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 advertising ended up being aired on Turner Broadcasting’s Boomerang channel plus the Cartoon Network, sparking outrage as the broadcast code strictly forbids the marketing of gambling ‘in or adjacent to programs commissioned for, principally directed at, or more likely to appeal particularly to audiences below the age of 18 years,’ so heads were positively tumbling whenever the broadcast clearly broke these guidelines.
The station might have maybe been forgiven for their ‘serious breach’ of the rules had the advertisement aired just once, but the promotion was broadcast nine times on a Saturday morning back in May of this year, which will be primetime viewing for young ones kick-starting their weekend with a few cartoon antics.
The Advertising Standards Agency says that Turner Broadcasting has ‘apologized unreservedly’ for the hiccup, and it has explained that the ad was broadcast, repeatedly, in error.
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