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Banned ads

 

Driving and lipstick application

Harvey Nichols insists the advert, which shows the driver nearly running over a man while using the rear-view mirror to apply her lipstick, was tongue in cheek.

Tongue in cheek or not, the ASA has banned this Harvey Nichols lipstick ad after receiving 12 complaints that the ad was "irresponsible, because it showed unsafe driving, and offensive to people who had been, or who knew people who had been, involved in road accidents."

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Sexy shoe ads step in it

No, this time it is not the by-now-infamous Puma ads, it's Patrick Cox who are in trouble - and not because of their name.

click read more to see their ad, which Patrick Cox thought was "less overtly sexual than other advertising in the same issue" - and the publisher of I-D magazine agreed with them.

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six feet under poster banned

Advertising posters for US drama "Six Feet Under" have been banned.

Depicting corpses the posters sold luxury to die for , embalming fluid and wound filler presented the same way luxury perfumes. The ads parody cosmetics adverts.

The body copy carries on to say that the items are available from Fisher & Sons funeral home - the name of the fictional funeral home in the show.

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Durex pun No more

Durex withdraw a poster accused of "promoting casual sex" after three people complained.

A poster and newspaper campaign carrying the the line "Roger More" has been banned after the advertising watchdog ruled it was offensive.

The advertising standards authority ordered Durex to take down the posters after three little old ladies from Hastings, uh, I mean members of the public complained the ad was sexist and irresponsible because it could encourage people to indulge in casual sex.

Durex insisted it was promoting safe sex and encouraging responsible behaviour with the campaign. Safe sex requires condoms, so Durex may have a point. Read more to see offending ad!

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adidas 'shoe bomber' ad bombs.

The advertising watchdog in the UK is investigating after receiving complaints that an adidas poster poked fun at the case of the convicted terrorist Richard Reid.

The complaints said the ad depicting a naked athlete wearing nothing but running shoes was inappropriate in the current international climate and should be taken down.

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Comes the executioner

This month the ict have brung down it`s axe on many ads.
XBOX
CHAMPAGNE
BBH bartleboglehegarty.com

This ad,which featured a very short life (Literally,it lasted thirty
seconds) received 160 complaint`s resulting in it being banned from TV.Although,as with French connection,this don`t stop them keeping it on their website at http://www.playmore.com
i can see why this one was banned,as i didn`t really like it.
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Deer friendly ad offends hunters.

The jeep ad that had hunters up in arms was pulled off the air by Chrysler. This withdrawal is the second time in two months that Chrysler has changed advertising plans after some consumers complained. Previously, the company had PentaMark rework some dialogue in a commercial for the Chrysler Concorde sedan after protests that it was too "racy".

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Last years banned ads

Every year, the amount of ads that are banned or pulled seem to rise. British regulators are too quick to ban complain ad agency heads and creatives in the UK.
In Sweden - liberal land of the free - more ads are banned as they are discriminating against women. Though nudity isn't always the reason ads are banned - sometimes humour is.

Read more to see a selection of banned ads.

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Body Shop's "Ruby" Barbie doll banned from the Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway

Ah, Ruby, you nipless plump anti-Barbie. It's been in every Body Shop window since 1998. First you tick off Mattel, and now you're banned from the Hong Kong rail system. Something about pubic hair & nipples. Or the distinct lack of either. (No, this isn't a banned ad per se, it's just refused from certain media venues, but the Hong Kong transit system is large enough to count for a sorta-ban).

Anti Roddick says it best;

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Resexsion?

That Opium poster with the pale white nude Sophie Dahl - is now banned in most countries, like prude old Sweden and shockingly - Great Britain. Meanwhile back in Soho, FCUK are in trouble for that name again, you really should see Trevor Beattie's respons to that here. Stateside Ikea sells furniture with a leather teddy and a whip. Is sex the only way to get attention (and banned) these days?

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