• Tag: apology
    Feed A Child SA ad withdrawn – outrage over white woman feeding a black child like a dog [video]
    Posted by on Jul 9th, 2014

    A new campaign ad for Feed A Child SA, meant to raise awareness about malnutrition, has been withdrawn from television after complaints and critisism. The NGO has issued an apology saying it was not intended… Read More »

    Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 23/12/2013
    Posted by on Dec 23rd, 2013

    Justine Sacco, a US executive for a major media company, caused mass outrage with her tweet about Africa. Here’s the full story from the reaction to her tweet to her landing in Cape Town, getting… Read More »

    The American PR exec causing an outrage with her AIDS in Africa tweet is landing in Cape Town this morning
    Posted by on Dec 21st, 2013

    A senior director and PR executive for a major media company in the USA is at the centre of a massive Twitter backlash after posting a racist tweet yesterday. Justine Sacco’s tweet about AIDS, Africa… Read More »

    CT Fish Market ad withdrawn after 2 people complained it was racist [video]
    Posted by on Sep 5th, 2013

    The Advertising Standards Authority have ordered management of popular fish restaurant, Cape Town Fish Market, to remove a television commercial after it recieved two complaints. The CTFM ad features a scene where a white actor… Read More »

    The SUN newspaper owns Scientology with an epic trolling apology [pic]
    Posted by on Jun 14th, 2013

    An apology by the SUN newspaper has gone viral for publically owning scientologists around the globe. The infamously sensationalist publication ran a story on Sunday about flat UFO like discs hovering over British Church of… Read More »

    Watch this drunk guy charge a wild male elephant in Kruger [video]
    Posted by on May 14th, 2013

    Given my previous post of the half naked Cape Town guy stuck in Porta Loo toilet bowl HERE i thought i may as well stick with the wtf-were-you-thinking-theme and present you with this video of… Read More »

    Hyundai pulls horrendous ad making fun of suicide after internet backlash [video]
    Posted by on Apr 26th, 2013

    ‘How could a brand and agency get it so wrong’ the words of Mike Stopforth on Twitter that accompanied a video of the new Hyundai ad. If ever there was an example of how not… Read More »

    Pro cyclist says sorry for pinching podium girl’s butt [pic]
    Posted by on Apr 3rd, 2013

    Ya hey..sexism and the objectifying of women has been making headlines lately and now comes this pic of a professional cyclist who has been accused of harassment and being a downright disgrace for his behaviour… Read More »

    BBC apologises for playing song about shooting your old lady right after Pistorius news report
    Posted by on Feb 19th, 2013

    The BBC issued a formal apology today after playing Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix immediately after a news report about Oscar Pistorius. They say it was a mistake to play the song so soon after… Read More »

    Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 27/01/2013
    Posted by on Jan 28th, 2013

    FNB  take out new full page ad (above) in four national newspapers in response to the ANC having a frothy about their ‘You Can Help’ campaign [mybroadband] 233 people die in Brazil nighclub fire after a… Read More »