An Apple Music television commercial starring Delta Goodrem has been censured by the advertising watchdog for depicting ‘unsafe’ behaviour.
The TV spot, which aired during the finale episode of The Voice, depicts the singer listening to music while riding as a passenger in an old BMW.
According to a report by the Advertising Standards Bureau, several viewers flagged the ad because it depicted the 32-year-old putting her arm and head outside the moving vehicle and seemingly “not wearing a seatbelt”.
“As a role model for young people this is setting a terrible example to young drivers and passengers at a time when statistics show us how at risk this age group is on the road,” wrote one complainant.
“This ad does not promote safe driving,” argued another.