Pop-Tarts’ ‘In My Fanny’ Ad Unwittingly Translates As Sexual Innuendo In The UK

Image via Pop-Tarts

Joining the ranks of Coca-Cola’s campaign that accidentally wished “death” on drinkers in New Zealand, Pop-Tarts has rolled out an image that isn’t quite family-friendly in countries outside of the US.

Social media users from the UK have had a field day poking fun at a half-baked social media post published by the Pop-Tarts US Twitter account.

“I like my tarts where I like my money,” Pop-Tarts writes along with a photo of a waist pouch fronted by its logo. “Right in my fanny.”

If the joke has flown over your head, that’s probably because it’s district-specific. In the UK, and perhaps colonies of the country, “fanny” is slang for vagina.

“I don’t know what the f*** you think we’re doing over here, but we’re definitely not inserting Pop-Tarts in our vaginas,” says Twitter user ‘stillicides’.

“Well, I gave it a go but the corners were a bit scratchy, to be honest,” jokes user Helen Honeybun.

Others mock that the ad could inspire Gwyneth Paltrow’s next New Age business idea.

It’s strange how words can be interpreted so differently in places that speak the same language. Have a laugh at some comments from confused social media users below.

I like my tarts where I like my money. Right in my fanny pic.twitter.com/3WRYfFvyXO

— Pop-Tarts (@PopTartsUS) February 1, 2019

All of my British friends wondering why they’re talking about shoving Pop-Tarts up their vaginas right now https://t.co/0RdethpgWw

— Scott Frerichs 🏳️‍🌈 (@KaiserNeko) February 1, 2019

British people reading this: pic.twitter.com/klZJEbyJuD

— A man has no name (@TheoGary) February 1, 2019


— Crystal 💙 ☘️ ☕️ 🌊 🏒 (@TansyMcBride) February 1, 2019

Well i gave it a go but the corners were a bit scratchy tbh

— Helen Honeybun (@LadyHellsBells) February 1, 2019


— Melissa Cole (@MelissaCole) February 1, 2019

It does!!! Hope Gwyneth knows of the new trend! :))

— Kristine Garina (@KristineGarina) February 1, 2019

[via BuzzFeed, cover image via Pop-Tarts]

Leave a Reply