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Posted on 2/16/2009 05:46:00 PM

16 World's Most Banned Ads

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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"
Tom Ford sunglasses - US - Banned by the Italian Advertising Institute (IAA) for its "explicit and provocative character," and because it "goes beyond acceptable limits for advertising aimed at the general public."
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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2 comments

Anney on Feb 16, 2009, 8:35:00 PM  

Oh my! Some are really morbid! How could they ever make such ads! Anyways, Thanks for visiting my blog. have a happy week!


Sera Melinda on Feb 16, 2009, 9:57:00 PM  

Hi, Anney
Yeah, but i guess they had put hard work on those ads. And actually they were creative. Have a happy week to u too! :)