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Thread: Big Brother is Alive and Well in the UK

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    INGSOC GURPS's Avatar
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    Nov 2012
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    Big Brother is Alive and Well in the UK

    In his dystopian book "1984," Orwell created Big Brother, who is secretly watching all citizens of Oceania as Thought Police persecute individualism and independent thinking. Censorship reigns, freedom of speech is squelched, and you don't even want to know what goes on in Room 101.

    Orwell's vision is alive in well in the U.K. This past week, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) — which sounds an awful lot like the Ministry of Truth — banned three advertisements because it deemed the model to skinny.

    The main ad featured a model posing in various outfits including swimwear, a dress and a tank top with a skirt, the ASA said. The model was also shown playing tennis and golf. The ASA said "22 complainants who believed the model looked unhealthily thin challenged whether the ads were socially irresponsible."
    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

    “Moral precepts are constant through the ages and not obedient to circumstances.”

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    Repete Pete's Avatar
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    Not big on censorship but I have spend a great deal of time in the UK the last 2 years and I must say you rarely see overweight people there or grotesquely thin ones either. Might be much ado about nothing

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