The World: Sydney - ABC says TV show ad is too offensive to broadcast

The Gruen Transfer has been hit by controversy after ABC refused to allow a commercial made especially for the programme to be screened.

The row blew up over a hard-hitting ad calling for an end to discrimination against obese people. The spot, created by The Foundry, compared discrimination against overweight people with other forms of discrimination.

ABC refused to broadcast the ad because of its offensive nature.