This is getting ridiculous: an ad has been banned because it annoyed a handful of Catholics in Britain.
Antonio Federici’s advert showed a pregnant nun eating ice cream in a church, together with the strap line “immaculately conceived”.
The Advertising Standards Authority has ordered it to be discontinued, saying it mocked Roman Catholic beliefs.
The country is paying for an expensive papal visit (which is currently undersold), and in addition they’re shutting down public amusement at the old geezer, out of a misplaced sense of propriety.
Hmmm. So Punch, Monty Python, and Father Ted must have been very un-British…invented by foreigners or some such. No citizen of the United Kingdom can possibly have one of those, whossname, ‘sense of humor’. What a stodgy place.