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New Zealand govmt deploys nude 'porn actors' in humorous & effective web safety ad

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Government TV ad is latest in a series of striking public service announcements using humour to tackle tricky subjects

It’s a scene out of every parent’s – and teenager’s – worst nightmare: two adult-film actors turn up naked at the front door, to tell a stunned mother: “Hiya … your son’s been watching us online.”

The sudden appearance of a smiling but nude Sue and Derek has become something of a sensation as part on an unusual series of TV ads by the New Zealand government about internet safety for young people.

In the latest video for the Keep It Real Online series, actors pretending to be porn stars tell a woman played by comedian Justine Smith that her son has been watching their clips “on his laptop, iPad, Playstation, his phone, your phone, Smart TV projector”, adding that they don’t talk about consent and “just get straight to it”.

“Yeah, and I’d never act like that in real life,” the man, Derek, says, as the woman’s horrified son enters the room holding his laptop.

Sue explains: “We usually perform for adults but your son’s just a kid. He might not know how relationships actually work.”

More at link:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/15/new-zealand-government-deploys-nude-porn-actors-in-web-safety-ad?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX0d1YXJkaWFuVG9kYXlVUy0yMDA2MTU%3D&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=GTUS_email&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUS

Police Chief to Trump: Keep your mouth shut if you can't be constructive + Heartfelt plea to us all


THis is heartening. Well worth a listen. Made me feel better. We do have some extraordinary leaders in this country.

Want something very cute and sweet for a diversion? Cat opens door for baby.

Portland Police officers kneel with protesters this evening (Sunday). Hugs, high fives.

Raw video: Portland police officers kneel with protesters
Some of the protesters got up to shake hands, high-five and hug officers.



https://twitter.com/Oregonian/status/1267282082532741121



PORTLAND, Ore. — On Sunday, a passerby captured an inspiring moment on camera, as Portland police officers took a knee with protesters in downtown Portland.

Some of the protesters got up to shake hands and high-five officers.

Ryan Ao said he was trying to get to his car which was parked in the area where a large, peaceful protest was happening on Sunday afternoon. He heard a lot of noise and went to see what was happening.

"I'm hearing a lot of cheering and all of a sudden I see some people hugging a police officer, and I'm like, 'What?'" Ao said. "So I come running down here to document this and I was just blown away.

"I think we saw a historic moment happen just now, where all kinds of protesters were hugging and high-fiving police officers, who took a knee with the protesters," Ao said.

"Go Portland. Right on."

https://www.kgw.com/article/news/local/raw-video-portland-police-officers-kneel-with-protesters/283-3fcf5066-9c32-4d40-a470-f3df5f019f8c

There is an 8PM curfew tonight. Hoping to prevent the violence of last night.

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