Controversial Adverts

This Victoria's Secret Advert Is Really Pissing People Off

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

An online petition is calling for Victoria's Secret to rethink an 'irresponsible' new product launch for their 'The Perfect Body' underwear range. ...

Watchdog Bans 'Demeaning' Nude Scanner Mobile App Ad

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK

A television ad for the mobile app Nude Scanner 3D that showed images of a naked woman has been banned after viewers complained that it was demeaning ...

Is This Ad 'Clumsily Racist' About Westerners?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Japanese airline All Nippon Airways has been forced to pull a controversial advert after complaints of "clumsy racism" as it showed an actor dressed a...

'Masturbation' Protein Shake Ad BANNED After Complaint

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK

This ad for protein shake brand For Goodness Shakes has been banned by the advertising watchdog, which deemed that its references to male masturbation...

WATCH: Does The Twist In This Push-Up Bra Advert Stop It From Being Seedy?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

As soon as you push play, you can see where this video is going - a woman stares seductively at the camera, hair blowing black, hand running flirtatio...

Watch: Nude Models Advertise Coffins, We Wonder If They're Going To Hell (NSFW)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We don't think there is ever a right time to use naked women to sell products, but if we had to pick the most inappropriate time... it would probably ...

WATCH: Japanese Girls Rent Out Their Thighs As Ad Space

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK

Girls in Tokyo are renting out their thighs as advertising space after a PR agent was looking for more inventive ways to get campaigns across. It'...

Coke Zero Advert Banned For 'Misleading' Viewers With Workout Claim

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A television advert for Coke Zero has been banned for potentially misleading viewers about the amount of exercise needed to burn off the calories in a...

Do We Really Need To Use Mouthwash?

PA | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

An ad for Listerine mouthwash has been banned for misleadingly suggesting that such products are necessary for dental health. The radio ad featured...

Magazine Refuses To Run Plastic Surgery Ads That Are 'Too Real'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A national chain of cosmetic enhancement clinics have come under fire from a series of online magazines for their adverts -- because the women feature...

American Apparel Adverts Banned

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Controversial US retailer American Apparel has once again flouted advertising regulations with images of women in vulnerable poses "likely to cause se...

Sexist Advertising? There's An App For That...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

From a woman with four breasts advertising a Playstation console to women selling Ryanair flights in their underwear, the objectification of women in ...

Harvey Nichols 'Lesbian Kiss' Ad Cleared By Watchdog

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A Harvey Nichols campaign showing women about to kiss their mirror image has escaped censure after drawing complaints that it was sexually explicit an...

Shocking Anti-Smoking Advert Shows Cancerous Tumour On Cigarette

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A stop smoking campaign which shows a tumour growing from a cigarette will be launched on Friday. They are the first shock anti-smoking adverts sin...

Harvey Nichols Beauty Bazaar Advert Is Basically A Big Sapphic Snog Fest (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK

Nothing says "come to our new beauty store" like hot women getting it on. Right? From the same stable of ads that featured male and female models ...

'Suffocation Is The Worst Kind Of Abuse' Is Bra Ad Clumsily Reminiscent Of Domestic Violence Campaigns Or Extremely Clever?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK

An Indian lingerie firm has launched a campaign urging women to ditch their ill-fitting bras with the somewhat sinister slogan: “Suffocation is the ...

'Oooh I Feel Like A Virgin': After Vagina Brightener, Here's The Tightener (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK

Advertising feminine hygiene products can be a tricky business. Do you go with a stern medical approach, or take a "girls in the locker room" tactic? ...

Advertising Anarchy: 50 Brilliant Billboard Manipulations

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 11.07.2012 | Home

Advertising is around us constantly. Even if you think you're beyond being susceptible to those glossy images of perfection, you've been taken in by i...

Anti-Abortion Billboards Spark Anger In Dublin

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK

A pro-life campaign rolled out in Dublin promoting the idea that abortion "tears lives apart" has attracted strong criticism for increasing the shame ...

100 Most Shocking Adverts In Pictures

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.08.2012 | Home

SEE ALSO: Harvey Nichols Advert Features Models Wetting Themselves In Excitement Over Sale (PICTURES)Adidas JS Roundhouse Mids 'Slave' Shackle Train...

The 100 Most Shocking Adverts Of All Time

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 26.06.2012 | Home

Sex sells. That's what we're always told. But judging by this collection of adverts, dark humour sells too. So does sexism. And violence. We've co...