Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Humourlessness of Homophobes II

Zoe Williams in The Guardian is quite interesting on this. And she's right that complaining to official bodies isn't something that we on the left do.

I think she overlooks the reason, though. The joke in the Heinz ad depended on being able to see the narrative's two levels, which was apparently beyond several hundred mouth-frothing recriminalisers. Likewise, her argument about indy-music and car ads, which I endorse, would, I suspect, be a wee bit three dimensional for the ASA.

In other words, those who complain have a wonderfully simple world-view. The rest of us don't have time to complain because we're successfully, just, juggling with several levels of reality. Or something.