YouTube pulls ad for The Nun because of 'shocking content'

16 August, 2018, 01:31 | Author: Irvin Gilbert
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YouTube has stopped running a six-second ad for "The Nun" after users flagged a jumpscare in it that violated one of its content policies.

One user tweeted an alert about the jump-scare and warned to turn down the volume if one happens to have anxiety, which went broad with 135,000 retweets and over 148,000 likes.

While the YouTube ad for the film may be down, "The Nun" will be "jumping" into theaters on September 7.

More sinned against than sinning - or perhaps just leery of a creepy auto-play ad that ruins that sweet and friendly Dora the Explorer clip their kid's expectantly waiting for - more than 130,000 jump scare-averse Twitter users retweeted the original complaint, which elicited this response from YouTube.

The first trailer for The Nun officially dropped a few months ago, and it is pretty scary. You can watch it here if you dare. But there is an extremely loud movie teaser that's been pulled from YouTube for violating company policy. YouTube user "wigstle." saved a copy of the ad, viewable through this link, and uploaded on August 12 for anyone curious, and fearless enough, to view.

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The Nun is the latest horror film in the Conjuring franchise, and it may be the scariest.

YouTube's parent company, Google, has an advertising policy that prohibits "shocking content", and any ad featuring "violent language, gruesome or disgusting imagery, or graphic images or accounts of physical trauma" - plus those "that are likely to shock or scare" - are prohibited.

The Nun is directed by Corin Hardy and stars Taissa Farmiga, Demian Bichir, Charlotte Hope, Ingrid Bisu, Jonas Bloquet, and Bonnie Aarons. Together, they uncover the order's unholy secret.

"If you're even a casual fan of horror movies, you know what a jump scare is", writes Slate.



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