Learning that Mars has been accused of distasteful and offensive
advertising is a bit like hearing that your granny has been arrested for
The company’s crime? A poster for Starburst sweets which showed a woman
tennis player’s knickers.
The Advertising Standards Authority rightly concluded that the poster,
which provoked 56 complaints, is as likely to cause offence as a British
woman is to carry off silverware from the Centre Court next year.