‘Absolutely revolting’: Life insurance company uses image of serial killer Harold Shipman in advertisement
Harlod Shipman, who worked as a GP for decades, was convicted of 15 murders
in 1998 but is suspected to have potentially killed as many as 250 people between 1975 and 1998.
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The social media commercial was dubbed “tasteless” and “disgusting” by users.
Shipman, a long-time general practitioner, was convicted of 15 murders in 1998 but is suspected of killing up to 250 people between 1975 and 1998.
In 2004, he committed suicide in prison.
The founder of insurance broker Cura, Kathryn Knowles, said on Twitter that she would report the “absolutely disgusting” advertisement to the Financial Conduct Authority and the advertising watchdog.
“There is a firm that is promoting life insurance using the image of a mass murderer to promote their services,” she explained.
“I’m not going to name either because I don’t want to give them the satisfaction of appearing in more search results. Please know that many of us in the insurance industry find this disgusting.
Ms Knowles went on to say: “I’m hoping the FCA and ASA will take action on this. I would like to file a formal complaint with both regarding this advertisement and will provide them with a copy.”
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A family member of one of the victims saw the advertisement and stated: “As someone whose relative was murdered by Harold Shipman, I find your latest advertisement that uses his image despicable and unacceptable.
“I hope you enjoy yet another ASA decision and change your practises.”
“However, being provocative is not the same as being offensive, and it is never our intention to offend or upset people. Our goal is to make people stop and think.
“However, if this advertisement has caused you personal distress, we sincerely apologise.”
Harold Shipman How Did He Kill
The former GP, Harold Shipman, Britain’s most prolific serial killer, used massive doses of diamorphine to kill his victims, the public inquiry into his patients’ deaths was told as it got under way last week.
Was Harold Shipman Diagnosed With Anything
He appears to have had a personality disorder. He was arrogant, confident, condescending, and difficult to work with. His medical colleagues did not like him, he was a “know all”. He became obsessed with and addicted to murder.
How Did harold Shipman Get Caught
The decision to leave the entire estate to Shipman is explained in the will. However, there was one fatal flaw: the murderer’s fingerprints were discovered on the document. Morphine was discovered in the victim’s system after the body was exhumed, and Shipman was arrested on September 7th, 1998.