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Topics: Advertising, Scouts

Friday, 19 June 2009

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Can he really have more than one friend?

An advert for Phones4U has been pulled by the mobile phone company after tens of complaints from outraged scouts.

The advert depicts a friendless nerd dressed as a scout who could not possibly have fifty friends in his phone. The scouts themselves tried to prove they were not nerds by setting up a Farcebook group. Even brain-dead, popular socialite Paris Hilton could see the irony in that.

"It's like an ironic juxtaposition of ideologies," the famous for being famous bimbo said.

Two and a half thousand people have joined the Farcebook group in protest, which is two and half thousand times more than the number that rang in to complain.

"We did do our research," said Malcolm Tent, Media Spokesman for Phones4U. "We spoke to four scout leaders, and discovered that between them, they had three friends in their phones, with the names of several hundred people that they vaguely knew, but under no definition could be classed as friends.

Although the offended people seem to have proved the phone companies point in dramatic style, the advertising campaign has still been pulled.

"It's not because of the complaints," said Tent. "We just don't see the point in paying for a campaign when we're getting so much free publicity."

Tent was then seen laughing all the way down Slough High Street towards Barclay's Bank.

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