Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Offensive Ads

Rejected, banned, and most complained advertising from all over the world.

Bacardi - Canada - Banned as it "objectified and demeaned women" (ASC)

Kiss Tobacco - Israel - Banned as it contains "obscenity and ressemblance of human beings"

Paddy Power - Ireland - Banned as "the betting odds referred to each woman's chances of either being knocked down by the truck were offensive and demeaned older people"

Energizer - Chile - Rejected by the client

NO2ID - UK - Most Complained as "the barcode on Tony Blair's upper lip made him resemble Hitler, which was offensive"

Killer Heels by NMA - UK - Banned as it "trivialised and stylised violence"

Department of Health - UK - Banned as it can "frighten and distress children"

Gucci - UK - Banned

Six Feet Under TV Series - UK - Banned as they were "offensive, shocking and likely to cause undue distress"

Diesel - UK - Banned as its "sexual image was likely to cause serious or widespread offence and was unsuitable in a magazine that could be seen by children"

Russian Finance Magazine - RUSSIA - Banned for being "immoral"

The Rules of Attraction (movie) - USA - Banned as "the copulating toys were considered offensive and obscene"

Tom Ford - USA - Most Complained as "it was sexually explicit"

Towers Anti-Smoking Campaign - CHINA - Rejected as "inappropriate"

The Breast Cancer Fund - USA - Rejected by advertising spaces run by Viacom "over fears that its depiction of mastectomy scars would prove to be too shocking to the public"

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