Saturday, 8 October 2011
Bono's ONE Charity F Word Advert Faces TV Ban
A campaign advert made by a charity founded by U2 frontman Bono has been banned from UK TV because it may breach rules covering political advertising.
The short film is part of One's Hungry No More campaign which calls for governments to help tackle the causes of famine in Africa.
Clearcast, which approves adverts, said it could be in breach of rules laid down by the 2003 Communications Act.
One said it was "absurd" the advert could not be shown.
The minute-long film, called The F Word: Famine is the Real Obscenity, features stars including Bono, George Clooney, Colin Farrell and Sex and the City star Kristin Davis.
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The F Word: Famine is the Real Obscenity