Padding­ton’s F-word fright

Daily Mirror - - ALISON PHILLIPS -

A CHRIST­MAS TV ad­vert fea­tur­ing lov­able bear Padding­ton was cleared of claims it used the F-word.

The Ad­ver­tis­ing Stan­dards Au­thor­ity ruled af­ter view­ers com­plained a bur­glar in the M&S short says: “F*** you, lit­tle bear.”

An M&S spokesman said: “He’s say­ing, ‘Thank you, lit­tle bear’. We think it’s re­ally clear.”

Leo Ray­man, chief of ad-maker Grey London, added: “Of course we wouldn’t put a swear-word in a Christ­mas TV ad.”

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