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British Cartoon Network Mistakenly Airs Bookmaker Ad

British 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 controversial ad ended up being aired on Turner Broadcasting’s Boomerang channel as well as the Cartoon Network, sparking outrage as the broadcast code strictly prohibits the advertising of gambling ‘in or next to programs commissioned for, principally directed at, or more likely to appeal particularly to audiences below the age of 18 years,’ so heads had been positively tumbling when the broadcast clearly broke these rules.

Numerous Airings

The station may have possibly been forgiven for their ‘serious breach’ for the rules had the advertisement aired just once, nevertheless the advertising was broadcast nine times on a Saturday morning back in May with this year, which will be primetime viewing for kiddies kick-starting their weekend with a few cartoon antics.

The Advertising guidelines Agency says that Turner Broadcasting has ‘apologized unreservedly’ for the hiccup, and has now 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 characters and Marvel Comics hero, the Incredible Hulk. This simply supplied more ammunition to those whom declare th Continue reading British Cartoon Network Mistakenly Airs Bookmaker Ad