Knightley domestic violence ad banned for being…. violent!?

April 28, 2009 by  
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An advert featuring Keira Knightley which aims to raise awareness about domestic violence has been banned… for being too violent. Now, surely that’s sort of the point, isn’t it? I can’t help but think an ad showing a couple having breakfast in bed wouldn’t really have the same effect.

The video shows The Duchess star coming home to a jealous boyfriend who suspects her of having an affair and, although many women admit to wanting to give perpetual pouter Knightley a slap, no one would wish the beating she receives in the Women’s Aid commercial upon anyone.

The shocking ad has been banned from appearing on TV by the advertising approval board, Clearcast. But if you really want to see it, first you should take a big deep breath, then click here.

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