UK bureaucrats will now decide if ads and commercials are too offensive.
New regulations ban advertisements with gender stereotypes "that are likely to cause harm, or serious or widespread offence."
So a woman cleaning while a man is being lazy– banned.
Suggesting a poor physique caused other failures– banned.
Emphasizing energetic boys compared to caring girls– banned.
It seems that, in 2019, consumers are far more capable of regulating a company's advertising decisions.
If people don't like a company's ads, they're free to boycott the product. And if enough companies catch grief over their ads, they'll change the ads or go out of business.