Some Complaints Just Don't Float

Adland: 

The latest UK ban: A Sun newspaper commercial.

Reason this time around: A man inhales helium from a balloon.

Shocked! Shocked, I am!

Hmm... I wonder if whippets are still ok?

Comments (2)

  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    Gotta love this quote - italics mine:

    "Seventeen viewers, some of whom worked with helium , complained to the Independent Television Commission (ITC), saying there were potentially serious dangers to anyone - particularly children - who inhaled the gas, which could lead to asphyxiation. "

    May 30, 2003
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    eh... so they're saying seventeen balloon salesmen complained? Or clowns?

    May 30, 2003

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