Kicking Hamster in Ad OK'd


Finally, common sense has prevailed and humor may be reborn. Adland points to an ad for UK Powerleague which shows a woman playing with a hamster in a ball until her boyfriend comes in, does some soccer moves and boots the ball out the window with the hamster still inside was not banned by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority. While one complainant said the ad could encourage animal cruelty, the ASA said it was all done in fun and is clearly not condoning animal cruelty. Humor people. It's called humor.

by Steve Hall    Aug-31-05   Click to Comment   
Topic: Commercials, Policy   

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Truly! I'm so glad to hear it.. a joke's a joke and I am glad someone finally got the punchline. Sheesh... ban humor. Just nuts.

Posted by: Barbara on September 1, 2005 1:59 AM

And seriously, who doesn't like seeing flying hamsters. That being said, why doesn't the US have an advertising standards board. If I have to see any more dudes in underwear, in times square, with their pubic hair showing, I think I'm going to puke!

Posted by: Pace on September 5, 2005 5:03 PM