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14 Offensive Ads That Were Banned

The world has its share of funny ads that no one can forget. But sometimes, some ideas can cross the line, and they get branded as offensive and demeaning. Check out these fifteen ads that were banned and rejected for being offensive!

14 Offensive Ads That Were Banned

14 Offensive Ads That Were Banned

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These images gave a wrong message and hence they were banned!

These images gave a wrong message and hence they were banned!

1. The Breast Cancer Fund (USA)

1. 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.'

2. Kiss Tobacco (Israel)

2. Kiss Tobacco (Israel)

Banned as the figures resembled humans in obscene postures!

3. Paddy Power (Ireland)

3. Paddy Power (Ireland)

Banned as the betting odds were signified as the odds of each old woman being knocked off by the truck, which was considered demeaning to old people.

4. Energizer (Chile)

4. Energizer (Chile)

It was rejected by the client as it didn't seem appropriate.

5. NO2ID (UK)

5. NO2ID (UK)

The bar code on Tony Blair's upper lip made him resemble Hitler, and thus was most complained about!

6. Killer Heels by NMA (UK)

6. Killer Heels by NMA (UK)

Banned as it 'trivialized and stylized violence!'

7. Department of health (UK)

7. Department of health (UK)

Banned as it can frighten and distress children!

8. Gucci (UK)

8. Gucci (UK)

Banned, for well, obvious reasons!

9. Six Feet Under (TV series - UK)

9. Six Feet Under (TV series - UK)

Banned as it was 'offensive, shocking and likely to cause undue distress.'

10. Diesel (UK)

10. Diesel (UK)

Banned as its 'sexual image was likely to cause serious or widespread offence and was unsuitable in a magazine that could be seen by children.'

11. Russian Finance Magazine (Russia)

11. Russian Finance Magazine (Russia)

Banned for being 'immoral.'

12. Towers Anti-Smoking Campaign (China)

12. Towers Anti-Smoking Campaign (China)

Rejected as 'inappropriate.'

13. Bacardi (Canada)

13. Bacardi (Canada)

Banned as it 'objectified and demeaned women.'

14. The Rules of Attraction (movie) poster

14. The Rules of Attraction (movie) poster

Banned as the pictures of the toys were considered to be obscene!

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