Tag: Bans

“Yes, But What About….”

David Whelan provides a stunning display of ‘whataboutery’ in CiF: The awful events in Oklahoma City have captured the world’s attention and concern. As I write this from the United Kingdom, 24 people have been killed and reports of 10…

You’re ‘Offended’, Eh…?

A pub has apologised after a “misguided” advertising campaign that seemed to condone rape. And you won’t believe how… The Hobgoblin pub in London Road had put up posters in the pub and online advertising its “Festive Frape” promotion.Customers were…

Because We Don’t Understand Symbolism!

A Toyota advert featuring a car speeding through narrow streets before bursting through a glass barrier has been banned… Eh..? Why? … for condoning dangerous driving. *stunned silence* The ad for the Toyota GT86 was set in an animated virtual…

The bansturbators latest attack on liberty

Imagine prohibiting cigarette sales to people born after 2000. Phasing out tobacco will stop the next generation taking up smoking. Actually I’d be surprised if this is really new and hasn’t been bandied around nannying and anti-tobacco circles previously, but…

We Can Scare You Silly With Exaggerated Threats. Others Can’t…

An ad for an anti-shatter window firm warning of the possibility of a terrorist attack during the Olympics has been banned for causing undue fear and distress, a watchdog said. Note: not that it was inaccurate, misleading, or untruthful. Not…

You either love it or you hate it

Not Marmite, though of course that’s true and personally I despise it with it every fibre of my being – I’ve long since been assimilated by the Australian Borg (that’s not a Collective – THIS is a Collective) into eating…