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Marks and Spencer Christmas TV Advert Deemed Sexist

Fab Flash: Marks and Spencers in Trouble Over TV Advert

Marks and Spencer have landed in hot water this festive season over their ad campaign below. The TV advert stars many British celebrities including Twiggy, Stephen Fry and Myleene Klass, but it's the appearance of Ashes to Ashes actor Philip Glenister which has ruffled feathers. The Advertising Standards Authority is reportedly looking in to complaints over the ad which has been branded as "sexist". At one point Glenister says, "Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without that girl prancing around in her underwear," before cutting to a shot of French lingerie model Noemie Lenoir.

A spokesperson for M&S told the BBC, "We're surprised by the ASA complaints regarding Philip Glenister's appearance in our TV ad. Our research shows that his on-screen character in Ashes to Ashes is extremely popular with our customers and his lines in the ad are in keeping with that role." Do you agree with the complaints or do you think this is a case of viewers being over-sensitive?

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