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The Newspaper Marketing Agency ad nicknamed "killer heels", created by TBWA London, which shows a man spiked on a stiletto has been banned by the ever-vigilant watchdog ASA.
The ad received 81 complaints that it was offensively sexist and overly violent.
The ASA said about the ad "featuring an oversized stiletto-heeled shoe skewering a businessman in a pool of blood was offensive because it trivialised and stylised violence."
Despite the visual pun being 'cartoon-like' to avoid offense, people objected to the ad.
"The advertisers claimed that, because the image was removed from reality and in a fashion context, it would not be seen to condone or encourage violence or homicide," the ASA said...
And probably added under their breath "boy we're they wrong..."