L’Oreal’s Hijab-Wearing Islamist Model Steps Down Over Anti-Israel Tweets

The first hijab-wearing model to appear in a L’Oreal haircare campaign has been forced to step down over a series of anti-Israel tweets. Amena Khan, from Leicester, said she ‘deeply regrets’ her remarks from 2014, and apologised for the ‘upset… Continue Reading

Superdry’s “Irresponsible” Commercial Featuring Parkour Runner Banned

Kids do the darnest things, don’t they? And when it comes to influencing young people and in pushing copycat behaviour through media, it can get pretty ugly. The once very popular (and still sort of popular) clothing brand, Superdry, have recently had… Continue Reading

Girl Sells Her Virginity For $3 Million Through Cinderella Escorts

Here’s yet more proof that we are living in a crazy world where the bidding off of one’s virginity seems to be becoming more commonplace than anyone would ever thought possible only a few years ago. Seemingly, we are living… Continue Reading

Greggs Apologise For Replacing Jesus With Sausage Roll In Nativity Scene

The day Christ was born, or the day sausage rolls were invented? According to popular bakers Greggs, it’s the latter, especially when the promotional picture for its advent calendar replaced Jesus for a sausage roll. So, did three wise men… Continue Reading

Nivea Accused Of Racism After Advert Shows Product Lightening Black Skin

What’s with skin care advertisements and racism lately? First, it was Dove accused of racism with their campaign of a black woman removing her top to reveal a white woman underneath, and now, moisturiser brand Nivea are the one’s under… Continue Reading

He-Man & Skeletor’s Latest MoneySupermarket Advert Channels Dirty Dancing

Well it was only a matter of time before we had to revisit the MoneySupermarket advertising series of He-Man and Skeletor (better late than never). In the second instalment, the childhood favourites of the eighties are yet again painted in… Continue Reading

Dove Apologises Over Racist Advertising Campaign

These days, when it comes to advertising, you have got to be extra careful with what you’re putting out there. Many adverts have been criticised and even banned in some cases for portraying the wrong message – whether it be… Continue Reading

Sugar Daddy Advert Banned in Brussels

In Brussels, a rather crass promotion of a Sugar Daddy dating website, which had been strewn across billboards on lorries in the Belgian capital, has now seen politicians ban the adverts encouraging women to seek out Sugar Daddies to supplement… Continue Reading

He-Man’s Skeletor is EPIC in MoneySuperMarket Ad

Here at Brainstain, we are familiar with the many creative industries and within advertising especially, even though, Bill Hicks suggested that anybody who works in it, should just go home and kill themselves. He wasn’t joking, but let’s have a… Continue Reading