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UK Cartoon Network Mistakenly Airs Bookmaker Ad

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

UK Cartoon Network Mistakenly Airs Bookmaker Ad

Despite strict rules that govern the airing of gambling ads on television, the Cartoon Network made a huge faux pas recently when it mistakenly aired an advertising for British bookmaker Coral during a broadcast in the children’s television channel.

The ad that is controversial aired on Turner Broadcasting’s Boomerang channel plus the Cartoon Network, sparking outrage as the broadcast code strictly forbids the advertising of gambling ‘in or adjacent to programs commissioned for, principally directed at, or more likely to appeal particularly to audiences underneath the age of 18 years,’ so minds were positively tumbling whenever the broadcast clearly broke these rules.

Numerous Airings

The station might have perhaps been forgiven for their ‘serious breach’ of the rules had the advertising aired just once, nevertheless the advertising was broadcast nine times on a Saturday morning back in May with this year, which will be primetime viewing for kiddies kick-starting some cartoon antics to their weekend.

The Advertising Standards Agency says that Turner Broadcasting has ‘apologized unreservedly’ for the hiccup, and contains explained that the ad was broadcast, repeatedly, in error.

Action Figure Used

But just what’s worse is that the ad that is coral involved one of kid’s most beloved all-time favorite characters and Marvel Comics hero, the Incredible Hulk. This just supplied more ammunition to those whom claim that gambling promot (more…)