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Rhianna Judged Too Sexy in Ad Banned by U.K.: Does Government Have a Right to Ban Sexually Provocative Ads in Public Places?

  • Yes, that would be necessary.

    The reason why is because of the fact that all age groups can roam freely in public; children are included. If this advert was to be released into the public somehow, then children and innocent civilians to 'sexy ads' would be exposed to these acts of revealing wear. However, if this advertisement is banned from the public then why aren't others? When you roam around and look at the bus stops, you see plenty of women posing in bikinis. So I think that the government have the right to ban provocative ads, but should do more to ban all of them.

  • It's in public.

    The government is meant to protect the public. If something is in public display then yes, the government has jurisdiction over it because that's what the government does. If it sees this ad as infringing on the rules of what's allowed in public, it has the right to be illegal.

  • Yes, I believe they have that right.

    Businesses so not have unalienable rights to be able to advertise in any public place this wish. There are all sorts of laws as to which ads can air on what channels and during what hours of the day. The public spaces should be the same. People and their children should be free from having to view provocative ads when they walk down the street.

  • We have public decency.

    Yes, the Government has a right to ban sexually provocative ads in public places, because there are standards of public decency and standards of good sense that we have decided on in society. Those rules can be enforced. We have decided as a group that we do not want to see smut walking down the street. And that is fine.

  • Yes, goverments should have the right to ban sexually provocative ads

    I think that governments around the world, including the United Kingdom, should have the right to ban ads that are in public display if they are deemed too sexually provocative. If it is in a public forum, then it should be regarded as something that needs debate. However, such ads should not be illegal.

  • Government Has No Role to Play in Sanitizing Advertisements

    No, it is not the place of Government to protect anyone from ideas that may or may not be controversial or offensive. Government's role is to protect rights, and none of us has a right to be sheltered from the unconventional, the distasteful or the banal. Far from protecting people, such censorship works only to make a population and culture more docile, less imaginative, and less passionate. Ultimately, such is the goal of telling people what they can say, look at, listen to and get excited about. Remember, if someone can tell you that you can't convey a message, and enforces that mandate with the threat of guns and jail cells, then you are not truly free.


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