Chasers’ bus ad about APEC spoof rejected as ‘too political’
Sunday July 27th 2008, 6:26 am

The Chaser banned: ‘too political’ to carry on the buses

Rachel Browne
July 27, 2008

AN ADVERTISEMENT for The Chaser’s War On Everything DVD has been banned by Australia’s largest outdoor advertising company on the grounds it is “too political”.

The ad, which was planned to run on State Transit buses, features The Chaser’s APEC stunt and the slogan: “The only good thing to come out of APEC.”

Despite being accepted by magazines and newspapers, the ad was considered too controversial for Buspak, owned by APN News & Media’s APN Outdoor.

The decision has amazed The Chaser’s Julian Morrow, who approved the ad along with executives from the ABC and DVD distributor Roadshow Entertainment.

“They have flatly refused to run the artwork we have provided because it has the slogan, ‘The only good thing to come out of APEC’,” he said. “They say that’s too political. They said they will run the ad but they don’t want anything that can be construed, even jokingly, as disparaging of APEC. It’s ridiculous.”

Morrow’s spot on. Truly- the Chasers’ motorcade stunt really WAS the only good thing to come out of APEC.

You wanna see ‘too political?’ I’ll show you ‘too political.’ How about every Chaser fan/blogger boycotting any product advertised by APN/Buspak? 50,000 mgk readers per month may just agree.


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