Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Pregnant Nun Banned

An advertisement for Antonio Federici's ice cream which features a pregnant nun and the message "Immaculately Conceived" has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) on the grounds that it might offend Catholics. But the BBC, which isn't supposed to advertise commercial products, has no qualms about reproducing the advert (title link). A spokeswoman for the UK-based ice cream company stated that it intends to defy the ban and is attempting to secure billboards along the planned route of the Pope's cavalcade around Westminster Cathedral. The state visit of "God's Rottweiler" to the UK is certainly stirring up opposition.


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