Showing posts with label Paddy Power. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paddy Power. Show all posts


Meteor Wifi Advert Complaints Upheld. Trans People Win.

A lesson for Paul Ryder: Transgender People Are Empowered, Again.

The Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) has led the worlds trans community for the second time in a hard fought battle and for the second time we won

The first instance was pretty clear cut. There was no denying that the Paddy Power was transphobic so it took no time for the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland (ASAI) to deem the ad transphobic compelling Paddy Power to pull it.

The latest instance it was much more difficult to prove harm was indeed intended so TENI called us to respond via twitter and social media. Respond we did but so did a world of of transphobic trolls waiting to argue otherwise.

But this time I found out who one of the actors were and took drag queen Paul Ryder to Task For His Part in the ad.

For my efforts I was harassed, people tried to intimidate me, calling me names, denigrating my humanity. There were even some tweets saying I should be sued.

But the coup de grace was a tweet mentioning Paul Ryder by one of his followers threatening to kick my teeth in. That account was deactivated soon afterwards.

Important to note, I am not declaring war on drag queens but there's a lesson here for people like Paul Ryder. You will be held accountable. If you act to harm us you can no longer drown us out in the media. We will not be cowed by threats of violence. You can no longer hide under the trans umbrella obfuscating the truth.

Transgender people are no longer your prey.


Trans Power Trumps Paddy Power: Transphobic Ad Pulled

The ad which was supposedly approved by the UK transgender group Beaumont Society has been pulled by the major television broadcasters after Clear Cast reversed itself and declared it's disapproval of the ad.

This is a huge victory for transgender people because it shows that we have become accepted and respected by society in general. The power of people. This makes us off limits to immoral entities like Paddy Power.

"Bang bang, dead."

But according to the Paddy Power blog they're not done yet. To fill the vacuum left by the Transgender Victors they have identified a portion of society even less protected. Evidently "Chavs" are a social outcast in British culture and Paddy Power means to capitalize on that fact using brutality and murder.

Is violence and the sexual degradation of woman all that Paddy Power understands? Have they no dignity or self respect?


Paddy Power Video Ad Campaign: Transgender Woman Are "Dogs" Others Just "Pussy"

This advertisement for ladies day at a Irish race track invited attendees to engage in singling out transgender woman by spotting the "Stallions from the Mares" calling the ones perceived as unattractive or transgender, "dogs".

Since drunk men are known to make subjective judgments of femininity based solely on perceived sexual attraction this cruelly objectifies females and invites rape and violence against all womankind including those perceived as 'dogs'.

This add is found on Paddy Power's Horse Racing page by clicking the picture on the right titled "new tv ads".

Find this offensive? First report the video to youtube then report it to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)

It appears Paddy Power has already begun to feel the heat as its facebook link no longer functions and links supplied by others to its profile do not work.

But you can still add a public comment mentioning @paddypower on Twitter.