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Topic: Advertising Standards
Victoria’s Secret angel Candice Swanepoel stars in the new (debut) Brian Atwood ad campaign, which features the supermodel wearing lingerie and reclining on a naked man because many people look at deeply boring images like this one and find them interesting. More
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The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority are back, this time putting a stop to a lingerie ad. Which seems pretty tame as far as lingerie ads go, until you take a moment to realize they are not selling a raised bust and more eye-catching cleavage, they’re advertising… an airline. More
Our old friends at the Advertising Standards Authority are still at it: the UK’s watchdog group recently banned L’Oreal ads featuring Rachel Weisz (one of which is pictured) for misleading consumers. More
Yes, we know it’s 2012, but 2011 was such a banner year for polarizing fashion and beauty campaigns that it took us a few days to make sure we got them all: Dakota Fanning reclined suggestively for Marc Jacobs, racism and extreme thinness were all over the place, truth in advertising was dashed in favor of thorough photo editing, and a hair salon in Canada promised to give you the perfect haircut for enduring domestic violence. Check out all the questionable decisions and bad taste from Nivea, Miu Miu, Dior, Donna Karan, and many more. More
A set of CoverGirl spots starring spokesmodel Taylor Swift have been banned for making absurd claims. More
British watchdog group the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is on a roll: they recently banned images of too-skinny models, Dakota Fanning‘s Lolita posing and Hailee Steinfeld‘s Prada campaign. Their latest target is Lynx–UK equivalent of reliably tasteless deodorant brand Axe–which is owned by Unilever. The ads depict UK glamor model Lucy Pindar in various compromising positions… More
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With all these products bearing the meaningless Kardashian seal of approval, it was only a matter of time before some of them were revealed to be faulty, ineffective pieces of shit. More
Yesterday, we told you about how UK watchdog group the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) banned a Marc Jacobs fragrance ad starring Dakota Fanning for its obvious riff on Lolita. In the same fell swoop, they also banned the following ads for British fashion label Drop Dead, after showcasing the model’s extreme thinness was deemed “socially irresponsible.” More
Lancome and Maybelline (both owned by L’Oreal) came under intense scrutiny for ads featuring supermodel Christy Turlington and superstar Julia Roberts that some said went too far with the airbrushing. Both ads have been banned from future production… see the images and learn more about the controversy ahead. More
As you may recall, Cadbury recently ran an ad that made reference to supermodel Naomi Campbell which sparked a bit of controversy. The ad copy read “Move over, Naomi, there’s a new diva in town.” The diva to which Cadbury compared Campbell was a chocolate bar. Naomi Campbell (and many other people of varying skintones) found the ad offensive. Cadbury apologized and withdrew the campaign. …Now British watchdog group the Advertising Standards Authority has More
According to The Telegraph, Miu Miu’s Spring 2011 Mert & Marcus-shot campaign featuring Kasia Struss (and Querelle Jansen and Sasha Pivovarova) was cause for complaint among some consumers who felt the Polish top model looked too thin: More