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U2 frontman and vocal campaigner Bono has seen a minute-long advert his charity, One, made banned in the UK, reports the BBC.One had produced a short film appealing to governments to tackle famine and poverty in Africa. However, British authorities say the advert can’t be aired because it is overtly “political.” A spokesperson for the charity said the decision was “absurd.”
The advert, features appeals from George Clooney, Colin Farrel and Bono himself, is called “The F Word: Famine is the Real Obscenity.”
The Press Association reports that a member of the broadcasting group Clearcast, who manage regulations in the UK, said the advert violates ground rules set in the 2003 Communications Act which prohibit adverts being broadcast by bodies whose aim is in any way political.
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