ITV attacked over prime time advert for Scientology - 2014-05-14

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F19.png ITV attacked over prime time advert for Scientology May 14, 2014, Sam Creighton, Daily Mail

ITV has sparked outrage among viewers for airing an advert for the Church of Scientology in a prime-time slot.

The broadcaster was accused of allowing the controversial group – which has been branded a 'cult' – to target vulnerable people after it showed its advert following its hit soap Coronation Street.

It sparked complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), which assessed whether they were serious enough to launch an investigation into banning the commercial from air.


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