Friend Defends Knightley's Abuse Ad

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Keira Knightley's actor boyfriend Rupert Friend has hit out at a U.K. advertising watchdog after the actress' anti-domestic violence advert was banned from British television.
In the harrowing promo the British beauty plays an actress who is beaten by her lover after he accuses her of having an affair with a co-star.
The footage - made for U.K. charity Women's Aid - ends with Knightley being repeatedly kicked on the floor. It was deemed too violent for U.K. TV schedules by advertising approval body Clearcast.
But Knightley's real-life partner and Pride & Prejudice co-star is fuming the ad won't make it on to the small screen - blasting Clearcast's decision as "ridiculous".
He tells Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper, "I think that banning an advert because it is shocking is quite the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard of. What is shocking is that women are getting hit. The point is to shock people."


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Absolutely ridiculous, I agree!!! A domestic violence awareness add banned because it is too violent???... well its not supposed to be frickin funny now is it!!!So a dead boy all over our screens in a road campaign is light hearted is it???
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