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Friday, 21 May 2004

Nipples - the British censor them, the Irish just say 'no'

A television and cinema advertisement prepared by the European Parliament's audio-visual department for screening ahead of the European Parliament elections on 10th June has been deemed too strong for British tastes and a short sequence has been cut, whilst the Irish have apparently decided not to show this particular advertisement at all.

The ad. is designed to be shown thoughout the EU, to encourage people to vote. Turnout in previous elections has been low and dropping. It shows an infant (I read, beacuse I have obviously not seen it) "groping for the nipple as it chooses which side to drink from. The nipple is visible again in the next shot as the baby's mouth closes around it." - obviously far too shocking for we sensitive British souls to witness.

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