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American Apparel Courts Controversy By Featuring Former Muslim Model Topless In Its Ads

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No stranger to controversy, American Apparel has released another salacious ad that's sure to set tongues wagging.

The company's latest marketing involves a Bengali model posing topless and wearing unbuttoned jeans that reveal her turquoise panties, with the words "Made in Bangladesh" emblazoned across her chest.

The model, Maks, was born in Bangladesh but moved to the States when she was only four years old, and since then she's distanced herself from her Muslim upbringing. She's also been working as a manufacturer for American Apparel since 2010.

The story at the bottom of the ad explains why Maks is such a uniquely important part of the many cultures and people that make up Los Angeles, but the ad has sparked debate for being sexist and objectifying.

Critics have also taken issue with the "Made in Bangladesh" tagline that seems to be a swipe at other clothing companies that use poorly compensated workers in places like Bangladesh and India to make their wares, while American Apparel is noted for paying fair wages to its workers in the United States.

Regardless of its message, the ad will surely stir up much dialogue AND traffic for the company.

And that's probably the point!

Check out the NSWF, uncensored version …AFTER THE JUMP!!!

Ian Somerhalder Shows Off His Smokin' Guns At SXSW! Surrender To The Smolder!

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How did Ian Somerhalder make it past the TSA checkpoint at the airport with those buff biceps?!

The Vampire Diaries actor made his way to SXSW on Saturday!

Ian made his way to the Funny or Die Clubhouse after his arrival and participated in a Facebook Q&A during his visit to the festival all whilst looking AMAZEBALLS!

But let's be honest here, the 35-year-old hunk always looks great! After the Q&A session ended, Ian thanked his fans by saying:

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Last Night's Episode Of Lindsay Will Make You SERIOUSLY Question Whether Or Not Lindsay Lohan Owns A Bra!

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Well, duh, no one could come close to being Oprah, gurl!

We gave you the run-down about Lindsay Lohan's new OWN series Lindsay and all the must-see moments from last nights episode.

But there was one thing SERIOUSLY missing from the show…

Lindsay's bra!!

Seriously, does she even own one?

We'e pretty sure LiLo only kept her boobies in check during one part of the episode and even THEN they were all over the place!

It's pretty crazy!

Ch-ch-check out the the only missing piece of the otherwise perfectly cray series that is Lindsay…AFTER THE JUMP!!!

Cheryl Cole Will Return To X Factor, It's Official!!! Simon Cowell & Co. Will Pay Her $2.5 Mil To Judge One More Season!

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This is incredible news!!!

Cheryl Cole just inked a one-year $2.5 million deal to return to X Factor!!!!

She & Simon Cowell finally pushed aside their differences and came together for the betterment of the TV-watching world!!!


The proud new papa is super stoked to have her judging again, too! Sources close to the situation confessed:

Miley Cyrus & Icona Pop Hit The Chicago Nightclub Scene Hard After Bangerz Despite The Singer's Sore Throat! Get The Party Deets HERE!

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They don't care…THEY LOVE IT!

Miley Cyrus' demanding Bangerz Tour schedule isn't going to keep her from having some maJOR fun while out on the road!

The twerkalicious stunner was joined by her tour mates, Icona Pop, on Friday at Underground Nightclub in Chicago—following their intense and physically demanding concert!

One club-goer who spotted Smiley Miley revealed:

Vogue Italia Promotes "Tribal"-Inspired Shoot With White Model! Cringe-Worthy!

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Vogue Italia has definitely not learned its lesson from past mistakes.

But maybe the mag doesn't view them as mistakes, otherwise why would they keep making the same ones over and over again?

The March issue of the magazine features white model Saskia de Brauw in what can only be described as some type of "tribal" face paint.

Inside the spread, the Dutch model poses with stuffed animals in clothing meant to mimic "tribal-style" dress, including warp skirts and turbans, except that instead of being made from animal hide, the clothing is Chanel and Celine!

We're thinking Vogue Italia was definitely going for another inspired-by-indigenous-cultures editorial, which is problematic in many ways, especially because it fetishizes native cultures, and appropriates them in order to construct an "edgy" fashion story while ignoring the history of imperialism and oppression that plagued those very places where Vogue's editors are now drawing inspiration from.

It's baffling how the fashion world just keeps on promoting such offensive and insensitive material over and over again.

When will they learn???

[Image via Steven Meisel/Vogue Italia]

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