As we mentioned a while ago, Julianne Moore was chosen as the new face (and body) for Bulgari’s 2010 ad campaign.
And although we think the 49-year-old looks hawt posing semi-nude with some purses, apparently the people in Venice, Italy didn’t feel the same.
Venice’s mayor Giorgio Orsoni claims the image is too indecent. Adding, “An advertisement showing a nude woman on a divan is not appropriate for St Mark’s Square.”
The president of the Venice Foundation added:
“I take account of the fact that Venice is part of the real word … but we cannot accept these Hollywood-style images. There are intelligent sponsors, and we need to come up with advertising that suits Venice, not Times Square.”
Isn’t a photograph like a piece of artwork? With Italy being known for several of the world’s greatest masterpieces, many of which are fully nude, it seems a bit hypocritical to us.
Why take issue with a photograph of Moore with her private bits covered?
We smell a publicity stunt. Anything to get into the media and draw more attention to Venice, right Orsoni?
Do U find Julianne Moore's Bulgari ads offensive?
- Not at all, just the right amount of skin. (94%)
- Of course, cover up! (6%)
Total Votes: 7,896
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