Bee Stings Bank

BBC: A Barclays bank advert showing a man suffering a bad reaction to a bee sting has been withdrawn for causing offence and distress to people with allergies.
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More than 290 viewers complained to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), saying the TV commercial made light of a potentially fatal condition.
The bank, which withdrew the advert following the complaints but before the ASA ruling, said it was a light-hearted attempt to show people were more likely to be arrested abroad than to change their bank account.
Barclays has apologised and made a donation to an allergies charity – “as a gesture of goodwill”.

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Native Nebraskan in the Pacific Northwest. Chief Storyteller at Bonehook, a guide service and bait shop for brands. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. Contributor to The Content Strategist. Doer of the things written about herein.