Thursday, December 01, 2011

Banned, the British lingerie advert that was 'too sexy' for the side of a bus



The usual "for the children" cry. Unmentioned is that British kids get sex education in their shools which is WAY more explicit than the ad above. And the fact that the complainants grumbled about the ad "objectifying women" tells you who they were: The boiler-suit brigade. No-one would objectify them!
A lingerie advert for Marks & Spencer has been banned for being ‘overtly sexual’. The advert, shown on the side of double-decker buses, pictured a woman on a bed with her legs apart, back arched, one arm above her head and the other touching her thigh.

Fifteen people complained to the Advertising Standards Authority about that image, and another for the store.

They said the adverts for the Autograph range of lingerie ‘objectified women’ and were unsuitable for buses as they were ‘sexually suggestive’ and could be seen by children.

The ASA cleared one advert showing models in less suggestive poses, saying that children would ‘understand the poster was advertising lingerie and, as such, the models would not be fully clothed’.

But it said of the other advert: ‘We considered that the image was of an overtly sexual nature and was therefore unsuitable for untargeted outdoor display, as it was likely to be seen by children. We concluded that the advert was socially irresponsible.’

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Of course if it were two gay men in similar poses liberals would be praising it as being about diversity.

Anonymous said...

More proof that the Brits are a dying society. Cause of death? Political correctness. Good riddance!

Anonymous said...

and your evidence is ...?

Anonymous said...

5:10 AM's good riddance wishes is like wishing his/her own grandparents dead. Britain and British culture gave birth to the US and contributed to it long after 1776, yeah even unto today.

Bird of Paradise said...

Too racy looks like a ad PETA would come up with

Anonymous said...

My comment about the ad with the girl cooking the turkey can easily be applied to this one as well. Driving a car while passing this bus would be a challenge for anyone attracted to females...

Anonymous said...

She looks a bit undernurished to me!