'Big Fat Gypsy Weddings' Slammed for 'Bigger. Fatter. Gypsier' Ads

But U.K. show's campaign escapes censure


Britain's Advertising Standards Authority, which has killed advertisements based on single complaints in the past, gave a pass to Channel 4's "Bigger Fatter Gypsier" campaign for the TV program Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, despite receiving 316 complaints about how racist it is. The ad passed inspection on a technicality, with the ASA saying it "reflected the tone and content" of the show, while conceding that it "might not be to everyone's taste." How noble of them.

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