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Awful Johnny Farah Accessories Ad Shows Woman Being Choked With A Leather Belt!

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Johnny Farah ad features a tasteless depiction of a woman being choked with a belt!

Look, we're not Don Draper or anything, but surely there's a way to portray a product in a sellable way without resorting to choking a woman.

Perhaps the peeps who brainstormed this Johnny Farah ad really couldn't think of any other option, and decided a male model choking a female model with a leather belt, while her head is covered with a handbag was a money-making combination.

The male model also has a thick brown belt wrapped around his face, evoking memories of Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

That's exactly the sort of image you'd want your products to conjure up, right!?

After receiving some emails condemning the ad, Johnny Farah issued this statement:

"Thank you for getting in touch with me to clear this up. I am aware and have just sent an apology email. The photograph is not an ad but was taken as part of a photography event where the people in the picture were able to choose their own poses. When you see the photo in context with the other pictures next Friday June the 28th, you will see that it is part of an art exhibition and not an advertising campaign. We did not mean to cause any offence and apologize to anyone who was insulted. I have changed the event picture."

If it's part of an art exhibition and not an ad campaign, why does it have the Johnny Farah logo at the top with the words "bags, belts and accessories" underneath?

It just doesn't make sense!

At least we hope the backlash against the ad will prevent it from being in any magazine pages.


[Image via Johnny Farah]

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11 comments to “Awful Johnny Farah Accessories Ad Shows Woman Being Choked With A Leather Belt!”

  1. yukks says – reply to this


    now thats offensive and innapropiate ewwwww

  2. 2

    It's a fetish some people are into. Get over it

  3. Leslie says – reply to this


    Sick world when businesses promote sexual violence.

  4. teeter totter says – reply to this


    Sorry, never heard of this brand.

  5. 5

    Wow, that is a dumbass marketing team. Really? I'll now associate Johnny Farah with Farrah the teen porn ho. That was a really crucial mistake they made.

  6. 6

    Re: CarlaH – death can come from this you ignorant person.

  7. 7

    Maybe it's "art" imitating life, but that's the kind of life that art shouldn't imitate. This is so offensive in so many ways. I'll bet someone who has come through an abusive relationship won't see the "art" in this photo.

  8. EmMapp says – reply to this


    This is not offensive, it is random and weird but not offensive.

    There are worst things out there, truly offensive things.

  9. guest says – reply to this


    Re: CarlaH – This doesn`t mean that their aloud to live out this fetish. Fuck you, you piece of shit.

  10. Gianna says – reply to this


    LOL…It just shows the DESPERATION that MEN have LOSING their power…It is Fast Becoming a WOMAN'S WORLD "CHER" and they are grasping for visual effects to hold on to their dwindling power…just like most men have a dwindling peen…just saying!!!

  11. 11

    Meh, the overly PC feminazi crap is getting out of hand. What if this ad featured a guy being choked with his tie by a woman? Would people be outraged it's promoting sexual violence? Doubtful. People really are stupid. First world problems, whining about trivial shit. No one is going to see this ad and go "hey ima choke a woman with a belt" …But then again some women are into that.

    Re: Gianna – You're an idiot.