ASA to ban zombie bus for being too scary?

22 October 2013

Zombie+bus+ The Advertising Standards Authority is looking at banning a bus thanks to a load of wimps complaining about an advert on the side for being too scary. The complaints relate to Tulleys Farm Shocktober Fest, which is currently on over one hundred buses.

Stuart Beare, organiser of the Tulleys Farm Shocktober Fest event, said: "The image of the zombie girl on our advertising is no worse than many images you'll see at this time of year in newspapers and magazines, on the Halloween costumes in the supermarket aisles and even on kids' TV programmes."

"We have been running our Halloween events for over 15 years, and they are extremely popular, with up to 5,000 people a night going through the six haunted houses and rides."

"We are waiting for the Advertising Standards Authority to come back to us with their judgment to see if we have to take the ads off the buses."

An Advertising Standards Authority spokeswoman said: "We have received three complaints about the Tulleys Farm Halloween bus ads so far. We had complaints about the same ad last year, and we did not find that there were grounds for an investigation. While it's possible the outcome will be the same this time, we will thoroughly assess each complaint we receive at this point until a decision has been made."

Some people deserve to be frightened to a very literal death for being too wimpish, so we can only hope the ASA ignore this pointless bluster.

TOPICS:   Advertising

4 comments

  • Alexis
    "We are waiting for the Advertising Standards Authority to come back to us with their judgment to see if we have to take the ads off the buses." Yeah, cos they were really planning on having them still up after 31st October. ASA - utter waste of taxpayers' money
  • fibbingarchie
    The really shocking thing about this bus is that you might end up in Merstham.
  • Harold
    Idiots
  • Kapitein Z.
    I went to Tulley's Farm Shocktober, it was really good fun. The twisted maze was particularly disturbing, but did have an incredibly hot girl dangling down from some ropes, cackling.

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