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Marmite ad to be banned

The new Marmite ad left a bad taste in the mouths of many, resulting in a ban in the UK.

08 Aug 2013

The latest Marmite advert depicts 'Marmite welfare officers' doing the rounds and collecting jars of Marmite that have been abandoned or neglected – and animal welfare advocates are throwing a collective tantrum over it.

Some 250 complaints have been made to the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority – the ad was only released on Monday.

Here’s a sample of the beef against the vegetable spread, as published on Facebook:

'Your new advert is very bad taste. Animal abuse is no laughing matter and think it’s very wrong to jokingly use such a subject as a marketing scheme to increase your sales.'

Meanwhile, PETA gave the ad their stamp of approval.

The animal rights group is of the opinion that the ad serves as a reminder to viewers of the work that animal welfare officers do.

Original article by 2OceansView.

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