Rejected, banned, and most complained advertising from all over the world.

Bacardi – Canada – Banned as it “objectified and demeaned women” (ASC)

Kiss Tobacco – IsraelBanned as it contains “obscenity and ressemblance of human beings”

Paddy Power – Ireland – Banned as “the betting odds referred to each woman’s chances of either being knocked down by the truck were offensive and demeaned older people”

EnergizerChileRejected by the client

NO2ID – UKMost Complained as “the barcode on Tony Blair’s upper lip made him resemble Hitler, which was offensive”

Killer Heels by NMA – UK – Banned as it “trivialised and stylised violence”

Department of Health – UK – Banned as it can “frighten and distress children”

Gucci – UK – Banned

Six Feet Under TV Series – UK – Banned as they were “offensive, shocking and likely to cause undue distress”

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”

Russian Finance Magazine – RUSSIA – Banned for being “immoral”

The Rules of Attraction (movie) – USABanned as “the copulating toys were considered offensive and obscene”

Tom Ford – USA – Most Complained as “it was sexually explicit”

Towers Anti-Smoking Campaign – CHINA – Rejected as “inappropriate”

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”


15 Most Offensive, Banned And Rejected Ads

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