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17 January 2018 11:08 (South Africa)

Ice cream ad immaculately conceived

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

An advert for Federici ice cream is causing controversy in the UK, with at least 40 people complaining to the Advertising Standards Authority. The ad portrays a pregnant nun eating ice cream, with the tag line "immaculately conceived". Some Christians, especially Catholics, find the advert offensive because it mocks the birth of baby Jesus. But in the wake of the latest sex scandals involving clergy, the general populace will probably enjoy having a sly laugh at the Church's expense. Read more: The Guardian

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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