Pam’s in a new ad for some web hosting company called Crazy Domains (???) in which she’s part of the fantasies of a bunch of men in a boardroom. Pretty standard shit on everyday TV, if you ask me. But the Advertising Standards Agency received four complaints about it and shut that shit down. God, if only the world at large worked like that.
Here’s the statement they released after banning it from airing again:
“The ASA understood that the ad was intended as a parody of a mundane business meeting and was intended to be humorous and light-hearted.
“[However], we considered that they were also portrayed sexually throughout the ad, not just during the fantasy sequence.
“We noted that even though they were wearing business attire, their shirts were buttoned down so that they were exposing their bras and cleavages.
“We considered the ad was likely to cause serious offense to some viewers on the basis that it was sexist and degrading to women.”
Well, okay. I can think of about 50 things off the top of my head that are far more degrading to women, but a Pamela Anderson commercial that I’ve never seen before or even heard of seems like a good place to start addressing the patriarchy, sure, why not.
Check out the ad below – what do you think?