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Description: Colt 45 alcohol ad banned for its message
Description: Tomford perfume banned ad, for being obscene
Description: Eva Mendes’ new commercial for the Calvin Klein perfume “Secret Obsession” has been deemed so risque that U.S. television networks won’t air it.
Description: This ad was banned for being too sexist and demeaning
Description: This Kenwood ad got too many complaints by wives from all over, for belittling the role of a wife in the family.
Description: A cosmetic brand ad that was found too be too racy
Description: One of the most talked about Tomford perfume ad that was banned for being ridiculously cheap and demeaning.
Description: An ice cream advert that showed a priest and a nun in a “seductive pose” has been banned after official complaints were made against it.
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Description: Kiss Tobacco – Israel – Banned as it contains “obscenity and resemblance to human beings”
Description: Energizer – Chile – Rejected by the client
Description: 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.
Description: Smoking ad and an ironically suggestion. Still smoking is bad for the brain= “Blow in her face and she`ll follow you anywhere.”
Description: Auto Trader – The billboard advertisement, displaying the website address www.AUTOTRADER.co.nz, showed two dogs peering from a muddy vehicle. A large caption read: WE’VE GOT RIDES FOR DIRTY BITCHES.
Description: Gay Ireland – This advert promoting Gay Ireland magazine drew a number of complaints (including death threats) when it appeared on billboards.
Description: A poster using a manipulated image of the burning World Trade Center twin towers in New York was not endorsed by the Hong Kong anti-smoking lobby, on the grounds of it being inappropriate, a Hong Kong newspaper reported on Friday. Hong Kong designers Michael Miller Yu and Eric Chan, who designed the anti-smoking poster, plan to enter it in international design competitions. Yu explained that “six thousand people died in the September 11 tragedy but more people die from smoking.”
Description: The Rules of Attraction (movie) – USA – Banned as “the copulating toys were considered offensive and obscene”
Description: Intended for adult audiences, the ad was banned for overtly alluding to sexual behavior – and group sexual behavior nonetheless.
Description: Russian Finance Magazine – RUSSIA – Banned for being “immoral”
Description: Gucci marks the spot with a G in their press campaign, model Carmen Kass* is pictured pulling down her knickers and showing off body hair shaved into the letter ‘G’.
Mario Testino shot the image he calls ‘Pubic Enemy’ and it’s displayed in Vogue’s February edition. Some people have called the image ‘vile, coarse and degrading to women’.
Description: Killer Heels by NMA – UK – Banned as it “trivialized and stylized violence”
Description: NO2ID – UK – Most Complained as “the barcode on Tony Blair’s upper lip made him resemble Hitler, which was offensive”
Description: Bacardi – Canada – Banned as it “objectified and demeaned women” (ASC)
Description: Offensive adv