Best Banned Advertisements

Meet some more rejected, scandalous and banned advertisements from around the globe!

Who: Oliviero Toscani
What: Annual calendar for Vera Pelly, Italian consortium
Where’s banned: Italy

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Who: American Apparel
What: Provocative ad posters
Where’s banned: UK

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Who: Association de Défence Contre le Tabac / BDDP & FILS
What: Anti-smoking ad posters
Where’s banned: France

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Who: Jealousy International (China)
What: Underwear outdoor behind the slogan “Feel the Romance of British Royalty. Diana underwear”
Where’s banned: Not banned, but scandalous

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Who: Puma / Unconfirmed East European agency of Saatchi&Saatchi
What: Unnamed print campaign
Where’s banned: Not banned, but scandalous

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Who: SUB Lubricants / McCann Erickson Geneva
What: Print campaign
Where’s banned: Where available

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Who: Sony
What: Playstation 3 print campaign
Where’s banned: Everywhere, except Playboy Magazine

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Who: Love Condoms / Troy Agency Belgium
What: “Star Penis” print campaign
Where’s banned: Published with restrictions

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Who: MTV / Loducca Brasil (Sao Paulo)
What: Print campaign behind the slogan “Except for AIDS, nothing has changed”
Where’s banned: Published with restrictions

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Who: Vivaeros Special Products / PS&S UK Agency
What: Campaing for VULVA Original perfume
Where’s banned: Published with restrictions

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Who: Innoxa / MORRISJONES & CO (SAR)
What: Innoxa Neck & Bust Treatment
Where’s banned: Published with restrictions

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Who: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health / Euro RSCG Zurich
What: “Love Life, Stop AIDS” campaign
Where’s banned: Published with restrictions

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Who: Calvin Klein / Photos by Steven Meisel
What: Calvin Klein Jeans
Where’s banned: Published with restrictions

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Who: Channel 4
What: “Skins” TV series poster
Where’s banned: UK

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Who: Antonio Federici
What: Antonio Federici Gelato Italiano print campaign, behind the slogans “Submit to Temptation” and “Kiss Temptation”
Where’s banned: UK

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Who: JBS
What: Men underwear print campaign
Where’s banned: Norway

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Who: Calvin Klein / Photos by Bruce Weber
What: Calvin Klein products
Where’s banned: Vanity Fair Magazine

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Who: Emanuel Ungaro
What: Promo campaign
Where’s banned: Everywhere, except Vogue US

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Who: Tom Ford / Photos by Terry Richardson
What: Tom Ford perfume campaign
Where’s banned: Singapore

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Who: Gucci
What: Promo campaign
Where’s banned: UK

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Who: Davidoff
What: Davidoff perfume promo campaign
Where’s banned: Australia

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Who: Benetton
What: “United Colors of Benetton” promo campaign
Where’s banned: UK

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Who: Yves Saint Laurent / Photos by Steven Meisel
What: Perfume print campaign
Where’s banned: Canada

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Who: Diesel
What: Print campaign
Where’s banned: US restricted

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Who: Dsquared2
What: Print campaign
Where’s banned: Tatler and Vogue UK

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Who: Patrick Cox / Photos by David Lachapelle
What: Print campaign
Where’s banned: UK

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Who: Dolce&Gabbana / Photos by Mario Testino
What: Outdoor campaign
Where’s banned: Italy

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Who: Sisley / Photos by Terry Richardson
What: Promo campaign
Where’s banned: Australia

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Who: Jean Paul Gaultier
What: “Classique” perfume campaign
Where’s banned: UK

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Who: Versace / Photos by Steven Meisel
What: Promo campaign
Where’s banned: United Arab Emirates and Oman

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