Thursday, July 07, 2016

Must not promote boob jobs

An 'irresponsible' television advert for cosmetic surgery - which featured a fashion blogger talking about her new breasts - has been banned.

The advert for Manchester-based firm Transform featured 21-year-old Sarah Ashcroft, from Buckinghamshire, who said she felt 'like a new person' following breast enhancement surgery.

But the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) launched an investigation after receiving a complaint that the advert 'exploited' young women's insecurities about their bodies.

Transform was ordered not to show the advert again after it was found to be socially irresponsible and likely to cause harm to those under 18.



Anonymous said...

Females are encouraged to have large breasts, but I do not find them to be attractive; I think they are probably a burden.

Anonymous said...

I think it is a fair call for the ads to be banned in all forms. Can you imagine the outcry if it was penis enlargement?

Anonymous said...

Breast augmentation is not covered by socialized medicine in the UK so those on the dole or in low end jobs cannot afford to pay for it at a private clinic. You cannot help but wonder if part of the reason they do not want advertising for this is that if enough demand is created socialized medicine might be forced to start doing cosmetic surgery to prevent "psychological harm", much as prison systems are being forced in the US to pay for gender transitions and cosmetic procedures.


Anonymous said...

Seeing top end Mercedes and BMW commercials makes me feel bad about the car I drive. I think the commercials should all be banned! Seeing the fitness commercials with muscular guys makes me feel bad about my fat. Ban those commercials as well

Anonymous said...

As time moves on, the world seems more and more Orwellian. Speech control, media control, ad control, etc..