A piece of advice here


This image being:

Recently I was quizzed about the mission of Operation Black Vote (OBV). “I thought OBV was just about getting black and minority ethnic individuals to register to vote and vote in elections,” remarked BBC London’s Vanessa Feltz. But voting is only a means to achieve our very important end: to tackle racism and ensure we have greater equality of opportunity. And to do that, we have to be creative, bold and at times provocative. This is what we’ve sought to do with our recent ad campaigns for the EU referendum with partners Saatchi & Saatchi.

Today we have released a recreated version of the rather infamous image of the 1987 Bullingdon Club, which in its original form portrayed a group of young men who have come to epitomise great privilege and power. It’s no coincidence that the two main protagonists in today’s EU in-out drama, the prime minister, David Cameron, and former London mayor Boris Johnson are in that picture.

The advice being: get better at Photoshop matey.

13 thoughts on “A piece of advice here”

  1. Bloke in North Dorset

    I’ve worked wit S&S, fucking useless. My client hired them on the “nobody got sacked for buying IBM” principle.

  2. Don’t these OBV bell ends realise that most non-white people in Britain are of Indian, Pakistani or Bangladeshi origin?

  3. The Inimitable Steve

    This is shit. Lazy photoshoop that looks like an intern knocked it off in half an hour.

    Interesting premise though, because of the class hate implicit in the message. The slogan could’ve been SHOW THOSE TOFF BASTARDS WHAT’S WHAT!

    But it fails as propaganda, because it’s speaking to the sort of people who already read the Guardian. How many Jamals or Carltons would recognise where the photo comes from?

    Also, asking black yoof to identify with people dressed up as penguins is a losing tactic.

  4. My initial reaction to the image was to misread it as operation block vote. The block part being a group of fat cats wanting to prevent the passage of something they perceive to be harmful to their economic well being.

    The teeter totter image is even more confusing. Instead of being angry that the woman isn’t able to get him high enough, shouldn’t the man just move closer to the center of balance?

    Sorry OBV people. Your imagery didn’t make me think of racism. You’ll have to try harder to get me to judge people differently based on the color of their skin.

  5. The Inimitable Steve,

    Black kids loves this stuff. Hip-hop is about the only genre that cares about glamour. Turning up in a video and looking like a superstar rather than the guy you saw down the street chugging for Oxfam like Coldplay.

    I could definitely see Big Boi from Outkast putting on one of those suits.

    It’s only the miserablists at the Guardian that care otherwise.

  6. Well that photo is as far away from the editorial board of the Guardian, BBC or Huffington Post as you can get. Ironic really.

  7. ethnic minority, minority ethnic. Ethnic is an adjective, not a noun, minority is a noun, not an adjective. And black people ****ARE**** ethnic minorities in this country, so the correct English is just….. ethnic minority.
    Gods, continuing proof that journalists have to actively prove they have failed every possible Enlgish language test possible before being allowed to be employed in the media.

  8. Grr. So annoyed I mashed the keyboard there. That should have started: “ethnic minority”, not “minority ethnic”….

  9. So Much For Subtlety

    The Stigler – “Black kids loves this stuff. Hip-hop is about the only genre that cares about glamour. Turning up in a video and looking like a superstar rather than the guy you saw down the street chugging for Oxfam like Coldplay.”

    Which is why I think Trump will do better among Black males than most people think. He is actually the first Ghetto Thug political candidate. But not much of a thug.

    Clinton may be supported by Black women, but I think Trump has a chance there too. Apart from the colour of his skin, he seems the sort of man Black women would like to me.

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