Tag archive for ‘banned’
By Bartel Scheers On Friday, March 16th, 2012

God Can Heal Today – No, says ASA. Banned!

Britain’s advertising watchdog is barking about ads that proclaim the healing power of God. The Advertising Standards Authority, or ASA, said Healing on the Streets (HOTS) is making misleading claims about its More...

By Bartel Scheers On Thursday, March 15th, 2012
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Kate Upton has been banned again for being Too Hot for TV

Poor, or should I say lucky, Kate Upton – Victoria Secret Angel and rising super model – has been banned from TV again. The 19-year-old model’s latest ad, for streetwear label Zoo York, has been More...

By Bartel Scheers On Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

New Yorker files lawsuit against Apple over Siri

The gap between reality and promise in advertising is often the subject of complaints but rarely that of lawsuits. This time, however, New Yorker Frank Fazio got so frustrated about Apple’s misrepresentation More...

By Bartel Scheers On Monday, February 27th, 2012

FHM Magazine cover banned for being racist

And another nice creative is pulled after a series of complaints from the morality minions on Facebook. This time the creative is the cover for the March edition of FHM Philippines. Reason for complaint; being racist.  More...

By Bartel Scheers On Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Red hot fares & crew – Banned!

A “sexist” Ryanair ad featuring cabin crew staff in their underwear has been banned for being sexually offensive and likely to cause offence. This time it took the staggering amount of 17 complaints for the More...

By Bartel Scheers On Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Another Ad Banned for L’Oreal

The UK Advertising Standards Authority(ASA) has announced a ban on the magazine advertisement for L’Oreal’s Revitalift Repair 10. It ruled the image ‘misleadingly exaggerated’ the performance of the product. More...

By Bartel Scheers On Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Anti-atheist billboard? Banned!

I normally wouldn’t side with a church that’s using ads to mock unbelievers, but it’s hard to understand why the billboard below was banned in South Africa. One complaint—one!—was all it took More...

By Bartel Scheers On Friday, September 30th, 2011

Phone Story: Banned!

Molleindustria’s satirical app, Phone Story, which attempted to open player’s eyes to the distasteful practices of smartphone manufacturers, has been banned from the App Store by Apple. Phone Story contained More...

By Bartel Scheers On Friday, September 9th, 2011
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Phones4U Winking Jesus: Banned!

British moral superiority minority has slammed the ban hammer again. This time mobile phone retailer Phones4U has fallen victim to the inquisition. The overlords of advertising moral and ethics deemed it kosher More...

By Bartel Scheers On Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Gagged and Tagged as Slave – Banned!

Here we go again. Another ad – again for the fashion industry – at the center of controversy and moral outcry. An ad for men’s clothing store Roger David featuring a teenage girl with the word “slave” More...

By Bartel Scheers On Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Germany does not LIKE Facebook

Facebook’s ubiquitous ‘like’ button found on countless websites accessible in Germany was declared in violation of the country’s strict privacy laws by a state data protection official last Friday. Thilo More...

By Bartel Scheers On Saturday, August 6th, 2011
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Ad banned. Too photoshopped.

A cosmetic advertisement featuring actress Julia Roberts has been banned by U.K’s Advertising Standards Agency after it was digitally altered to make her skin look flawless. The move came after Liberal Democrat More...