ASA Bans Skins Ad
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld 42 complaints against Channel 4's poster advertising its teen drama Skins and has banned the company from using the poster, which it reckons "could cause serious or widespread offence". I must admit when I first saw this poster I thought Channel 4 must be getting desperate for viewers, but offence? It's an attractive photo of April Pearson, who plays Michelle, and visualizes the typical girlie dilemma: Should I or shouldn't I? My only quibble would be: Does April look too mature for the part?