I'm all for censorship and protection of children (and women in general, for that matter) etc, anywhere in the world, but in a country that does not even ban nudity/sex on TV, aren't they taking this a wee bit too far?
The U.K.’s Ad Standards Authority has ruled that the latest ad for Marc Jacobs' newest perfume Oh, Lola! is too provocative, and, after just 4 complaints, has banned the image from appearing again.
Here's a look at the ad:
Ok, I admit, maybe the bottle isnt resting in the best of places, and she does look pretty young, but honestly, before the ban was mentioned, did you see anything that made your mind fly to other places? She's wearing a decent dress, has tights on so not even her thighs are bared, and she just looks like she's leaning back, relaxing, holding an oversized perfume bottle on her lap! That's all I (and a slew of internet commentators, lol) see - a girl holding a perfume bottle! This makes me think that the people who complained just have their minds in the gutter. =/ I dont find this ad the slightest bit sexy even.. Don't you think you have to be looking for it to actually see it in such a perverted way? Hmm.. Actually, I dont think it's a very good photo at all, but who am I to judge ey? ;p Even the mention of the inappropriate flower on top of the bottle, well, every Marc Jacobs perfume bottle has a flower on top!
But who cares what I think, what do YOU think? Drop your thoughts in the comments box, I'd love to know! =)