Trend­ing: our favourite fes­tive ads

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Well, ap­par­ently yes. You won’t be see­ing Ice­land’s of­fer­ing on your TV screen this year, due to con­cerns over its po­ten­tially po­lit­i­cal con­tent. The ad – orig­i­nally cre­ated for Green­peace – shows ‘Rang-tan’ wreak­ing havoc on a lit­tle girl’s bed­room, then sadly ex­plain­ing that he’s only there be­cause his home – the rain­for­est – is be­ing de­stroyed by hu­mans har­vest­ing palm oil.

Rang-tan says, ‘There’s a hu­man in my for­est and I don’t know what to do. He took away my mother and I’m scared he’ll take me too.’

De­spite the ban, the con­tro­ver­sial com­mer­cial has been viewed nearly 15 mil­lion times on Face­book, and a pe­ti­tion for it to be aired has at­tracted nearly one mil­lion sig­na­tures.

What do you think? Too hard-hit­ting, or an im­por­tant mes­sage for Christ­mas con­sumers?

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