Wednesday 23 November 2016 by Pete Redfern

Heinz baked beans ad banned because tapping on empty tins is bloody annoying


Heinz advert banned

The UK’s advertising watchdog has pulled Heinz’s irresponsible advert from television screens due to concerns it has provoked a new craze in which annoying people attempt to make rudimentary tunes using empty cans.

Advertising Standards Authority spokesperson Simon Williams announced “We believe it is in the nation’s best interest to nip this in the bud before it gets out of hand.

“The point of an advert is to encourage the consumer to buy your product, not encourage their nauseating offspring to take up budget percussion.

“One minute you could be peacefully sat at home and then the next thing you know your normally quiet and sulky twelve-year-old starts relentlessly banging a can with a wooden spoon. This is not a good message to give out at all.”

In the advert several young people are shown drumming and tapping empty tin cans as a whimsical yet ultimately pointless activity to pass the time whilst waiting for their baked beans to heat up.

Mr Williams added “At the end of the day, what has this got to do with the baked beans?

“Also, why do they need to advertise? Unless you’ve been living under a rock for eighty years, you know what sodding baked beans are.”

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