Rulings (29)
  • John Mills Ltd t/a JML Direct

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 27 March 2024

    A TV ad for a cleaning tool presented gender stereotypes in a way that was likely to cause harm.

  • DUSK (Retail) Ltd

    • Not upheld
    • Television
    • 20 March 2024

    A TV ad was not likely to cause serious or widespread offence over its portrayal of men.

  • Rebecca Louise t/a rebeccalouise95

    • Upheld
    • Poster
    • 21 February 2024

    A poster for a model’s OnlyFans account was inappropriately targeted and likely to cause widespread offence.

  • Vizor Apps Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (video)
    • 07 February 2024

    A pre-roll YouTube ad for a mobile app game was likely to cause serious or widespread offence, included a gender stereotype in a way that was likely to cause harm and was socially irresponsible.

  • Gamehaus Network Technology Co Ltd

    • Upheld
    • App (paid ad)
    • 24 January 2024

    An in-app ad for a mobile game featuring an incestuous relationship, suggesting a child had been sexualised and groomed by an adult and portraying a child in a sexual way was likely to cause serious and widespread offence.

  • Grandbing Technology Co Ltd t/a On Fancy

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content)
    • 24 January 2024

    A website for an online clothing retailer portrayed a child in a sexual way and was irresponsible.

  • Outsourceful Ltd t/a Outsourceful

    • Upheld
    • Email, Internet (website content)
    • 24 January 2024

    An email and website for a recruitment agency perpetuated harmful racial stereotypes and were likely to cause serious offence.

  • FunPlus International AG t/a Funplus

    • Upheld
    • Game (mobile/app)
    • 17 January 2024

    An in-app ad for a mobile game was likely to cause serious offence by trivialising and condoning sexual assault and sexual violence.

  • GIRLvsCANCER

    • Upheld
    • Poster
    • 10 January 2024

    An outdoor poster that referenced a swear word was likely to cause serious or widespread offence and was inappropriate for an untargeted medium.

  • Em Rose

    • Upheld
    • Poster
    • 03 January 2024

    A poster for an OnlyFans account was irresponsibly placed and likely to cause widespread offence.

  • Howe Tools Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Radio
    • 20 December 2023

    Two radio ads for Howe Tools, a power tool supplier, heard in October on Greatest Hits Radio and Heart Radio: a. In the first radio ad, a voice-over said, “At Howe Tools, we swear by our reliability, which is why we sell quality power tools from only the best brands. And if you don’t believe us you can g...

  • Kentucky Fried Chicken (Great Britain) Ltd t/a KFC

    • Upheld in part
    • 20 December 2023

    An email and two outdoor poster ads for KFC, seen in October and November 2023: a. The email included an image with text that stated “FINALLY F CKIN’ GOOD”. The letters between the “F” and “CKIN’” were covered by chips. Text underneath stated "NOT-SO HUMBLE BRAG. ...

  • Play&Date Entertainment Zone

    • Upheld
    • App (paid ad)
    • 29 November 2023

    An in-app ad was irresponsible and likely to cause serious, widespread offence for trivialising and condoning sexual violence towards women, and was targeted irresponsibly.

  • GM Unicorn Corporation Ltd

    • Upheld
    • App (paid ad)
    • 15 November 2023

    An in-game ad for a mobile app game was inappropriately targeted and was irresponsible, likely to cause serious and widespread offence and included a gender stereotype in a way that was likely to cause harm.

  • Whaleco UK Ltd t/a Temu

    • Upheld
    • Internet (display), App (paid ad)
    • 01 November 2023

    Four display ads and an in-app ad for Temu were sexually graphic and likely to cause widespread offence; sexualised someone who was a child; sexually objectified women; and were inappropriately targeted.

  • ThruDark Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 18 October 2023

    An Instagram post for a clothing brand was irresponsible, offensive and condoned and encouraged violence, particularly against women, as well as glamourising guns and gun violence.

  • Rosecrab Ltd

    • Upheld
    • In-game (apps)
    • 11 October 2023

    An in-game ad for a mobile game app Love Paradise – Merge Makeover was irresponsible, offensive and harmful.

  • Action First Holding Ltd t/a ToChat

    • Upheld
    • App (paid ad)
    • 04 October 2023

    Two in-game ads for a chat and dating service, seen on two apps, were inappropriately targeted.

  • Alibaba.com Singapore E-commerce Private Ltd t/a Alibaba.com

    • Upheld
    • Website (paid ad)
    • 20 September 2023

    A paid-for ad on a newspaper website portrayed a child in a sexualised way and was harmful and socially irresponsible.

  • Viva! t/a Viva!

    • Upheld
    • 06 September 2023

    Two paid-for social media ads for Viva! were irresponsibly targeted and were likely to cause unnecessary distress and serious and widespread offence.