Orbit’s Disturbing Gum Advert Removed On TV (See Video)

They said the content was disturbing, inappropriate and encouraged teens to engage in sexual behaviour.

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Orbit's Disturbing Gum Advert Removed On TV(See Video)-Surge ZIrc SA
Orbit packaging/Photo File: Google

A chewing gum company (Orbit) has scrapped a TV advert after complaints, but you can still watch the offending footage on Facebook or YouTube.

Three viewers complained to the advertising watchdog about the ad for Orbit chewing gum, which shows a girl and boy stripping off and kissing in the girl’s boarding school bedroom.

They said the content was disturbing, inappropriate and encouraged teens to engage in sexual behaviour.

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Orbit told the directorate of the Advertising Regulatory Board that after receiving complaints via Facebook it stopped airing the ad on TV on March 17.

“The advertiser has withdrawn the commercial and will not use it again in future,” the directorate said in its finding this week. Surprisingly enough the company thinks that the advert is still eye catching for some media users.

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Watch the advert below:

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