Generally speaking, we're not in favor of censorship. But we have to admit that sometimes a little moderation is called for. The question is, when? That's a judgement call, of course, and is a matter of serious debate. And this time, that debate has spilt into the automotive industry over a television commercial banned in Holland.
Now, the Dutch are known for their open-mindedness, so you'd have to figure anything they'd censor off their airwaves would have to be pretty bad. Right? Well, sorta. It's a little morbid, the spot that revolves around the Angel of Death and the benefits of not having a street-side passenger door. Never mind the fact that actually promoting the lack of a certain feature on a car – in this case, on the Hyundai Veloster – as a safety measure is a rather dubious claim in the first place.
So we put it to you: is this ad too morbid to air, or have the Dutch authorities just had a bit of a bad trip? Follow the jump to watch the clip, and cast your vote in the poll below.
|Yes! Yes! A thousand times yes!||2159 (22.5%)|
|No! What was so wrong about that?||7456 (77.5%)|