London – The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority is standing by their decision to pull a controversial ad featuring Oscar Pistorius, Huffington Post reported.
According to the ASA the ad has received a record breaking amount of complaints making it “the most complained about ad of all time.”
The ad, by online betting site Paddypower, features Oscar Pistorius as an Academy Award-statuette with the words; “It’s Oscar time. Money back if he walks”.
Not only does the ad make fun of Oscar’s disability but it also jokes about a murder case.
Although they have received an unprecedented amount of complaints, Paddypower defended the ad saying it is only a reflection of public interest.
The controversial ad: