Queen Mary as a flesh-eating zombie frightens the children
Reuters reports that an advert featuring a moving image of Tudor Queen Mary I turning into a flesh-eating zombie has been banned after complaints that it scared children.
The digital image of 'Bloody Mary', the Roman Catholic daughter of King Henry VIII, appeared on the side of subway escalators to promote a London Dungeon exhibition.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) received four complaints that it was likely to frighten children. The watchdog agreed, ruling that the poster should not be used again in its current form.
Defending the ad, Merlin Entertainments said: "The object of the advertising was to show the dark side of her personality and portray her as a villain."
And she is a villan, as opposed to … say her dad … who I believe chopped off the heads of a few wives when he no longer wanted them?