Banned Facebook Picture

Given the elbow: Facebook remove risqué picture of blonde woman reclining in bathtub. At first glance this picture of a naked woman reclining in a bathtub may seem rather risqué. But in fact, it is completely innocent. The only nudity visible is her shoulder and her elbow, although it is posed to appear inappropriate. Yet that was enough for Facebook to censor it from their...

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sexy Tom Ford sunglasses ad banned!

A sexually suggestive Tom Ford sunglasses print ad showing a woman’s lips biting a man’s finger was banned in Italy Tuesday for being too “vulgar.” The sexy print, already published in three Italian’s womens’ magazines, has been banned by the Italian Advertising Institute (IAA) as being too “sexually implicit”. The ad, however is still viewable on TomFord.com (go see it!!) — with...

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ASA bans violent Kane & Lynch ads!

The Advertising Standards Authority is putting Eidos under fire for violent posters advertising Kane & Lynch: Dead Men for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in the UK. Eidos says as soon as complaints were made of the posters, they were replaced with alternative designs. A poster, two magazine adverts and a TV ad received a number of complaints from the public, citing scenes of disturbing violence, which were perceived to condone...

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Speedo’s newest bodysuit could be banned!

A revolutionary bodysuit that British swimmers hope will help them power to medals at the Beijing Olympics could be banned. The skintight Speedo LZR Racer costume, which was developed with help from NASA scientists, has been worn in 16 world record-breaking swims in just six weeks since its launch, and now swimmers are clamoring to try it. But the sport’s governing body is worried that, because it apparently helps swimmers go...

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banned Ryanair ad

Ryanair has branded the advertising regulator’s banning of its ad featuring a Britney Spears-style schoolgirl “absurd” and has vowed to keep running the campaign. The press ad was banned by the Advertising Standards Authority on the grounds that it could cause widespread offense because the image linked teenage girls with sexually provocative behaviour. Ryanair has issued a defiant statement branding the ASA as...

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London’s Tube bans nude Venus poster!

Yup, even at this day and age, nude classical works are still being banned *shakes head* Feels like we’re in the Dark Age or something! Anyhoo, for some reason, the authority who handles the London’s Tube ads banned a 16th century painting of Venus featuring the Roman goddess of love wearing little but a smile has been deemed too risque for the eyes of Tube travelers. The banned poster of the 1532 work by German artist...

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