Keira Knightley ad too violent

Advertising censors in the UK have branded an anti-domestic violence advert starring Keira Knightley too shocking for TV, and are refusing to allow it to be broadcast unless key scenes are cut.

The gripping ad shows the actress returning home from a film set, where she is confronted by a violent boyfriend who accuses her of having an affair with a co-star, before launching into a vicious attack. The disturbing footage ends with Knightley left sprawled on the floor, being repeatedly kicked.

The Cut was made for the charity Women’s Aid, and launched in cinemas at the beginning of this month.

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One response to “Keira Knightley ad too violent

  1. Shame. It is such an effective ad. Surprised it didn’t make it past the watershed.

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