Wednesday, February 9, 2011

"The Hard Sell" : Taboo In Advertising

An ongoing theme in "The Hard Sell" is the United Kingdom having their panties in a bunch. Apparently sex is not the only thing that the British can't deal with. Other natural acts like death is even a cause for uproar. This ad for the HBO series "Six Feet Under" was banned because it was "offensive, shocking and likely to cause undue distress." Who gets distressed over this? Maybe I'm missing the overall disgust for this ad, but banning seems a bit much for this one. Someone please get the Brits to adopt a freedom of speech mentality. Stat.

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