Really? Are we doing this?
Okay, maybe I am just blindly a Gok Wan fan from way back (see clips from his shows below), but Gok's Target Australia TV ads have been complained about, specifically his ad for the chain store's bras and bra fittings.
"Your bangers will never feel more loved," Gok says about the bra fittings.
According to an article in 'The Age' newspaper, people have complained to the Advertising Standards Bureau about his use of this term.
Here is the Target Australia ad being scrutinised:
"I find it distasteful that he uses the term 'bangers' to describe women's breasts," one wrote to the Bureau. "If a straight man were to use similar language during prime-time TV, there would be a huge outcry by women claiming sexist behaviour. There should be no different standards of acceptable language simply because a man appears to be gay."
Here are some Gok clips I adore: