THE UK’S SEEMINGLY easy-to-offend Advertising Standards Authority recently deemed Ryanair’s flight-attendants-in-their-underwear calendar campaign too offensive for public consumption.
The ASA pulled the plug on the airline’s newspaper ad which features underwear-clad staffers pose under the headline, “RED HOT FARES & CREW”. It had received just 17 complaints and the Jezebel blog noted, “meh, I’ve seen worse”.
The watchdog examines between ten to 15 ads each week and it only takes one complaint for an ad to be axed.
Here are 20 of the sexy/violent/offensive ads that have been banned in the UK: