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