• Iceland pulls ad showing palm oil harvesters terrorizing orangutans for being too political

    3 days ago - By Business Insider

    Ad-regulators refused to clear a Christmas commercial for Iceland, a British supermarket, that showed humans terrorizing orangutans for palm oil.
    Clearance body Clearcast banned the ad for Iceland because it was "political," and broke the UK's 2003 Communications Act.
    It shows sinister machines tearing down trees and scaring critically endangered orangutans.
    Iceland won't sell palm oil products after 2018, and made the advert with Greenpeace to highlight the environmental impact.
    Iceland will release the advert on social media, where the regulator has no jurisdiction.
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  • This U.K. supermarket's adorable Xmas ad was banned for being “too political”

    This U.K. supermarket's adorable Xmas ad was banned for being “too political”

    3 days ago - By Fast Company

    Iceland Foods repurposed a Greenpeace animated short on the environmental impact of palm oil production. But it won't be aired on British television.
    How do you define “too political” when it comes to mainstream advertising? According to Clearcast, the U.K. body responsible for making sure ads meet standards set by the 2003 Communications Act, an adorably animated orangutan lamenting the effects of deforestation fits the bill.
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