“Golly Costume” pictures taken down following Advertising Standards Authority ruling – Independent

Posted February 20th, 2014 in advertising, complaints, news, racism by michael

‘Jokers’ Masquerade, a fancy dress online retailer, has been ordered by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to take down the pictures of its “golly” costumes from its website.

The ASA found the depiction of the costume to be racist. It ruled the pictures had to be taken down from the website under rule 4.1 of the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) code, which stipulates “marketing communications must not contain anything that is likely to cause serious or widespread offence”.’

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Independent, 19th February 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk