Banned Protein Shake TV Ad
For Goodness Shakes makes protein based drinks, they produced a viral commercial that exploded all over the internet due to the masturbation innuendo controversy behind the ad. The commercial was originally made for television, but folks at the ASA (Advertising Standards Association) pulled it off the air waves.A tongue-in-cheek viral ad for a protein shake that featured men who appeared to be masturbating has been banned.
The ad, for sports drink For Goodness Shakes, was embedded in a marketing email. The email asked the question “What’s going on here?”, followed by the video, which showed the upper bodies of men who appeared to be masturbating in public places. At the end of the video it was revealed that it was a protein drink being shaken, and the line “We shake for you … the protein shake without the shaker.