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 system, sparking outrage as the broadcast code strictly prohibits the advertising of gambling ‘in or next to programs commissioned for, principally directed at, or likely to appeal particularly to audiences underneath the age of 18 years,’ therefore heads had been positively tumbling whenever the broadcast clearly broke these rules.
The station could have possibly been forgiven for their ‘serious breach’ of this rules had the ad aired just once, however the advertising was broadcast nine times for a Saturday morning back in May of the year, that will be primetime viewing for children kick-starting their week-end with a few cartoon antics.
The Advertising guidelines Agency says that Turner Broadcasting has ‘apologized unreservedly’ for the hiccup, and has explained that the ad was broadcast, repeatedly, in error.
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But exactly what’s worse is the fact that Coral advertising actually involved one of youngsters’ most beloved all-time favorite characters and Marvel Comics hero, the Incredible Hulk. This merely supplied more ammunition to those whom declare that Continue reading “British Cartoon Network Mistakenly Airs Bookmaker Ad”