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An advert for lip fillers created by The Royal Tunbridge Wells Skin Clinic (RTWSkin) has been banned for supposedly encouraging young girls "irresponsibly" to get the cosmetic procedure.

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) suggest that the ad insinuated that getting lip fillers are now "commonplace as getting your hair done", according to The Independent.

The advert, ran in Index Magazine, was targeted at young women and has been removed for normalising and presenting the cosmetic procedure as safe.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The ad read "Is your daughter taking an interest in lip fillers?" and claimed that the procedure was as common as a haircut.

RTWSkin director John Sheffield stated his surprise at the decision of the ASA to ban the advert; "I'm shocked at the attitude and conclusions". The ad drew complaints in October when it initially ran.

It stated: "Dermal fillers are very quickly becoming as commonplace as getting your hair done these days and even more so within the younger age group." It also wrote that mothers often bring their daughters in for the fillers.

It implied that parents are searching to "find somewhere safe and suitable" for their children's treatment, instead of saying no and pushing their daughters or sons to "go behind their backs, blindly searching for the cheapest practitioner without realising the risks".

According to the ASA, the ad made the impression that risks of lip fillers were associated only with unsuitable practitioners, and failed to illustrate the common risks of the surgery even with an experienced surgeon.

It added: "By presenting lip fillers as normal and safe… and something that responsible parents should support, the ad was irresponsible."

RTWSkin are claiming that a 20-year-old staff member wrote the ad, so was consulted about young women and their desire for altering their image.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Mr Sheffield said "many" young women and men attended the free consultation as a result of the ad, and about 30 percent of these people went for treatment. 

"In the vast majority of cases, we were able to satisfy the person that they did not need this procedure."

"We have received several commendations for our efforts to educate and were really quite shocked at the attitude and conclusions of the ASA."

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is known for having a wicked sense of humour, but now he's saying that the younger generation need to adapt to his style.

The 46-year-old former wrestler, told the Daily Star that he's all for supporting free choice and expression, but the youth are basically finding reasons to be offended nowadays.

Bear with us, polarising comments incoming;

"I don’t have to agree with what somebody thinks, who they vote for, what they voted for, what they think, but I will back their right to say or believe it. That’s democracy."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“So many good people fought for freedom and equality – but this generation are looking for a reason to be offended," he added.

The interview recalls recent instances of 'PC culture' such as calls for the gingerbread man to be gender neutral, Baby It's Cold Outside getting banned and for the expletive f*ggot to be removed from Fairytale of New York.

Needless to say, a lot of people predictably were offended at his remarks, which tar a whole generation with the same brush.

The American actor, who is starring in the upcoming Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (HOW many of these movies need to be made, like please end them) added that the world has "progressed over the last 30 or 40 years."

He then did a turnaround by saying; "but, “generation snowflake or whatever you want to call them are actually putting us backwards.” Ouch.

*Tries desperately not to be offended and fails.*

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Justin Bieber has now joined Lady Gaga and Oasis on a list of artists who are banned from touring in China.

The Canadian popstar, whose questionable behaviour has made as many headlines as his hits, became the subject of scrutiny in recent days when a fan contacted the Beijing Municipal Bereau of Culture asking why her idol hadn't visited the country in recent years.

Responding to the enquiry, the ministry made their stance on the Sorry singer clear, but allowed for a change in stance should future behaviour allow.

"Justin Bieber is a gifted singer, but he is also a controversial young foreign singer," the bureau told the fan in a statement.

"In order to maintain order in the Chinese market and purify the Chinese performance environment, it is not suitable to bring in badly behaved entertainers."

"We hope that as Justin Bieber matures, he can continue to improve his own words and actions, and truly become a singer beloved by the public."

The ministry did not elaborate on what they constitute as 'bad behaviour', but the 23-year-old has had several run-ins with the law, dating back to 2013.

From reckless driving and driving under the influence to vandalism and resisting arrest, the singer's reputation has been marred by a number of incidents of antisocial behaviour.

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The fashion industry has come under a lot of scrutiny lately, especially with store mannequins being deemed as an "extremely underweight woman."

However, a law that was passed in France in 2015, which saw a ban on extremely thin models, is finally being put into effect this week.

From now on, any and all models will be asked to provide a health certificate from a doctor before they can take part in any photoshoots, runway shows or appearances.

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The certificate must include details of their BMI and wellbeing.

The certs have to be presented to any employer, and if the employer is found to not be following the new rules, they could be hit with a fine of up to €75,000 and up to six months in jail.

The health ministry in France has put the new legislation in place to help tackle eating disorders in the country, and as well as a ban on thin models, they are also labelling all images that have been photoshopped.

France's Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Marisol Touraine, said: "Exposing young people to normative and unrealistic images of bodies leads to a sense of self-depreciation and poor self-esteem that can impact health-related behaviour".

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We'll be honest, it's been a pretty stressful week.

From Donald Trump becoming the president-elect of the US, to Mark Zuckerberg killing us all on Facebook, we've had a lot to handle.

And in these times, many get comfort from the odd meme or gif on social media… but that might not be allowed in Spain anymore.

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Confused? Well, the Spanish Prime Minister wants to ban to use of memes (apparently, because of the sudden surge in Donald Trump memes used this week).

According to The Debrief, "the scheme was put before Congress, and would restrict the use of ‘spreading images that infringed the honour of a person'."

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So, that basically means any meme that ever existed.

"The Popular Party politicians requested that the law was included within the Citizens Security Law, a legislation introduced last year that is also known as the ‘gag law’, as it curbs online activism and protests."

Of course, many don't like the direction the Prime Minister is going in, so we're just going to have to wait and see what happens.

