Trailer banned over oral sex gags

Comedy ad 'likely to offend'

A trailer for the Hollywood comedy I Love You Man has been banned because of its repeated references to oral sex.rnThe Advertising Standards Authority banned the online ‘red-band’ trailer after a parent complained their child had watched it on Yahoo.rnThe watchdog ruled: ‘The sexual themes of the ad were likely to offend some users and were unsuitable for children.’rnIt added that Yahoo did not take sufficient measures to ensure the trailer was not seen by youngsters, There was no age verification measures and ‘no indication of the sexual themes’rnIn one scene from the film, which was released in April, a woman says: ‘He goes down on you like six times a week’, and in another, set in a family dinner party, one character whispers loudly: ‘I don’t think she sucks his dick.’rnYahoo said 90 per cent of its website's users are over 18.rnrnHere is the banned trailer:rnrnrnrnAnd here is a cleaned-up version:rnrn

Published: 8 Jul 2009

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