16 things banned in 2014 that weren't porn

Dina Rickman@dinarickman
Tuesday 30 December 2014 20:10
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A series of sex acts were banned from UK porn films under new regulations in 2014. Aside from filming face-sitting, here are some other things banned in 2014:

Snapchat at Eton

There were concerns the picture messaging app could be used to spread sexual images.

Lord Hanningfield

The Lords Privileges and Conduct committee banned him from Parliament for a year in May 2014 for not doing any work.

This Peta ad

This poster was part of a campaign from the animal rights group against the consumption of dairy. It was pulled from display after only one day in Nottingham following complaints.

Monkeys from doing this

In January monkeys at Paignton Zoo in Devon were banned from eating bananas for health reasons.

The Ukip Calypso

Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read's Calypso was performed in a mock Caribbean accent. He asked his record company to withdraw the single and apologised for causing offence after a backlash.

53 piracy sites

In November Britain blocked 53 sites that had been used for piracy.

Julien Blanc

The self-styled pick up artist was barred from entering the UK by Theresa May.

These American Apparel ads

The Advertising Standards Authority deemed the images were “gratuitous”.

NHS staff from drinking tea or coffee

Staff at three Leicester hospitals were banned from drinking tea or coffee in public areas.

Native American headdresses

A successful petition on change.org called for a ban on the sale of headdresses at Glastonbury 2015.

E-cigarettes

Transport for London banned electronic cigarettes on trains, buses, Tubes and stations across London.

The niqab at Camden School for Girls

Camden School for Girls banned a sixth form student from starting her A-levels for wearing the niqab to cover her hair and face in September. The school said the decision was an "educational one".

Google Glass

It was announced in June that British cinemas would ban Google Glass over fears they could be used to pirate films.

Daytime drinking at the Welsh Assembly

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This guy

Rodney Williams was banned from every drinking establishment in Greater London for 25 years after admitting numerous thefts.

This poster

Student official at South Bank University removed this poster displayed by the Atheist Society a February 2014 “refreshers” fair, on the grounds that it could cause offence.

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