Gone are the days when you could show zombie attacks and brain surgery in commercials without a fuss. People are so sensitive!
From nudity to reckless driving, there are many reasons why countries banned these ads in 2012. Thanks to the Internet, you can still check them out whenever you want.
Look back at this year banned commercials below:
American Apparel: Too Pornographic
The U.K.'s Advertising Standards Authority <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/04/american-apparel-ads-banned_n_1402249.html">banned this ad</a> featuring a topless woman, as well as seven others this past spring. The <a href="http://www.asa.org.uk/Rulings/Adjudications/2012/4/American-Apparel-(UK)-Ltd/SHP_ADJ_174506.aspx">ASA said the ads were</a> "pornographic, exploitative of women" and of "inappropriately" sexualizing young women.
L'Oreal Revitalift: Extreme Retouching
This ad for face cream featuring actress Rachel Weisz was<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/31/rachel-weisz-loreal-ad-banned_n_1247242.html"> banned in the U.K.</a> after the company was accused of retouching Weisz's skin too much.
Zombie Sporting Goods: 'Disturbing'
This commercial for a Norwegian sporting goods store <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/27/zombie-commercial-banned-norway-video_n_2199630.html">was pulled from the air</a> after viewers said they found it too disturbing.
Kayak: 'Distressing' Brain Surgery
Reason for ban: You may have seen this ad on television, since it was only <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/nov/28/kayak-ad-banned-asa">banned in the U.K.</a>, where it was deemed to be too "distressing."
SodaStream: Denigrates Other Sodas
The U.K. decided this spot <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/04/sodastream-banned-ad_n_2237168.html" target="_hplink">"denigrated other soft drinks."</a>
Toyota GT86: Promotes Reckless Driving
U.K. authorities decided this car ad promoted reckless driving, according to <a href="http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2012/11/16/UK-Bans-Toyota-GT-86-Ad-7711638/">CarBuzz</a>.
Taken 2: Faked It
The U.K.'s Advertising Standards Authority banned an audio advertisement for the film Taken 2, saying it <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/dec/05/taken-2-promo-banned-ofcom">used fake quotes</a> from a Daily Star review of the film.
Fish & Chips: Degrades The President
This commercial for a South African restaurant was banned for using the image of the country's president Jacob Zuma in a way that was <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/27/south-africa-sabc-zuma-advert">"degrading to the president."</a>