Iceland Christmas advert blocked from TV for being too political
Press Association 2018
Iceland Christmas advert
Supermarket Iceland has seen its Christmas advert blocked from TV screens for being too political.
The commercial, voiced by actress Emma Thompson and originally produced by Greenpeace, features a cartoon orangutan and highlights the plight of the rainforest.
Clearcast, the body which approves or rejects adverts for broadcast on television and video on demand, said it was “concerned” that the commercial “doesn’t comply” with legislation on political advertising.
It added that Greenpeace had “not yet been able to demonstrate compliance in this area”.
Since Iceland posted the “banned” video online it has since received thousands of shares on social media, which is not regulated in the same way.