I, Michael Penny, support freedom of speech. Say what you please unless it inflames racial or religious hatred.
There has been recent publicity surrounding a drink called Cocaine, the newest energy drink to make everything you do last longer. It joins the market of other ‘turbo’ drinks like Red Bull, Monster and Mother. Cocaine is currently plastered on a huge billboard on Parramatta Rd. So what’s more tasteless, the name or the drink? If you’re going to ban something, make it the contents of the can, not the ad, because many of these drinks list more chemicals than Michael Jackson’s toxicology report.
Anyway, many free speech advocates believe a civilised society can self-regulate itself with regards to what is said and isn’t. Alternatively, people’s tastebuds will eventually do the talking for us and consign unsavoury products (and bad advertising) to the waste bin.