UK Cartoon Network Mistakenly Airs Bookmaker Ad
The Cartoon Network made a huge faux pas recently when it mistakenly aired an ad for UK bookmaker Coral during a broadcast on the children’s television channel despite strict rules that govern the airing of gambling ads on television.
The ad that is controversial aired on Turner Broadcasting’s Boomerang channel along with the Cartoon Network, sparking outrage as the broadcast code strictly forbids the marketing of gambling ‘in or next to programs commissioned for, principally fond of, or likely to appeal particularly to audiences underneath the age of 18 years,’ so heads had been positively tumbling when the broadcast clearly broke these rules.
The station could have possibly been forgiven for their ‘serious breach’ of this rules had the advertising aired just once, however the advertising was broadcast nine times on a Saturday morning back in May of the year, that is primetime viewing for kids kick-starting some cartoon antics to their weekend.
The Advertising guidelines Agency says that Turner Broadcasting has ‘apologized unreservedly’ for the hiccup, and it has explained that the ad was broadcast, repeatedly, in error.
Action Figure Used
But just what’s worse is that the ad that is coral involved one of youngsters’ most beloved all-time favorite figures and Marvel Comics hero, the Incredible Hulk. This merely supplied more ammunition to those who declare that gambling promotion objectives kids.
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