One-click Wonder: Banned!
Sunday 22 March 2009
Angelina Jolie has found herself banished from UK screens after a TV spot plugging the DVD release of her film
Wanted was pulled for glamorising violence. Here we unearth other famous ads to have incurred the watchdogs’ wrath...
Its "You’ve Been Tangoed" campaign starring an orange man who slapped consumers unawares was banned following a rash of copycat, eardrum-perforating Tango-ings in the country’s playgrounds.
Provoking outrage when it aired in the US, this 2000 parody of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - featuring a Nike-sporting athlete as slasher heroine - at least made a change from all that "Just Do It" malarkey.
Considered too hot for TV, the lingerie firm’s 2001 ad featuring Kylie Minogue writhing on a mechanical rodeo prospered on the big screen, recently earning the accolade of greatest cinema advert of all time.
The food giant pulled its 2008 ad for Deli Mayo following 200 complaints about a scene of two men kissing, an act of wimpery which led gay rights group Stonewall to call for a boycott of all Heinz products.
DFS’s horrific campaign featuring actors air-guitaring to Nickleback’s "Rockstar" was killed off after it transpired they’d used special effects to make the sofas look bigger: surely the least of their crimes.
Music Why this music festival is still the place to spot the next big thing
Film review Michael Glatze biopic isn't about a self-hating gay man gone straight
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Finland schools: Subjects scrapped and replaced with 'topics' as country reforms its education system
- 2 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 3 Watch: Man takes selfie every mile of 2,600 mile hike, creates amazing timelapse video
- 4 #FreeTheNipple: Women in Iceland bare breasts in solidarity with trolled student
- 5 Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories
James Bond Spectre trailer drops on YouTube
Zayn Malik already working on solo material, just days after quitting One Direction
Kay Burley 'bias' against Ed Miliband prompts 130 complaints to Ofcom
A historian gave the most British look of despair when someone screwed up Richard III's birthday at his reburial
Fifty Shades of Grey movie shows first sex scene 'after 40 minutes'
Nigel Farage brands LGBT activists 'filth' and 'scum' and accuses them of scaring away his children after they invade his local pub
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers