Official: skiwear advert was in bad taste
A couple of months ago, this writer went on the offensive about an advertising email that had been sent out by a ski equipment retailer after the death of the actress Natasha Richardson (right) following a skiing accident.
It started off in the tone of a sombre news report but all around it was a vulgar flogging frenzy, with a promotion offering free delivery on ski helmets at the heart of the email.
I thought it was an atrocity, most of the readers who commented didn’t, and acecatcher3 kept banging on about his Hotmail account being locked or something.
Someone out there agreed with me though; well, two people in fact, and their complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority have been upheld and the ad has been banned. Good.