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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?
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.
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.”
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 Miu Miu ad featuring Hailee Steinfeld crying on a railroad track has been banned, but why? She’s not underdressed, or even inappropriately dressed. Nor is she too skinny or clutching a flower-shaped perfume bottle to her private parts or posed in a compromising position.
Marc Jacobs‘ ads have a tendency to make us blush (see: Bang), but we never thought they were racy enough to get banned. As it turns out, the British Advertising Standards Authority disagrees, as they have just shut down an ad for the Jacobs’ fragrance Oh, Lola, featuring teen star Dakota Fanning.
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.