Toyota's "The Real Deal" ad for the GT 86 has been banned in the UK because it "condoned dangerous driving".
Toyota's "The Real Deal" advert for the GT 86 has been banned in the UK because it "condoned dangerous driving".
Although Toyota’s ad is set in a fake CGI city as a way to distance itself from any sort of dangerous real-world driving, it has been banned in the United Kingdom because it might “encourage motorists to drive irresponsibly” and also because it “condoned dangerous driving.”
One of Toyota’s representatives told UK’s Advertising Standards Authority that the ad doesn’t condone such behavior and that it is impossible to recreate it in real-life conditions. Although it’s banned from TV, the ad is live on YouTube and everyone can see it.