Telstra accused of homophobia

Telstra has been accused of running a homophobic advertising campaign after airing a TVC featuring two men getting up to nocturnal shenanigans in a tent.

Campaigner Andrew James complained that the BWM ad – in which the two men turn out to be watching their Next G mobile TV under the covers, relies on their relief at not being gay for the punchline.

Meanwhile a Telstra spokesman said the company was “not in a position to get into a discussion about the ads.”


However, not everyone has been as cautious. Brendon Sinclair, executive director of Queensland web agency Tailored argues:

“Here’s the thing with whingy, whiny clowns who don’t have a sense of humour – they’re the exact opposite of what you need to be in business. They get upset about stupid things. They lose their focus and worry about stuff no one cares about. They don’t have a compelling reason to do business with them because they’re so bland and boring. You don’t remember them.”


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