Demi Lovato’s Ad was Banned in the U.K. for Blasphemy
— The Drum (@TheDrum) January 11, 2023
Ads for Demi Lovato’s Holy Fvck album has been banned in the U.K. for being blasphemous.
After posters of Lovato in full-body bondage laying on a crucifix-shaped bed starting popping up in London, England‘s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) got involved. According to the publication, The Drum, it was too offensive to Christians and considered inappropriate for children.
The regulator stated that linking sexuality to the sacred Christian symbol as well as the crucifixion of Jesus Christ would cause “serious offense” to members of the religious group.
Humanist U.K. is challenging the ruling, stating that the decision was “unacceptable stifling of the right to freedom of expression.”
When the album was released in the U.K. last year, it debuted in the Top 10.
SOURCE: The Drum