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Iceland Christmas Ad

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KnockMeDown Fri 09-Nov-18 12:29:01

The Iceland Christmas Ad has been banned due to being 'too political '.

It's actually about deforestation, and palm oil, and is a powerful and intriguing watch.

Iceland are going all out on social media to get the message across. I'm not sure how to link to it, but thought some of you may be interested.

Villanellesproudmum Fri 09-Nov-18 12:35:16

Hopefully this works

KnockMeDown Fri 09-Nov-18 12:41:36

Thank you, Villa


LaconicIcon Fri 09-Nov-18 12:41:36

I just started an identical thread, I will report it.

INeedNewShoes Fri 09-Nov-18 12:46:30

I am appalled that this isn't deemed fit for public consumption.

It's a bloody good advert and might help get the message to people who are will otherwise be unreachable.

NuttierThanSquirrelShit Fri 09-Nov-18 12:50:36

Its a brilliant ad. Such a shame that it has been banned but maybe the publicity that the banning gets will make others think a little bit more about the palm oil issue.

INeedNewShoes Fri 09-Nov-18 12:53:21

That must have been a very big investment for Iceland to create the advert. It's such a shame if it can't be used.

Unfortunately the people who will be interested in the publicity surrounding it are probably already aware of the palm oil issue anyway.

MaryPoppinsPenguins Fri 09-Nov-18 12:54:27

It’s not aligned with any political party - it should be able to be shown. I don’t understand.

WoodAnemone Fri 09-Nov-18 13:01:29

It's not really an ad. It was made for the Green Party originally but Iceland got permission to use it. It's a real shame that information like this is banned while consumerism which is also a political choice is promoted everywhere you look.

bumblebee39 Fri 09-Nov-18 13:04:22

I'm going to show my DD this advert she'll love it and I think it's brilliant, educational, and the right mix of cute and engaging, and should not have been banned.

How sad a world we live in when a shop does something good and we are meant to not find out?

I will be making a visit to Iceland and putting my money where my mouth is, but I'm upset this will not be aired. I know I could be doing more about palm oil. I no longer but Nutella but don't think about it enough. This was a good reminder. Well done Iceland!

JollyAndBright Fri 09-Nov-18 13:05:54

I’m disgusted that it has been banned.

It’s a powerful advert that clearly and eliqently sends a very important message.
There are way too many people that don’t understand the issue with palm oil.
If more people sit up and take notice more can be done to reduce the excessive use of the awful stuff the same way people are now acting to reduce plastic waste.

I’m very disappointed it’s been banned.

WoodAnemone Fri 09-Nov-18 13:07:16

Greenpeace not the Green Party hmm

ileclerc Fri 09-Nov-18 13:09:38

I don't understand why it has been banned - pressure from those with a vested interest?

On the plus aide it is all over SM and presumably will hit the news so at least it's got people talking and viewing t.

JollyAndBright Fri 09-Nov-18 13:26:13

The animation was created a while ago by Greenpeace.

The reason it’s been banned is ‘apparently’ nothing to do with anything political but simply because Iceland didn’t create it, Greenpeace did, and it’s been banned because they think it ‘might’ not comply with some political ‘rules’, which Iceland can’t prove one way or the other because they didn’t create it, and the governing body have not vetted Greenpeace for their compliance towards these ‘rules’ so they have just banned it.

It basically just sound like yet another attempt to keep the issue with palm oil quiet.

ShatnersBassoon Fri 09-Nov-18 13:39:51

Oh, what a shame on so many counts.

Good for Iceland, they've really gone up in my estimation. I admit I thought of them as 'cheap and cheerless', not compassionate and spirited.

MotherForkinShirtBalls Fri 09-Nov-18 16:42:16

I've sent it to loads of people so it looks like Iceland being banned has helped getting the message out! It's really hard to watch sad

SilverySurfer Fri 09-Nov-18 18:00:58

As a palm oil boycotter, I am disgusted that this has been banned.

Stephisaur Fri 09-Nov-18 18:06:50

I think it’s a brilliant advertisement and I’m happy that they’re at least able to put it out on social media.

However, I don’t think it’s relevant to Christmas.

Porpoises Fri 09-Nov-18 19:15:03

The vast majority of adverts encourage you to be consumerist, to buy more stuff, thereby destroying the environment, apparently that's not political! But an advert that tells you to consider the environment and the impact of your purchases is somehow too political.

Disgusting decision.

Caprisunorange Fri 09-Nov-18 19:15:43

It was a green peace ad. Only the logo has been changed. That’s why it’s being claimed it’s political

Porpoises Fri 09-Nov-18 19:21:46

I know caprisun. But why are adverts from retailers selling products automatically "not political" and therefore subject to different standards. Retailers routinely try to influence government policy, and retailers influencing thousands of people to consume their palm oil products has a political impact on the world.

Caprisunorange Fri 09-Nov-18 19:25:04

But that’s not really the same is it? No one is allowed to advertise palm oil in the same way

Mondaytired Fri 09-Nov-18 19:27:42

I think it’s probably gathered more media attention through being banned then it would ever on national tv... now everyone is talking about it so really it’s probably had more of an Impact!

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