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2018 Top 10 TV ads complained about by sundry whingers, whiners and wowsers

10116/18 – Sportsbet – TV – Free-to-air
A man is seen naked from the waist up and appears to be manscaping.
Upheld
Number of complaints: 793
Issues of concern: 2.1 – Discrimination or vilification, 2.2 – Exploitative or degrading, 2.3 – Violence and 2.4 – Sex/sexuality/nudity

2. 0113/18 – iSelect – TV – Free-to-air
A woman aggressively hits a piñata in front of a group of children.
Upheld
Number of complaints: 716
Issues of concern: 2.1 – Discrimination or vilification, 2.3 – Violence and 2.6 – Health and safety

3. 0404/18 – Hanes Brands – TV – Free-to-air
Balls in the shape of breasts are used as sports balls.
Dismissed
Number of complaints: 135
Issues of concern: 2.1 – Discrimination or vilification, 2.2 – Exploitative or degrading, 2.3 – Violence, 2.4 – Sex/sexuality/nudity

4. 0026/18 – Ultra Tune – TV – Free-to-air
Three women driving to a costume party crash a car avoiding a tiger on the road, Mike Tyson appears to help.
Dismissed
Number of complaints: 134
Issues of concern: 2.1 – Discrimination or vilification, 2.2 – Exploitative or degrading, 2.4 – Sex/sexuality/nudity and 2.6 – Health and safety

5. 0458/18 – Universal Pictures – TV – Free-to-air
A trailer for the film ’Halloween’.
Upheld
Number of complaints: 97
Issues of concern: 2.3 – Violence

6. 0494/18 – BCF – TV – Free-to-air
A group of people participate in boating, camping and fishing activities while singing the BCF jingle.
Dismissed
Number of complaints: 93
Issue of concern: 2.3 – Violence, 2.4 – Sex/sexuality/nudity, 2.5 – Language, 2.6 – Health and safety

7. 0427/18 – Specsavers – TV – Free-to-air
A fictional medical research company asks subjects how much they would sell their eyes for.
Dismissed
Number of complaints: 73
Issues of concern: 2.1 – Discrimination or vilification, 2.3 – Violence

8. 0047/18 – Youfoodz – TV – Free-to-air
A couple discusses the times and place they ‘do it’ it is then revealed they are talking about eating Youfoodz meals.
Dismissed
Number of complaints: 49
Issues of concern: 2.4 – Sex/sexuality/nudity and 2.5 – Language

9. 0030/18 – Yum Restaurants International – TV – Free-to-air
A couple is shown a drawing their child completed of ‘Mum and Dad naked wrestling’, the parents then suggest going to KFC.
Dismissed
Number of complaints: 46
Issues of concern: 2.4 – Sex/sexuality/nudity

10. 0434/18 – Sony Pictures Releasing – TV – Free-to-air
A trailer for the film ‘Venom’.
Upheld
Number of complaints: 43
Issues of concern: 2.3 – Violence

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