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The Banned Christmas Advert That EVERYONE Needs To See

“You won’t see our Christmas advert on TV this year.

But we want to share our ‘No Palm Oil’ story with you this Christmas.

Say hello to Rang-tan.”

Iceland’s new Christmas advert has been banned for being too political. TOO POLITICAL. Highlighting the effects of horrific palm oil to the lives of Orangutans is TOO POLITICAL.

The advert which is for the supermarket Iceland, was created in collaboration with Greenpeace. Its aim was to help raise awareness of the palm oil industry which has killed countless orangutans and has now made the species endangered. Clearcast, the body responsible for vetting ads before they are aired on TV stated that the advert was in breech of rules banning political advertising laid down by the 2003 Communications Act.

Earlier this year Iceland promised to remove all palm oil from it’s products by the end of 2018 in response to the deforestation in South East Asia. This Christmas Iceland have announced 100 food products that don’t use palm oil as an ingredient, so you can enjoy a palm oil free Crimbo.

Hazel Newhouse

Hazel is a mum to 3 young daughters, she lives in Bedfordshire with her husband, kids and pets. Hazel has written for various publications, and regularly works alongside popular parenting brands.

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