aka The other thing wrong with 2016 Australia Day lamb ad
Apparently this year’s Australia Day lamb campaign became the most complained about advertisement in Australian history. It’s a funny, movie-like ad about bringing all Australians home for January 26 so that they can enjoy a lamb barbecue. Sounds harmless. It’s all going downhill from the moment they show agents trying to rescue a young Australian – he says he’s vegan and they blowtorch his apartment.
For me personally it was funny. Some vegans though felt hurt and offended, which resulted in hundreds of complains lodged with with the Advertising Standards Bureau.
Should Polish people complain too?
Did you notice that awful start to the video? Warsaw, winter ’96 – accompanied by a cold, grey visual of “Warsaw”. Is that really how Australians see Warsaw (or even worse, if that’s what they think about the entire Poland)?
10 reasons Warsaw is worth a visit
1. It has a great cafe scene
2. It looks like a great setting for a fairy tale
3. It’s a modern city…
4. …with some impressive architecture
5. The Old Town is not too shabby either!
6. Warsaw does sunsets exceptionally well
7. It’s not all grey
8. but looks beautiful even in black & white
9. Do I have to say that delicious food is aplenty?
10. Not to mention the delightful lamb, which comes from places like this one:
Seeing the photos above, would you say that Warsaw & Poland were misrepresented? Yes, I thought so too.
Poland is the most beautiful country in Europe (being Polish, I may be biased) that most people have never been to. On one hand that’s great – there are many places that feel real and not at all touristy, on the other hand – why?