Lancing the boil—UPDATED

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  • January 22, 2013
  • StopPress Team
Lancing the boil—UPDATED

Lance Armstrong's much-publicised interview with Oprah Winfrey made for prime social media fodder, with an array of quips, opinions and parody videos spewing forth following the confessions about his drug use (our favourite: "Hats off to Lance Armstrong. I tried to ride a bike whilst on drugs, hit a kerb and fell off and I wasn't even going fast in France, just slow in Dunedin"). And, never one to miss an opportunity for a humorous contextual ad, Pak 'n Save and DraftFCB have quickly climbed aboard the Doprah bandwagon too. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIl5RxhLZ5USoon after the interview, Armstrong's 'What am I on?' ad for Nike, which was produced back in 2001, started doing the rounds online.  

UPDATE: Here's the fixed up version. 

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Whittaker's divides the court of public opinion – but all for a good cause

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  • February 22, 2019
  • Caitlin Salter
Whittaker's divides the court of public opinion – but all for a good cause

On Monday, Whittaker’s launched its latest novelty chocolate-lolly mash up with a chocolatey answer to retro bakesale treat coconut ice. The Coconut Ice Surprise chocolate has a twist though, 20c from each block goes to Plunket – a charity which New Zealanders agree is a worthy cause. However, to relate the chocolate to the charity, Whittaker's has built the campaign around baby gender reveal parties, causing a backlash from the public who argue gender norms have expanded beyond blue for boys and pink for girls.

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