South Africa bans popular Chicken Licken ‘Big John’ ad

first_imgThe ARB ruled in favor of complainant, South African Sandile Cele, who said the ad “makes a mockery of the struggles of the African people against the colonization by the Europeans in general, and the persecutions suffered at the hands of the Dutch in particular”.Chicken Licken strongly disagrees with these findings, saying the ad is actually a “proud and patriotic” attempt to uplift the South African spirit. The restaurant says it has a right to express tongue-in-cheek humor.Related South Africa Rastafarians South Africans’ love for chicken South Africa Elections Coverage Chicken Licken has been ordered to withdraw its “Big John” television advertisement immediately because it “trivializes an issue that is triggering an upsetting for many South African people” – colonization.The ad amounts to offensive advertising, the Advertising Regulatory Board (a replacement for the defunct Advertising Standards Authority) said in a ruling, and so is unsuitable for South African audiences.The ad portrays the travels of a young black South African, John Mjohnana, or Big John, who sets off in 1650 to satisfy his hunger for adventure. Along the way, he overcomes various threats, including floods and wild animals, before arriving on a new shore and naming his discovery “Europe”.last_img read more

Paulo Goncalves dead aged 40: Motorbike star suffers horror crash during Dakar Rally and was rushed to hospital

first_img Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 PAULO GONCALVES has died aged 40 following a horror crash at the Dakar Rally.The motorbike star suffered the fatal accident after 171 miles of the seventh stage of the Saudi Arabia desert race.Paulo Goncalves has died after a crash during the seventh stage of the Dakar RallyCredit: AFP or licensorsThe Portuguese ace was rushed to hospital but later pronounced dead after being found unconscious.According to the BBC, he was airlifted away from the crash site to Layla.It is understood Hero Motorsports Team Rally rider Goncalves, who has finished in the races top 10 four times, suffered a cardiac arrest.A statement from the organisers said: “The entire Dakar caravan would like to extend its sincere condolences to his friends and family.”The iconic event was once known as the Paris-Dakar Rally and is being held in Saudi Arabia for the first time. It had spent the past decade in South America following its original switch from its Saharan African route because of security reasons.Celebrities and famous faces from around the world have competed in the race, including two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso.Goncalves appears in the Dakar Rally this year, where he suffered a fatal accidentCredit: ReutersEx-Chelsea and Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas also appeared in it last year, but crashed out.Dozens of drivers are racing in various vehicles over 12 stages of the competition.Goncalves was the 2013 cross-country world rallies champion and taking part in his 13th Dakar Rally. Amazing Controlled Building Demolition You Probably Haven’t Seen Before People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Best caption wins🏆 Credit @4×4 Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heelscenter_img What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. Source: Motorsport – read more