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Shane Warne in baldy advert trouble

Warne_bald_2 Follicularly-challenged spin legend Shane Warne has done it again - no not that, or even that - this time he's managed to land himself in the soup with the British Advertising Standards Authority.

The ASA has banned his latest advert for the Advanced Hair Studio, in which Warne is quoted as saying "I've been hearing it for years, but to me I've always taken it as 'warning'. And that warning is - if I didn't do something about my fine and thin hair they could well be chanting 'Baldy!'" What, instead of 'Warney where's your wife?'  He  continues, "So see Advanced Hair Studio ... and your hair will be looking better than ever. Don't wait until it's too late, get your free advanced hair check! and heed the Warne-ing today!" 

Personally, I think it should have been banned for that lousy pun alone, but the ASA has stated that "Readers could infer that the AHS-FP had resulted in the slowing down or stopping of hair loss and/or the re-growth of Warne's hair.  The ad should do no more than suggest that the advertised treatment had a cosmetic effect." 

Of course, most people would know this as Shane Warne is blatantly still bald, despite wearing that sandwich toaster on his napper.  [Lee C]

June 2, 2007 in Australian cricket, News Pavilion | Permalink | StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble It!


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Has he got that thing on his head to pick up the cricket on Sky?

Posted by: The Tooting Trumpet | 2 Jun 2007 11:50:01

Make mine a ham, cheese and tomato thanks Shane.

Posted by: nesta | 2 Jun 2007 13:21:20

Good job the photo is cropped - you should see what he's wearing in place of a box!

Posted by: The Tooting Trumpet | 2 Jun 2007 14:29:54

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