Ad bosses ban midget promo

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A BAR has been rapped by the Ad­ver­tis­ing Stan­dards Au­thor­ity for host­ing a MIDGET party.

Bar Fu­sion ad­ver­tised its Christ­mas Eve Party by stat­ing on its Face­book page ‘Christ­mas Eve with midgets! For the 1st time in Tun­bridge Wells – Party with our very own Xmas midgets’.

One per­son com­plained that the party – which cost £5 to get into in the Kent town – was of­fen­sive to ‘short statured peo­ple’ and ir­re­spon­si­ble as it ‘re­in­forced neg­a­tive at­ti­tudes’.

Bar bosses apol­o­gised for caus­ing of­fence and said ‘with hind­sight’ it should not have pro­moted the event in such a way.

The ASA banned the ad from be­ing used again said it con­sid­ered the ad ‘por­trayed the pres­ence of in­di­vid­u­als of short stature as an at­trac­tion and source of en­ter­tain­ment’.

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