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(Photo: CNW Group/Friends of Science)The ads were among those cited in 1,774 complaints about 1,135 ads that the watchdog received in 2015. A majority of the complaints were about price claims and factual clarity or misrepresentation, which the standard body upheld regarding 43 ads. One restaurant's advertisement received 62 complaints. The slogan "How Do You Like Your Meat?" and images of a masked young woman wearing black lingerie in front of chefs was deemed to demean women and undermine human dignity. A television ad for the Kayak.com travel search engine received 20 complaints, which were upheld, for displaying "obvious indifference" to attitudes or conduct that offends a significant segment of the population. Complainants alleged that the ads showed disregard for an elderly person's welfare, bordering on elder abuse, because it depicted a middle-aged man commandeering his mother's in-home stair lift while using his laptop to make travel bookings — ignoring the woman as she struggled to climb the stairs beside him.
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