FOSSIL FREE SURF
Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) proudly showed off their major sponsor Ampol in their latest online ad. The ad shows two members in a surf patrol ATV driving along a beach in morning light. In comes the Ampol logo and a friendly voice saying “Ampol - Australia’s own”.
The ad was posted to Facebook, but has now been taken down. It managed to get a few angry comments before it disappeared. The ad is still available on Twitter and Instagram. Commenting has been turned off on Instagram, after hundreds of comments by disgusted followers.
So why the outrage? It’s in the extreme contrast between SLSA and Ampol. One organisation known for saving lives and caring about the ocean, the other a part of the most polluting industry in the world, known for accelerating climate change. Which, by the way, will ruin summer.
Read the whole article by Rune Woldsnes