Morrisons advert banned for burger business
Have you seen the Morrisons TV commercial which shows a kid saying she's done well in school and then her mum makes her a burger and she knocks the salad off? That's what kids do right? Oh, children! WHAT ARE THEY LIKE?!
Of course, the advert wasn't particularly good, but it was completely harmless right? WRONG. The Advertising Standards Authority have banned it because they think it promotes bad eating habits to children.
Watch the advert below. If you have any children in the vicinity, be sure to avert their eyes or they'll start mainlining bricks of lard.
The Advertising Standards Authority received 11 complaints (presumably from other advertising agencies or people who are so health conscious that they're borderline pervy) and the ASA upheld the gripes, saying that the girl in the ad was so keen to eat the burger on its own that she immediately removed the salad. The ASA added that the she discarded the salad in a “careless manner”, suggesting she had no intention of eating it later.
"Because we considered the ad placed an emphasis on the burger being the preferable option to the salad, we concluded it condoned poor nutritional habits or an unhealthy lifestyle, especially in children, and that it disparaged good dietary practice," ruled the ASA. "The ad must not be broadcast again in its current form."
Jesus H. Christ.