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Watchdog Group Finds Spooky Spotify Ad Is Too Scary For Kids, Causes 'Distress'

In 60 seconds, the commercial showcases a medley of horror film tropes, including a maniacal doll that presumably kills a group of young people whenever they play a catchy pop song.
A British advertising watchdog group ruled on Wednesday that the Spotify horror ad is "likely to cause undue distress to children." Source: Chester Bennington Original Source/Screenshot by NPR

Halloween is exactly two weeks away but Spotify launched a campaign to scare people back in June. Unfortunately, for the music-streaming company, their efforts were too frightening.

On Wednesday, a British advertising watchdog group that a minute-long featuring Camila Cabello's "Havana" and a creepy, self-animated harlequin-type doll, is way too spooky for kids.

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