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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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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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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Despite a complaint sent in from an offended viewer, ASA has deemed Agent Provateur's racy promotional short in the clear!
Les Fleurs du Mal was launched to celebrate the lingerie boutique's Soiree Collection 2011/2012. Having taken a page from classic horror films, the short features a woman kidnapped and tortured until her dominatrix
But ASA doesn't think the video can or will cause widespread offense so it's not going anywhere!
To explain their decision, the Advertising Standards Authority stated:
We acknowledged some viewers might find some of the scenes distasteful but considered the highly stylized nature and clearly fictional content of the video meant it was unlikely to be interpreted by most viewers in the way the complainant suggested. We considered the ads did not demean women and were unlikely to cause serious or widespread offence to visitors to the Agent Provocateur website. We also considered the ad was unlikely to cause fear or distress without justifiable reason. We therefore concluded that the ad did not breach the Code.
But if U still wanna see the short for URself, click the jump.
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Wonder if they'll ban the Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol poster too! LOTS of kids are scared of ghosts! Ha!
Check out the Final Destination 5 poster (above). Do U think it's terrifying?
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the U.K. has banned the poster because they claim it is upsetting children.
According to the ASA,
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