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Christina Hendricks' Clairol Ad Banned For Being Misleading!

Christina Hendricks ad banned in UK.

The Advertising Standards Authority claims another victim!

This time it's the Clairol Nice 'n' Easy commercial featuring Christina Hendricks going from her signature red hair to a bright golden blonde.

Related: Saint Laurent Ad Banned For Too-Skinny Model

The ASA investigated the ad's suggestion that it's possible to go from red to blonde with only one step, and the investigation prompted the brand to admit that the commercial was actually filmed in reverse.

Christina was told not to dye her hair for eight weeks before the shoot, at which point her hair was dyed the blonde shade. On the second day of the shoot her hair was dyed red again.

The ASA concluded that because of this the ad "misleadingly exaggerated the capability of the product," and the commercial is now banned in the UK.

See the full ad (below)!

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Saint Laurent Ad Banned For Showing 'Unhealthily Thin' Model

Saint Laurent ad banned for depiction of too-thin model.

The Advertising Standards Authority takes unhealthy depictions of body image very seriously.

The agency has deemed fit to ban a Saint Laurent ad (above) after a complaint was filed against it for showing a very thin model in the pages of Elle UK.

The ASA agreed with the original anonymous complainant and ruled that the ad cannot appear as is and must be changed:

"The ASA considered that the model's pose and the particular lighting effect in the ad drew particular focus to the model's chest, where her rib cage was visible and appeared prominent, and to her legs, where her thighs and knees appeared a similar width, and which looked very thin, particularly in light of her positioning and the contrast between the narrowness of her legs and her platform shoes. We therefore considered that the model appeared unhealthily underweight in the image and concluded that the ad was irresponsible."

The photo spot features 18-year-old model Kiki Willems and was shot by Saint Laurent creative director Hedi Slimane.

The brand stated that it did not agree with the complaint and banning but "did not provide a detailed response."

Do YOU think the ASA was right in banning this particular ad?

[Image via Hedi Slimane/Saint Laurent]

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American Apparel Ads Banned In The UK For The Third Time This Year!

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And another two bite the dust.

American Apparel is having a rough year in the UK, at least their ads are anyway.

The clothing company's BFFs over at the Advertising Standards Authority have asked them to remove two 'offensive' and 'overtly sexual' adverts from their website, making it the third batch this year to be banned.

The ASA explained:

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's Lingerie Ads Are Degrading To Women?!


The UK is known for their strict advertising rules, so when we heard that they were looking into Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s Rosie for Autograph ads, we weren’t surprised. But their response did shock us a bit!

The Advertising Standards Authority or ASA, received seven complaints that three of the model’s moving outdoor ads were "overtly sexual, explicit, degrading to women and reinforced sexual stereotypes of women" since they featured her moving around in her lingerie.


Marks & Spencer, who is selling the line, said that's absurd, explaining:

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Mila Kunis's Sexy Body Cream Ad Banned In The UK!

Yeah, we WISH slathering on some body cream was all it took to get a bod like that!

Sexpot Mila Kunis's insanely hot ad for Rodial body cream has been banned in the UK for being misleading, and we have to agree!

The only way to get a butt that perky is by doing squats, over and over and over again!

The ad (above), which features a shot from Mila's Esquire photo shoot when she was named the "Sexist Woman Alive," promises to

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