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    UK TV Ad Banned

    Well, the title of the article was too long to fit in the Title section of the thread. This one made me really sad

    UK TV Ad Banned for Implying “Excellence” in Tech and PC Gaming Could Only Be Achieved by Men from Niche Gamer.

    What even is the point of doing something like this? If you really want to change the PC advertising landscape why would you whine and complain rather than buy more PCs? The company's response is 100% on-point as well, props to them for not apologizing and backing up their marketing choices with transparency about market share statistics. The extra funny part is that the people complaining is assuming these people's gender!

    I suspect Korin is the only girl that frequents this site & will probably click on a title like this one haha. If you visit the thread, what's your take on this:



    and this:



    What the FUCK?!? Guys can drink beer too! Why is Japan so sexist, I can't even turn on the TV without BIGOTRY. Kirin better make a commercial that empowers me to drink beer RIGHT THE HELL NOW. I...i-i......I'm gOnNa MaNsPrEaD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Beer is overwhelmingly consumed by men worldwide whether or not you show women or men in the commercials for it. In some cases (like beer) showing women makes the product more appealing to men, oddly enough. My point is that it doesn't matter one damn bit who's on the screen, people will find a way to get mad (I'm sure the same UK roasties who got mad at the PC commercial would be mad at the "stereotypical" Japanese women in the 2nd advertisement). If seeing a certain gender on TV offends you, I'm sorry to inform you that you're the bigot, not the company.

    Girls almost never buy high-performance PCs because they're not incels. Marketing to them doesn't make sense.
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    I mean... no shit? If the whiners are mostly complaining about female representation in PC gaming, when you think of the most hardcore PC gaming I imagine e-sports will come to mind. But let's think of the demographics here. I'm not certain this is correct since the demographics aren't widely available, but I heard that less than 5% of e-sports players are female, whereas it's over 30% of the audience which is quite a lot of women.

    But why is this? I'd say especially in South Korea, a lot of girls swoon over professional gamers, or in the west, Ninja and the like. Handsome male pro gamers often attract a sizable female following. As for the low number of pro players, the media commonly blames sexism, but really it's down to factors like performance. It's simply a biological fact that men are better at "proper sports" and subsequently e-sports due to stuff like reaction time. Like with other sports, why can't women form more of their own divisions? Why don't they step forward and do this rather than bitching? Social justice-types want everyone else to do this for them while they sit back.

    Obviously this advert is marketed to more serious gamers. While on average there are a lot of female gamers I'd say it's pretty clear that most PC gamers who demand cutting-edge hardware are male. On the other hand, women can be extremely popular on Twitch (especially among teenage boys) but you don't see them running games with super-fucking-ultra 4K graphics. They don't tend to want hardware this company is advertising.

    PC Specialist has every right to reject criticism from the vocal minority, and I'm glad they did. This isn't the only time the UK Advertising Standards Agency fucked up like this. The PC police isn't only on the streets.

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    -_-. Are you serious?
    So they banned the ad for not showing wamenz. Not because the ad showed women not understanding how to play a game, or showing them fiddling with the mouse and being confused.
    Just for having no women.
    Isn't that in and of itself sexist, according to their own stupid shit? They're assuming PCSpecialist isn't showing women because PCSpecialist doesn't think women can be professional gamers. I mean, by the ASA's stupid "logic", their assumption is sexist.
    I agree, though. I'm damn proud of PCSpecialist for standing up for themselves and not making a stupid apology for offending...no one.
    If I lived in the UK, I'd buy some products from them to show support.
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    There are a lot of areas in life that are dominated by a male demographic, who really gives a crap?

    I have been into gaming at a young age. While there are certainly more girls/women who enjoy them today, it is still a market that is dominated by dudes. This is especially true when it comes to development. Same with computers. It is just not something that appeals to most women. I have always been a fan of building and creating things but I prefer architecture and interior design WAY more just like most women do. Big surprise! lol

    The numbers don't lie. This is not an issue with "gender" that needs to be fixed. Let people do what they like. Stop trying to force women to take interest in things men are interested in. I am sick of hearing about it. The UK needs to stop with this PC bs. I thought it was bad in the US but holy crap...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KorinKitty View Post
    The UK needs to stop with this PC bs. I thought it was bad in the US but holy crap...
    It's fucking magical. Can't do anything here without some pathetic limp-wristed wet fart of a """person""" finding some way of twisting it around to be "offensive" to somebody, somewhere, even if that somebody is purely hypothetical and doesn't actually exist.
    "It turned out that the ghost was just Mr. Finley, who ran the amusement park. The spooky part is that, as soon as the ghost appeared, the teenagers' dog began to speak! And it spoke in a tortured parody of human speech: 'relp me, Raggy,' it would say. 'I am an abomination and rould re rilled. Rill re, Raggy.'"

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