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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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Katy Perry & Justin Bieber Proactiv Ads Banned In The UK


The UK doesn't want to hear Katy Perry and Justin Bieber talking about their zits-free Proactiv face anymore!

Both Katy's TV commercial and Justin's online promo for "America's # 1 selling acne treatment system" were banned after the Advertising Standards Authority received a complaint.

According to the anonymous whistle blower, the ads are misleading

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American Apparel's Ads Banned After Being Too Hot For The U.K.!


American Apparel’s controversies are SO common, that it’s getting hard to keep track of them all!

The retailer known for its voyeuristic style and over the top campaigns, has been BANNED in the U.K. after an investigation by the Advertising Standards Authority.

The ASA launched their investigation after receiving a complaint for their sexually inappropriate ads, prompting their SECOND band in in 3 years!!!

American Apparel fought back, and cited freedom of creative expression for their right to use the racy photos!

A rep from the line responded to the investigation by saying:

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Hailee Steinfeld's Miu Miu Ad Pulled For Being 'Irresponsible'


This is getting out of control.

The British Advertising Standards Authority has banned yet ANOTHER ad from the UK, this time it's from Hailee Steinfeld's Miu Miu campaign.

According to the ASA, the image of the 14 year old sitting on train tracks is 'irresponsible' because it shows a child in an unsafe location.

Miu Miu argued that Hailee "could have easily moved from where she was sitting because she was not restrained in any way", but that didn't sway them and the ad was yanked.

We get what the ASA's saying but at the same time it's not like there's a train in the background. And how do they know if it's an functioning track?

What do U think about the ASA's decision???

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