Advertising body asks HUL, Paras Pharma to drop deo ads

Advertising body asks HUL, Paras Pharma to drop deo ads

Advertising body asks HUL, Paras Pharma to drop deo ads

The consumer complaints council of ASCI, which met recently, upheld complaints against three advertisements which overtly display "sexual desire and are also demeaning to women", a statement issued by ASCI said here today.

"Keeping in view the generally prevailing standards of decency and propriety, these ads are likely to cause grave and widespread offence (to the common public)," it said in its ruling.

When contacted, ASCI secretary general Alan Collaco told PTI that once a complaint is upheld, the advertiser has to pull off the commercial within 48 hours and then has the option of either modifying it or completely withdrawing it.

The commercials found objectionable included HUL's The Axe Effect ad, and Paras Pharma's two commercials - the Zatak Axe Deodorant and Set Wet Deodorant.

The council said Paras has assured that the Zatak Axe ad would be appropriately modified.
Certain groups had protested against these ads, alleging that they had sexual innuendos and the ASCI, a self-regulatory voluntary  body of the industry, had received seven complaints.

DH Newsletter Privacy Policy Get top news in your inbox daily
GET IT
Comments (+)