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10Oct/1145

Vile Wonga.com adverts

Let's be clear on this - this is a profoundly disturbing advert. There's nothing nice about seeing a load of hyperannuated, vulcanised geriatrics wobbling and warbling around the screen, especially when one of them starts twitching and bucking like's he's climaxing.

The two old dears remind me of Harry Enfield's randy old ladies; Earl wears the perpetual mask of a monkey mid-orgasm, a moment away from revealing a wrinkled old bratwurst from his dirty corduroys, nestling amongst a greying web.

We now get 'Wonga moments' - you know? Those moments where you want something but haven't got any money. In the boring old past you would have had to wait, but now you simply get a payday advance. Mortgaging your salary - what's wrong with that?

I can think of no cataclysmic global events in the past three years that should give us pause for that when considering blithely pissing cash you don't have up the wall.

Is this a bad advert? Who knows - I think it's horrifying, but it's better than the last one, which earned Wonga.com some rapped knuckles for trivialising short-term loans with ginormous interest rates.

Not that a puppet pensioner wigging out to a some techno gramophone is trivial in the least, of course.

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  • Sam Hamer

    I want all these loan sharks to be locked in a room and then Charles Bronson be unleashed on them greased up and armed with a spear!

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  • Alex

    Robbing WONGA, how can anyone say that I like the three creations of a advert that makes he poor even poorer are ******* STUPID! Helpthe poor don’t rip them off and say some crap animations makes it OK…….

  • Alex

    Robbing WONGA, how can anyone say that I like the three creations of a advert that makes he poor even poorer are ******* STUPID! Helpthe poor don’t rip them off and say some crap animations makes it OK…….

  • Fivish

    I hate the advert and what it represents. Utterly disgusting exploitation of poor idiots.

  • Fivish

    I hate the advert and what it represents. Utterly disgusting exploitation of poor idiots.

  • anonuk

    I hope Nicholas Parsons can sleep better at night now he’s stopped being in the pay of Wonga com. I wonder if he’s resigned because he started to wonder what his Maker would ask him about promoting such a disgusting outfit.

  • anonuk

    I hope Nicholas Parsons can sleep better at night now he’s stopped being in the pay of Wonga com. I wonder if he’s resigned because he started to wonder what his Maker would ask him about promoting such a disgusting outfit.

  • Peter Federl

    The fact that geriatrics can’t find work in this country, are discriminated against and have their pensions turn into funny money makes this ad more than in bad taste but obscene. These puppet caricatures of our senior citizens seem not only to have gained little wisdom over the course of their lives but have dubious morals as well: they seem to think debt is fun and brazenly recommend it to others

    Get real!

  • Peter Federl

    The fact that geriatrics can’t find work in this country, are discriminated against and have their pensions turn into funny money makes this ad more than in bad taste but obscene. These puppet caricatures of our senior citizens seem not only to have gained little wisdom over the course of their lives but have dubious morals as well: they seem to think debt is fun and brazenly recommend it to others

    Get real!

  • The Wonga adverts scare the life out of me. SO creepy. Expecting to see Earl in my nightmares. šŸ™

  • The Wonga adverts scare the life out of me. SO creepy. Expecting to see Earl in my nightmares. šŸ™

  • ruthlesspragmatic

    Thanks to wonga, I now realise how much money I can make selling my ass on street corners!

  • ruthlesspragmatic

    Thanks to wonga, I now realise how much money I can make selling my ass on street corners!

  • Under_ground341

    I FUCKING HATE THE FUCKS … BURN THEM.. BURN THEM
    ALL IN HELL!

  • Under_ground341

    I FUCKING HATE THE FUCKS … BURN THEM.. BURN THEM
    ALL IN HELL!

  • Hist042000

    ITS A PUPPETT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hist042000

    ITS A PUPPETT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Frank

    fucking toxic adverts, an affront to sensible people – sensible enough, that is, to not piss their monthly income away for something that they POSITIVELY have to have RIGHT NOW.

    fucking legalised loan-sharking, I’d probably cum in my pants if the Wonga building was bombed.

  • Frank

    fucking toxic adverts, an affront to sensible people – sensible enough, that is, to not piss their monthly income away for something that they POSITIVELY have to have RIGHT NOW.

    fucking legalised loan-sharking, I’d probably cum in my pants if the Wonga building was bombed.

  • Arnoldforebush1

    The Wonga TV adverts are outrageous, irritating and insulting to intelligent viewers with these Crappy Geriatric Animations, it is glaringly obvious they are aimed at all the Gullible Idiots out there!Ā  The Government must declare all these Pay Day Loan Sharks illegal and drive them out of business. A.S.A.P.

    Arnold Forebush. Swindon.

