Posts tagged "banned ads"

Is This Keira Knightley Chanel Ad Unfit For The Eyes Of Children?

The British Advertising Standards Authority strikes again! The ad censorship watchdog, responsible for putting the kibosh on everything from scummy American Apparel ads to a photo of an underage Dakota

Rachel Krause | February 15, 2013 - 9:40 am

Free The Dick Smith Foods Commercial!

This innuendo-laden Dick Smith Foods commercial was made especially to run on Australia Day this coming weekend, but was deemed too offensive for TV. I happen to think it’s brilliant.

Ami Angelowicz | January 25, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Natalie Portman’s Dior Mascara Ad Banned In The UK

I’m pretty much apathetic in the face of Photoshop. It’s an annoying (and undeniably rampant) practice for sure, but at this point I’m just like, “duh, nobody looks like that.”…

Rachel Krause | October 23, 2012 - 3:20 pm

YSL Ad Banned For Simulating Drug Use

A commercial for Yves Saint Laurent’s Belle D’Opium fragrance has been banned in the U.K. because the ad supposedly shows models “simulating drug use.” The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 2, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Beyonce Ad Is Banned In The U.K.

Beyonce’s new perfume “Heat” is actually getting some serious heat from the British Advertising Standards Authority. Apparently, the commercial inspired 14 viewers to send in mail basically sayin’, “Mah…

Simcha | November 18, 2010 - 7:45 pm

Clean & Clear Ad Banned For Using Makeup In “After” Photo

I had to laugh when I read about a recent ad for Johnson & Johnson’s Clean and Clear Spot Control Kit getting pulled from British television recently. When consumers…

Wendy Atterberry | January 7, 2010 - 12:40 pm

American Apparel Ad Banned For Looking Too Much Like Child Porn

The model in these photos is actually 23, but her youthful gaze (what so many women aspire for, apparently!) has gotten another American Apparel ad banned by the UK Advertising…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 2, 2009 - 6:20 pm

The Daily Squeeze: Paula’s Bod, Banned Haircare Ads, And More Sleep

Paula Abdul might never have another decent single, but her body continues to be a hit, even among her younger fans (who probably have never heard “Forever Your Girl.”) “Most…

Catherine Strawn | March 12, 2008 - 11:59 am