Nottingham anti-begging posters banned by advertising authority

Nottingham anti-begging posters banned by advertising authority
 

Anti-begging posters published by a council have been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for "reinforcing negative stereotypes".
Nottingham City Council came under fire for the posters, which said money given to beggars would be used on drugs, alcohol or fraud.
The ASA said they were likely to cause offence and "portrayed all beggars as disingenuous".
The council said it might appeal against the decision.
More than 2,000 people signed a petition criticising the council for "vilifying" the homeless with the messages "begging: watch your... read more

 
28 September 2016 in Regional, Views: 34
Source: BBC
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