Connah`s Quay Comedy Writer Bullied Into Removing Asda name from Satirical Story
A new satire website set up by two comedy writers was ordered to remove a large companies name yesterday.
Asda, the multi national supermarket were up in arms as The Daily Skid published a story about advent calendars which mentioned their name and the name of their CEO.
A member of the Asda PR team was alerted to the story via Twitter and promptly told one of the writers, Phil Woods of Connah’s Quay, to take it down.
Phil Woods and his co-writer Steve Smith, started the site just 51 days ago.
The site is purely for pleasure and makes no money whatsoever, this didn’t stop the corporate juggernaut from crashing down hard on them.
“This website is obviously satire, after all we’ve said that false teeth will be available in supermarkets, schools will have to incorporate turbans into uniform and the NHS will start calling people fat instead of obese.
If somebody can’t see that then they must be thick.
How many news satire websites, TV shows are there? Imagine if ‘Mock The Week’ was told not to mention businesses, politicians and celebs!
It’s a complete joke, Asda have shown the kind of world we live in these days. Far too serious!”