|Australia bans Dead Island: Riptide trailer for suicide being "too graphic"|
|Posted: 30.05.2013 05:27 by||Comments: 5|
The Australian Advertising Standards Bureau has banned the Dead Island: Riptide trailer for "graphical content" and "depiction of suicide."
Apparently, some Australians complained that the trailer was "too traumatic": "I think that the ad is too graphic in terms of its depiction of suicide, particularly the final image of the man hanging from a tree. I think that this could be very traumatic for people who have experienced the suicide of a family member by hanging (or any other means)."
According to the ASB , "The Board noted the fantasy content and the stylised nature of the advertisement and considered that the issue of suicide is a depiction of violence which is not justifiable even in the context of an advertisement for a computer game aimed at adults."
Of course, the trailer shows no graphic suicide, and the situation is that the couple would rather die than be eaten by a horde of zombies. And the hanging zombie wasn't necessarily a suicide - it could have been lynched.
But, the trailer was too sad, so don't expect to see it in Australian TV.