

Where have you been for the last 10 years (at least). Of course that's how it works.

That's why all the western countries have gone so PC-crazy and the masses are now beholden to the most lunatic fringe dwellers (er, sorry, "minority or special interest group").

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Pointless title, which must contain letters and/or digits.

The reason kids won't see it isn't because it was mixed in with theatre ads, but because no-one reads the Croydon Guardian

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Coat

Somehow I doubt that was the reason.

Can anyone in Croydon read?

Mine's the one with the thesaurus in the pocket.

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