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Earlier this week, Charlotte Crosby aggravated fans by jokingly tweeting that she will be appearing on this year’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!.

The Geordie’s followers were less than impressed to learn that the news was untrue and openly asked Charlotte why she would pull such a peculiar prank.

While the reality star did not answer the puzzling question online, she has since revealed to The Sun that she made the claim to prove a point to I’m a Celeb… producers who she says have banned her from taking part in the show.

 

“Everyone was so excited so I’m hoping it gave the producers the push to think they should let me on the show,” the former Geordie Shore star told the site.

“My fans were so upset because they want us on.”

“I can’t go on as they won’t have us,” she revealed.  “I’ve been banned because I was on Big Brother and they won’t follow suit…It’s out of my control.”

 

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The 26-year-old also confessed that she will not be appearing on Strictly Come Dancing in the near future, despite having a strong desire to do so.

“I would love to do Strictly Come Dancing,” she said.  “I want that to happen so bad.”

“I’m not allowed on that as they don’t think I’m PG enough.  Kids love me though.  I’m gonna try me best to get on that.”

 

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Good luck with that, Char!

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TV3's Vincent Browne has been banned from driving for six months.

The political show host received the maximum number of penalty points over the last three years for speeding and using his phone while driving.

He told the Irish Daily Star: “I got penalty points for speeding and for the use of the mobile phone while driving on a number of occasions over three years.

“I believe I thoroughly deserved disqualification from driving for six months."

His ban began one month ago.

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The launch of 2016's Rose of Tralee took place yesterday, with 65 ladies all lined out in hopes of grabbing the title.

But when the 65 women will be whittled down to 32, they will be banned from doing one very specific party piece.

 

The first of the Roses to arrive at The Rose Hotel #RoseofTralee

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Now, it's safe to say that some Roses come out with pretty weird talents, but this one is actually quite normal.

Traditional poetry is being banned because it's too old-fashioned.

Spokesman for the festival John Drummery said: "The real reason is because in the olden days, poem were seen as a form of entertainment before all the modern entertainment we now see. They had their place in time.

“The Rose of Tralee is constantly evolving to stay modern and relevant. We found there weren’t as many people who wanted to do poems anyway. We just made a decision, in consultation with RTE of course," he told the Irish Sun.

 

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“That was it really. We’ve nothing against poetry or the creative skills of our Roses who like to write their own poems.

“The show will be a little more fast moving without the poems as well. It’s a decision we made and we might add something to it next year instead," John added.

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Using wild animals for entertainment in a circus has now been banned in Dublin.

The capital's City Council voted for the practice to be stopped last night, after the motion was first introduced by Sinn Fein councillor, Noeleen Reilly.

John Carmody, the spokesman for Animal Rights Action Network, said: “Thanks to the progressive views of Councillor Noeleen Reilly and those who voted yes at Dublin City Council to the motion, we are now steps nearer to a national ban on the use of animals in Irish circuses.

“With countries all over the world introducing such legislation, Ireland still has much to do to bring our outdated and old-fashioned views of using animals for entertainment into modern century thinking.

"But thankfully we feel that the tide is turning and we welcome the day Irish circuses can thrive with proper artists and acrobats, that way everyone can have fun.

"What is wrong with using animals in circuses? With the very best intentions in the world, a travelling circus is unable to adequately provide for the animals in their care.

"Considering their very nature, they pull up on whatever land is available and use makeshift, collapsible accommodation," John explained.

"Animals touring Irish circuses in 2016 include elephants, tigers, camels, horses, ponies, crocodiles, parrots and so many other animals prompting the need for national legislation to ban, outright, any circus using any animals."

Councillor Noeleen said: “I am delighted my motion was passed. This is a cruel outdated practice that holds no place in modern Ireland.

"Training and torturing animals to perform tricks for our entertainment in an unnatural environment is inhuman and degrading," she added.

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Conor McGregor recently starred in an ad for Budweiser promoting a competition to win €50,000 and a job of your dreams.

However, RTÉ has banned the ad from appearing on its station.

The national broadcaster cited that they are against “heroes of the young” promoting alcohol, reports the Sunday Business Post.

When you watch the ad on Youtube you have to confirm your age but Budweiser have said they had the ad already pre-approved for TV.

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It seems like Donald Trump might NOT be allowed to enter our fair green isle.

TDs and senators have to discuss the outcome of two petitions calling for Donald Trump to be banned from coming to Ireland.

The Joint Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions have to address both petitions after Irish citizens were appalled by Donald's comments on banning Muslims from America.

Yet, it might not be so easy as the panel have to examine if the petitions comply with standing orders. 

Last month, Enda Kenny said that Mr Trumps comments were "not acceptable."

However, Donald does own his very own hotel in Doonbeg, Co. Clare called Trump International Golf Links and Hotel, where he was warmly greeted in 2014, so for now, the outcome of these petitions is high up in the air.

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It looks like all of our favourite apps are staring in the dark face of banishment over in the UK.

New laws are set to pass that will see the banishment of WhatsApp, Snapchat and iMessage because they use encrypted messages.

The government views the use of encryption as a potential security threat and they hope to ban the use of those types of messages with the Draft Communications Data Bill, or as it’s more commonly known, the “snooper’s charter.”

The bill stipulates that internet service providers and mobile phone companies are to retain records of each user’s internet browsing activity.  

There does seem to be some light at the end of the tunnel though. If the companies restructure their apps to meet the proposed requirements, they will be allowed to stay up and running.

So while the Brits may get to continue using the apps in the future, they may want to think twice before sending any sexy snapchats… you never know just who might be having a snoop. 

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