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Here's Why UK Officials Have Banned A Coca-Cola Ad

AP | Posted 09.17.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities in the United Kingdom have banned a Coca-Cola television ad because they say it can mislead viewers about how easy it is...

Why This Car Ad Was Banned

Posted 07.18.2013 | Women

Sex might sell cars, but a YouTube ad for the Renault Clio may have taken things a little too far. The ad features a variety of people driving the...

Stalking, Oops I Mean Research, Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

Marissa Lepor | Posted 04.15.2013 | College
Marissa Lepor

Every time I open Facebook or scroll through Instagram, the type of photo that some people willingly post on the Internet shocks me, especially those of pre-teen and teenage girls in extremely seductive poses. I'm sure you've seen them.

American Apparel 'Sexualizes' Child Models, Rules Britain's ASA

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 12.17.2012 | Style

Here we go again, American Apparel...

Lingerie That Will Make You Act Like Wonder Woman

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 04.24.2012 | Style

Almost like clockwork, Agent Provocateur is back again with its latest ad, "The Chase," and this one is actually not as racy as some of the lingerie c...

WATCH: The Most Terrifying Lingerie Ad?

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 03.07.2012 | Style

We now bring you this surprising news: Britain's Advertising Standards Authority has reviewed a fashion ad and found it to be... totally acceptable. ...

PHOTOS: Why Was Rachel Weisz's L'Oreal Ad Banned?

The Huffington Post | Dina Rickman | Posted 04.01.2012 | Style

L'Oreal adverts for anti-wrinkle cream featuring actress Rachel Weisz have been banned following a complaint from Liberal Democrat MP Jo Swinson. T...

How Many Sexy Ads Can England Ban?

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 11.30.2011 | Style

England has a population of approximately 50 million. That's a heck of a lot people -- and you'd expect that at any given moment, you can't please eve...

PHOTOS: ANOTHER Ad Banned?

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style

Just add it to the list. On the heels of banning Dakota Fanning's sultry ad for Marc Jacobs' "Oh, Lola!" perfume, UK's Advertising Standards Author...

Sexy Ads Banned From School Zones In England

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.10.2011 | Style

Britain's Advertising Standards Authority likes to get worked up about overly sexy ads, as it did with Sophie Dahl's famously nude 1970s Yves Saint La...

British Watchdog Group Rebukes Government for Climate Change Nursery Rhyme Advertisements

Suzy Shuster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Suzy Shuster

In light of the British government's crackdown on exaggerated global warming claims, I did some "research" into some other subversive children's rhymes that might surprise you.

'No Added Sugar' Catalogue Images Pulled After Depicting Children Playing With Plastic Bags

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

British luxury children's clothing brand no added sugar has been censured by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after featuring images of kids ...

Heinz Mayo Ad Cleared By British Advertising Agency

Guardian | Mark Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The UK's advertising regulator has decided not to investigate Heinz's "male kiss" TV ad, despite 215 complaints from viewers that it was offensive and...

Lingerie That Will Make You Act Like Wonder Woman

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Almost like clockwork, Agent Provocateur is back again with its latest ad, "The Chase," and this one is actually not as racy as some of the lingerie c...