YouTube Had To Remove An Ad For The Nun Because It Was Too Scary
Who thought this was a good idea in the first place?!
YouTube has been forced to remove a pre-roll ad for the upcoming horror film The Nun after many users found the short clip too startling.
One tweet went viral, warning users about the clip's content which sees a replica of the iPhone volume icon displaying, looking like the phone's volume is being turned down before the Nun's face is shown in all her religious horror.
The film is a spin-off from the successful Conjuring universe set in 1952 where a nun, priest and a novice investigate the sudden, mysterious suicide of a nun.
Several users also began tweeting about their experiences being caught off guard with the ad while watching videos on YouTube, with more iterations of the jump-scare being encountered. The short ads are also unskippable.
Another horror film slated for release Slender Man is reportedly also employing similar antics with pre-roll advertisements.
At this point, many of you are probably wanting to see the video for itself so it's below but BE WARNED it is entirely just a jump scare. Don't blame us!
While it may be easy to laugh off the ad in question doing its job -- and doing it very well by the amount of tweets it garnered alone -- it also goes against YouTube's own ad policy.
The site actually outlines the "violent and shocking" content they would consider to go against their standards which includes "promotions that are likely to shock or scare".
After several of the tweets racked up a bit of attention the site responded confirming the ad had been removed.
So you're allowed to go back to surfing the net without fear of spooky nuns... for now.
For those who are looking for a more permanent fix for spooky ads, you can actually toggle your Google settings and turn off "Horror Films". Easy.
Featured image: Warner Bros. Pictures.