This Heinz Beanz Advertisement Got Banned For A Weird Reason
Banning advertisement is not a new thing and those advertisements which do not fulfill the criteria of advertisement authority are banned buy them. We have seen ad’s gone banned for being too intimate and being too loud, but here is an ad which got banned for a weird reason.
Recently The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a Heinz beans advert that showed people tapping out rhythms on the empty cans — because children ‘could cut their fingers if they tried to copy them’.
The advert featured children, teenagers and adults using empty or full Heinz Beanz tins to drum out the rhythm of the song, with the catchline “Learn the #CanSong”.
Kraft Heinz denied that the advertising campaign posed a risk. Three viewers complained that the TV advert could encourage unsafe practice and six believed it featured behaviour that could be dangerous for children to copy.
The ASA ordered Heinz not to broadcast the advert again in its current form.
But now the question is what about the days gone by when ads really did encourage children to play with fire and with cocaine too. Here are some of the old advertisements which must have banned for the safety purposes.
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