Arvind here with some breaking news in the UK about a TV advert which has been banned as it has been deemed offensive to Christians.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has said that the above ad for ghd IV hair styling equipment could cause “serious offence” and must not be screened again.
The advert for hair stylers featured eroticised female imagery and an extract from the Lord’s Prayer – it juxtaposed the words ‘thy will be done’ alongside erotic images of women accompanied by “predatory” text.
The ASA found that the eroticised images of women in conjunction with religious symbols, the use of the phrase from the Lord’s Prayer and the stylised letter ‘t’, which resembles the Christian cross, were likely to cause serious offence, particularly to Christians.
There has recently been some serious debate on Flowers about the value and merits of different religions especially Islam.
So what do you think of this advert – and have we now gone too far with this TV advert ban?
Are Christians being over-sensitive or are we just pandering to them?
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