Sunday, December 02, 2012
'Provocative' Playboy truck advert banned in Britain
Pretty mild stuff, it seems to me -- JR
Few people are likely to be surprised by Playboy using provocative images in its advertising.
But when those images are plastered across the side of a truck that is then parked outside hotels frequented by the elderly, it is likely to raise a few eyebrows.
The van, which appeared in the picturesque seaside town of Ilfracombe in Devon in May, featured pictures of semi-naked women in seductive poses to advertise Playboy TV Chat.
It was deliberately stationed outside The Imperial and The Osborne hotel as, the channel said, most of its calls came from North Devon and many were from elderly people.
Playboy was, however, deemed to have overstepped the mark by the advertising watchdog, which branded the advert sexually provocative and irresponsible and banned it from appearing in public.