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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?
Can American Apparel go 24 hours without getting hit with a new controversy? Yesterday, several of their ads were banned in Britain for appearing to sexualize minors, and today CEO Dov Charney is getting hit with a lawsuit that alleges he choked and rubbed dirt in the face of a former employee.
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.
Hurricane Sandy has resulted in massive flooding, left around six million people without power, and has caused at least 11 deaths. But American Apparel is still trying to make a buck with a flash sale pegged to the epic storm.
We’ve pretty much seen it all when it comes to models being Photoshopped into oblivion. But this time it wasn’t a human that was completely botched by the PS monster. Because the photo editors over at American Apparel wanted to shake things up, this time they mutilated a horse.
Dov Charney and American Apparel recently jumped into the Olympic uniform fray, saying that the company had been in negotiations about manufacturing the Russian team’s uniforms for the 2014 winter games since 2011. But now Charney has come out saying that won’t be happening, and that it was never really happening in the first place.
Purple is out, pink is in.
Earlier this week, American Apparel CEO Dov Charney slammed Ralph Lauren for outsourcing the U.S. Olympic Team‘s uniforms. The retailer boasted that it could manufacture the uniforms domestically, and in less than a week. Charney also said the company was in talks with the Russian Olympic Team to manufacture uniforms for the 2014 Games in Sochi. But according to new reports, the Russians didn’t approach American Apparel at all.
American Apparel has partnered with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation on a line of t-shirts to celebrate LGBT Pride Month.
After five months of deliberation, the U.K’s Advertising Standards Authority has officially banned no less than eight American Apparel ads.
It looks like Dov Charney has dodged yet another bullet.
Dov Charney‘s beleaguered American Apparel may just have gotten lucky once again.
We’ve seen some pretty bad Photoshop misfires in our time, intentional and otherwise, but this one is a pretty flagrant example of either really careless and sloppy work or someone playing a sick joke.
The literary community is clutching its pearls after news broke this week that an untested, first-time author was given a half-million dollar advance. It then proceeded to tear its pearls off its neck and stamp the floor in riotous anticipation when it was revealed this author is writing a book about Dov Charney.
Lest we had forgotten that American Apparel is the kind of fashion company whose advertising can only make you feel like you need to take a shower and go to confession, it’s new shoe ads are a pretty clear reminder that that is in fact the case.
Nancy Upton, the awesome lady who skewered American Apparel’s not-awesome “XLent” model search, has returned from the brand sponsored trip to Los Angeles she was offered after being disqualified from winning the contest. And sadly, while it appeared like American Apparel had good intentions when they organized the trip, Upton’s experience seems to show that they haven’t learned a thing.
This week saw the end of the Week of Fashion, and what a successful week it was! We brushed shoulders Beyoncé, and chatted with the likes of Tavi and Carine Roitfeld. We also bore witness to the fact that Lindsey Lohan had a less successful week. Marc Jacobs seems to be headed to Dior, even though he’s demanding a huge paycheck. And Suri Cruise wears lipstick. Deal with it.