Advertisements that spurred controversy and were banned
There are good ads that people recall from to time, sing their jingles. Some are so creative that you easily fall for the advertiser’s trick and charm, believe every word in there. There are the bad ads, and then there are the controversial type, which have been banned for some or the other reason. Here are 12 such controversial ads banned from the TV.
1. Levis: The blind man
This Levis ad was aired in UK. A woman bursts into a public bathroom and starts changing her clothes in front of a man who she thinks is blind!
2. Hansaplast: ‘Mother said I could’
An ad for Hansaplast condoms. A boy does very questionable, dastardly deeds becasue his mom said he could. It is later revealed that his mom would moan âyesâ while having sex and the boy takes that as permission. Some might find it amusing.
3. Centrum: Strip poker
A group of sexy friends play strip poker in this banned ad for Centrum. But the sexy friends are not what they seem.
4. IKEA: Tidy up campaign
IKEA is known for its furnitures, fabrics, etc. among other things. The ads are aimed at the young generation.
5. Super Bowl 2007 (Budweiser)
A boy and a girl go skinny dipping in a pool unaware that they have an audience.
6. XBox 360: Spontaneous game of shoot ‘em up
This controversial xbox 360 ad never aired. A crowd of people suddenly start a âshoot outâ with their fingers and just about anybody âjumps inâ on the game. Bang bang!
7. Mastercard priceless campaign: The milkman
This Mastercard ad is a spoof of a short film by the same title. Also watch the original.
The ad was banned because of the violence.
8. Microsoft Office XP
This ad is for Microsoft Office xp, and shows a couple in the midst of foreplay but encounter a slight âpasswordâ related problem.
9. Centraal Beheer: Adam and Eve
This ad got banned due to the content that might offend the gay and religious communities.
10. Blackberry: Blackberry shoots apple
Apple getting totalled by a blackberry. As if it isnât obvious enough why it got banned. Bold!
11. Universal Mobile: Happy parents
This ad is funny but it had to be banned. The tag line drives the point oh so clearly.
12. Agent Provocateur: Kylie Minogue riding mechanical bull
Kylie Minogue in see through lingerie!