Rulings (35)
  • Aspro Atlantic Medikal Turizm Ticaret Limited ┼×irketi t/a AsproMED

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 27 September 2023

    A paid-for Facebook ad for cosmetic surgery abroad was irresponsible, trivialised the decision to undergo surgery, contained misleading claims about bariatic surgery and misleadingly omitted information regarding the need for pre-consultation.

  • Ersoy Health Services Tourism Ltd t/a Clinic Haus

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 27 September 2023

    A paid-for Facebook ad for cosmetic surgery abroad irresponsibly implied a time-limited promotion, trivialised the decision to undergo surgery and misleadingly omitted information regarding the need for pre-consultation.

  • Online Classifieds AG t/a PURE

    • Upheld
    • 12 June 2024

    Two posters for the PURE Dating App, seen in March 2024: a. The poster depicted four images of cartoon style heads, next to text that stated, “IT’S A GOOD DAY TO GET SOME HEAD” and “ON PURE DATING APP” followed by a QR code. b. The poster depicted a cartoon head of a princess, next t...

  • Dr Bunny Aesthetics

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

    An online listing for a cosmetic surgery practitioner advertised prescription-only medicines and misleadingly implied a doctor or someone with a general medical qualification ran the service.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • May Health Tourism Services t/a MAYCLINIK

    • Upheld
    • Search (paid)
    • 24 January 2024

    A paid-for Google search ad made misleading and irresponsible claims about safety, and made references that trivialised the decision to undergo cosmetic surgery.

  • Pasifik Health Services Inc t/a Care In Turkey

    • Upheld
    • Search (paid)
    • 24 January 2024

    A paid-for Google search ad made misleading claims about ‘world-class doctors’ that could not be substantiated, and made misleading and irresponsible claims about safety.

  • 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.

  • Erdem Clinic

    • Upheld
    • Social media (influencer or affiliate ad)
    • 03 January 2024

    Four posts on Millie Bracewell’s TikTok account were not obviously identifiable as ads, trivialised the decision to undergo cosmetic surgery and were directed at under-18s through the context they appeared in.

  • 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.

  • WHM Hair Transplant and Aesthetics t/a WHM Clinic

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 15 November 2023

    A paid-for Facebook ad for cosmetic surgery abroad was irresponsible for exploiting insecurities around body image, trivialised the decision to undergo cosmetic surgery and omitted information about the need for a pre consultation.

  • TJC & BLC Aesthetics Clinic & Training Academy

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 08 November 2023

    A Facebook post misleadingly did not make clear the nature, requirements, qualifications and possible registration details of a course, and contained the claims that the course was “Fully Accredited”, which could not be substantiated.

  • 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.

Informally resolved (1)
  • British Hair Clinic (unconfirmed)

    • 19 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Topic: Cosmetic surgery and procedures