Poltergeist posters cleared despite more than 70 complaints over clown image – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2015 in advertising, complaints, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘People afraid of clowns have failed in a bid to get “distressing” posters for the film Poltergeist banned. More than 70 coulrophobics and parents complained about posters and bus ads featuring the head of a scruffy, smiling clown doll with the tagline “They know what scares you”.’

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The Guardian, 15th July 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk