I just watched the new Marmite TV advert that’s garnered a lot of attention in the last day or so.
It parodies animal rescue team members in action.
Watch it, see if you love or hate it.
Lots of people enjoy its humour.
But lots of haters have also filed hundreds of complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority, claiming that the advert is “offensive”, “in poor taste” and “trivialises the work of animal welfare charities”.
Personally, I love the advert. It gave me giggles and I thought it was really cute and clever.
I don’t think it trivialises anyone. If anything, I feel that it brings to attention the plight of neglected abused pets and, therefore, raises the profile of animal charities.
As I was watching the advert, I found myself wondering about poor, cute little animals who need to be rescued, and I feel sorry for them and I feel really happy that there are animal rescue workers out there who might rescue them.
That is a good thing, is it not?
What do you think? Do you love or hate the new Marmite advert?