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We’re pretty quick to lob blame at American Apparel when it comes to their questionable advertising practices, and we’re certainly not the only ones, given how many of the brand’s ads have been banned in the United Kingdom. But while we would have said the readiness to judge has something to do with the many sexual harassment lawsuits launched against its CEO, Dov Charney, combined with the fact that the ads tend to feature half-naked young women in various sexually suggestive poses, word from corporate HQ suggests there may in fact be a conspiracy at work over at the Advertising Standards Authority. Oooooh, juicy!
Here we go again. For the third time in just over a year, American Apparel is in hot water with the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority for their raunchy campaigns. Is anyone in the least bit surprised?
American Apparel ads are known to push people’s buttons. From exposed breasts to gratuitous pubic hair to weird watercolor nudes, it’s not surprising that several ads have already been banned in Britain. Now, more are being banned by the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Agency for “sexually suggestive, gratuitous and flirtatious” images and sexualizing seemingly underage models.
The U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority has banned Christian Dior‘s Diorshow New Look Mascara ad featuring Natalie Portman for overzealous airbrushing and exaggerating the product’s results.
Agent Provocateur is known for raunchy lingerie and naughty ad campaigns, which definitely works when selling undies. But the brand has just been asked by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to pull down its latest video due to distressing and sexual graphics.
After five months of deliberation, the U.K’s Advertising Standards Authority has officially banned no less than eight American Apparel ads.
In an attempt to rid the world of eating disorders and over-zealous Photoshopping, Israel just passed a law banning underweight models from working. They are also making publications disclose post-production work.
The British Advertising Standards Authority released a ruling Wednesday banning a print ad for L’Oreal‘s Revitalift Repair 10 because it used a digitally altered image of actress Rachel Weisz that “misleadingly exaggerated” how well the product works. The Authority also asked L’Oreal to stop using post production techniques (i.e. Photoshop) that “misrepresented what was achievable using the advertised product.”
Following in the footsteps of their ad-regulating colleagues across the pond, the National Advertising Division has banned a CoverGirl campaign featuring celebrity spokesperson Taylor Swift for excessive Photoshopping. In other words, if you thought Swift’s lashes looked too good to be true, you’re right.
Another day, another advertisement banned by the British Advertising Standards Authority for being far too intense for the eyes of innocent children. This time, the watchdog has pulled an ad that poked fun at a women’s magazine while advocating fast, easy, low-cost breast augmentation.
The British Advertising Standards Authority is at it again! They just banned a Lynx advertising campaign for being degrading to women.
Watch out, every creative director in the fashion industry. If you want to put up your sexually suggestive ads up in the United Kingdom, you’d better make sure they aren’t near any schools.
The British Advertising Standards Authority has blocked a Lancome ad featuring Julia Roberts and a Maybelline ad with Christy Turlington from publication because of complaints the images look overly Photoshopped. The companies, which are both owned by L’Oreal, acknowledged retouching them, say the images aren’t unbelievable.
Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority is normally pretty quick to ban ads people complain about. But when it received angry letters about the model in Miu Miu‘s spring ad campaign being too thin, it made a mildly surprising decision not to pull the ad from public view.
Mascara ads have always mystified us. Can the product in question really give you such exaggerated results without looking clumpy and gross? Rimmel has proven that no, their mascara can’t. But they’d like you to think otherwise, which is why they outfitted Georgia May Jagger in a lush pair of falsies for their most recent advertising campaign.
The British Advertising Standards Authority has ordered that a commercial for Beyonce Knowles‘ perfume Heat not be shown before 7:30. Why? Because it’s just too hot for daytime television.
this week, L’Oreal is coming under fire for a commercial starring British singer Cheryl Cole advertising a hair product that promises to make your hair “stronger, full of life, [and] replenished.” Only problem is that Cole’s stronger, full of life hair ain’t the real thing — “Styled with some natural hair extensions,” the commercial admittedly says. The ASA received 40 complaints claiming that the commercial portrayed an unrealistic ideal that couldn’t be achieved.