    • Spoonhead

      The whole scenario reminds me of what S*ITE we’ve got running this country that’s in all round terminal decline right now … Couldn’t imagine crap like that hitting our screens five years ago .. TOTALLY DISGUSTING AND VILE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Arnoldforebush1

    The Wonga TV adverts are outrageous, irritating and insulting to intelligent viewers with these Crappy Geriatric Animations, it is glaringly obvious they are aimed at all the Gullible Idiots out there!Ā  The Government must declare all these Pay Day Loan Sharks illegal and drive them out of business. A.S.A.P.

    Arnold Forebush. Swindon.

    • Spoonhead

      The whole scenario reminds me of what S*ITE we’ve got running this country that’s in all round terminal decline right now … Couldn’t imagine crap like that hitting our screens five years ago .. TOTALLY DISGUSTING AND VILE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Snifferjock

    I have taken to switching OFF my t.v. every time one of these HORRID CREEPY PATHETIC SHITTY DISGUSTING TOTALLY IRRITATINGĀ  adverts comes on (which now means my t.v. is more off than on given the terrible frequency with which they are shown). Guess that given that they are scalping anyone mad enough to take a loan with them means they’ve got money to burn. I’d burn the creaters of these evil wretches. How anyone can say they LIKE them let alone ENJOY them is soooo beyond me that goes for you John Shaw and Eckeck – think you need to see a “shrink”. The annoying thing is that inevitably they pop up everytime I go on Hotmail on internet too.
    Something to be said for Euthanasia methinks. KILL THE WONGA 3 with high explosives…. And run that as your damn advert. UP YOURS WONGA DOT EFFING COM. WE HATE YOU AND YOUR DAMN ADVERTS.

  • Snifferjock

    I have taken to switching OFF my t.v. every time one of these HORRID CREEPY PATHETIC SHITTY DISGUSTING TOTALLY IRRITATINGĀ  adverts comes on (which now means my t.v. is more off than on given the terrible frequency with which they are shown). Guess that given that they are scalping anyone mad enough to take a loan with them means they’ve got money to burn. I’d burn the creaters of these evil wretches. How anyone can say they LIKE them let alone ENJOY them is soooo beyond me that goes for you John Shaw and Eckeck – think you need to see a “shrink”. The annoying thing is that inevitably they pop up everytime I go on Hotmail on internet too.
    Something to be said for Euthanasia methinks. KILL THE WONGA 3 with high explosives…. And run that as your damn advert. UP YOURS WONGA DOT EFFING COM. WE HATE YOU AND YOUR DAMN ADVERTS.

  • Dfallow

    Absolute dog shit advert. I can’t stand the look of it, the sound of it, the company or the truly despicable service they offer. The little sound bites such as ‘who’s for tea then?’ just stay in my head all day after hearing them and make me want to stick hot pokers into my ears until they appear out the other side.

    • Peter Crooks

      Would rather stick hot pokers into the ears of the PATHETIC creators of this utter C*AP !!!

  • Dfallow

    Absolute dog shit advert. I can’t stand the look of it, the sound of it, the company or the truly despicable service they offer. The little sound bites such as ‘who’s for tea then?’ just stay in my head all day after hearing them and make me want to stick hot pokers into my ears until they appear out the other side.

    • Peter Crooks

      Would rather stick hot pokers into the ears of the PATHETIC creators of this utter C*AP !!!

  • Guest

    Dear Earl, Is that a walking stick in your pocket…. or…. have you just filled your colostomy bag?

  • Guest

    Dear Earl, Is that a walking stick in your pocket…. or…. have you just filled your colostomy bag?

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  • The Ad Hater

    Fucking ugly creepy disturbing puppets. I wouldn’t even touch Wonga’s site with a barge pole! Not to mention the insane 4,214% APR!!

    • Eabley

      disturbing lol they are brill, you need to get out more.

      • Sam Hamer

        Getting out more would mean seeing less of these brill adverts…

  • The Ad Hater

    Fucking ugly creepy disturbing puppets. I wouldn’t even touch Wonga’s site with a barge pole! Not to mention the insane 4,214% APR!!

    • Eabley

      disturbing lol they are brill, you need to get out more.

      • Sam Hamer

        Getting out more would mean seeing less of these brill adverts…

  • You’re both in the minority as far as AdTurds readers go. Here are just a selection of search queries relating to these ads: hate, creepy, cheap, crap, “fuck off”, offensive, stupid, scary, despicable, bad, hell, retarded.

  • You’re both in the minority as far as AdTurds readers go. Here are just a selection of search queries: hate, creepy, cheap, crap, “fuck off”, offensive, stupid, scary, despicable, bad, hell, retarded.

  • Eckeck

    i think betty joyce an earl on the wonga advert areĀ  great !Ā  we laugh every time it is on one of the better advertsĀ  superb

  • Eckeck

    i think betty joyce an earl on the wonga advert areĀ  great !Ā  we laugh every time it is on one of the better advertsĀ  superb

  • john shaw

    I LOVE THEM….!!!

    • Stench

      DERP!

  • john shaw

    I LOVE THEM….!!!

    • Stench

      DERP!

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