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UK Bans Singer’s Album ‘Offensive’ Poster

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The United Kingdom Advertising Standards Authority has banned a Demi Lovato album poster which saw the singer pose on a cushioned crucifix while donning a bondage-style outfit for causing offence to Christians.

The poster, seen in multiple sites across London in August, had the headline ‘DEMI LOVATO’ with ‘HOLY FVCK’ — the name of the 30-year-old star’s album — written underneath it, Daily Mail says in a report.

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The poster reportedly attracted four complaints that it was likely to cause serious or widespread offence and was irresponsibly placed where children could see it.

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The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority has now said the advert must not reappear, the report says.

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Meanwhile, a division of Universal Music, Polydor Records, said it did not believe the poster would cause serious or widespread offence.

The label told the Advertising Standards Authority that it had checked that the poster was acceptable to run at the proposed sites prior to release, and had been assured that it was, Daily Mail says.

According to Polydor, the posters only appeared at six specific sites in London for a four-day period and were removed on August 23.

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ASA, in its ruling, said, “The CAP Code (UK Code of Non-broadcast Advertising, Sales Promotion and Direct Marketing) stated that ads must be prepared with a sense of responsibility and must not contain anything that was likely to cause serious or widespread offence.

“The ASA first assessed whether the language in the ad was likely to cause offence.

“We considered it would be clear to most readers that the ad alluded to the expression ‘holy f***’.

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“Because we considered the ad was likely to be seen as referring to a swear word that many would find offensive and had appeared in an untargeted medium and public place where children were also likely to see it, we considered that the ad was likely to result in serious and widespread offence and had been targeted irresponsibly.

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“We considered that the image of Ms Lovato bound up in a bondage-style outfit whilst lying on a mattress shaped like a crucifix, in a position with her legs bound to one side which was reminiscent of Christ on the cross, together with the reference to ‘holy fvck’, which in that context was likely to be viewed as linking sexuality to the sacred symbol of the crucifix and the crucifixion, was likely to cause serious offence to Christians.

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“The ad must not appear again in the form complained of unless it was suitably targeted.”

 

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Japa Will Increase If You Vote Unresponsive Leaders – AY

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Famous Nigerian actor and comedian Ayodeji Richard Makun, also known by his stage name AY, has warned more Nigerians would flee the country if unresponsive leaders emerge winners in the forthcoming general elections.

This statement was contained in a post via his verified Twitter handle on Monday.

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He wrote: “Nigeria Immigration Service issued a total of 1,899,683 passports in 2022, the highest in a single year. This JAPA mission will increase in 2023 if we vote in people who are not obedient and responsive to the needs of the people.”

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BBTitans: The Royals Emerges HoH

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Big Brother Titans housemates, Tsatsii and Ebubu have emerged Head of House for the fourth week.

The pair identified as ‘the Royals emerged HoH after the housemates played a game flipping cups.

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Biggie had instructed that behind the line, each pair rep had 3 minutes to throw three balls at the target board.

At the end of the round, the Royal and Maya emerged finalists.

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They were then instructed to flip the cups one by one using their fingers.

Biggie said the cups had to flip onto the next cup, and had to land in an upright position or upside down.

The Royals won the game and emerged HoH.

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Meanwhile, Jaypee and Lukay were evicted during the live show on Sunday.

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BBTitans: Yemi, Khosi, Thabang, Blue Aiva Others Up For Eviction

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Housemates in the Big Brother Titans reality show have nominated two pairs for eviction this week.

Biggie had instructed housemates to nominate two pairs shortly after the Royals emerged Head of House this week.

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At the end of the nomination, Yemi/Nelisa, Khosi/Miracle, Blaqboi/Ipeleng, Jennie O/ Mmeli, Thabang/Nana, Kanaga/Blue Aiva and Olivia/Juicy Jay had the highest nomination.

However, the Royals saved Blaqboi/Ipeleng and replaced them with Justin/Yvonne.

Here is how housemates nominated;

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YeLisa- JuOvla and JenniLi

JuVonne- KanIva and KhosiCle

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ThabaNa- YeLisa and MaYa

KanIva- KhosiCle and ThabaNa

BlaqLeng -KhosiCle and JuVonne

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KhosiCle- JenniLi and BlaqLeng

JENNELI- Yelisa and KhosiCle

JUIOVLA- KanIva and BlaqLeng

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ROYALS-JenniLi and Yelisa.

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