Paddy Power please remove your offensive betting on the outcome of the Oscar Pistorius trial and donate any profits so far to a women's charity fighting violence against women.
  • Petitioned Patrick Kennedy

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Paddy Power please remove your offensive betting on the outcome of the Oscar Pistorius trial and donate any profits so far to a women's charity fighting violence against women.

    1. Petition by

      Jean Hatchet

      United Kingdom

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March 2014

Victory

People power beat Paddy Power!

After just 4 days, 125,000 people signed the petition and Paddy Power were forced to close the bet. The advert became the most ever complained about advert ever, with over 5,000 complaints. The Advertising Standards Authority pulled the advert from all national media and have launched an investigation.

Thank you to everyone who took part in this - we did it!

Paddy Power are currently offering odds on the fact that Oscar Pistorius may not be convicted of the pre-meditated murder of his partner Reeva Steenkamp on February 14 2013.

They are running ads in the national press that read "It's Oscar Time. Money Back If He Walks." The brutal death of a woman at the hands of her partner is not "sport" or "entertainment" and promoting the opportunity to make money from it is a vile and offensive act which anyone with a sense of human dignity and respect for human life must reject. 

138 women died in the UK alone as a result of male violence in 2013. This type of random carelessness for the lives of women by Paddy Power is an affront to those women and their families.

I am a survivor of domestic violence and abuse and I know how many women around the world are suffering right now thinking that they are lucky to be alive when poor Reeva Steenkamp is dead.

Paddy Power are putting all survivors and the families of those who died through even more pain and anguish and they must stop.

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    • Michael Flynn CHESTERFIELD DERBYSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 6 months ago

      Cruelty of whatever kind is not to be tolerated but to make money out of it is equally if not more intolerable

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    • Billy Moore LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 months ago

      It's a disgrace.

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    • joanna malone LINCOLN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 months ago

      demeaning to the concept of justice and legal systems.

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    • Jacqueline Johnston LITTLE THETFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 months ago

      I am against the exploitation and abuse of women.

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    • barbara angelkov BRIGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 months ago

      offensive and demeaning to the seriousness of domestic abuse. It's also a poor attempt at humour which is misplaced in the context of this case

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