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View Poll Results: Do you think the imagery is too provocative?
Yes 12 37.50%
No 20 62.50%
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Old 11-09-2011, 01:55 PM
Location: John & Ken-ville
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Default Dakota Fanning perfume advert banned in UK

Do you think the picture is sexually suggestive for a child and should have been banned?

What do you think?

In the ad, an innocent-looking Dakota, dressed in a frilly pink dress, holds a giant bottle of Marc Jacobs' Oh, Lola! perfume between her thighs. Four complaints were lodged from readers offended with the ad, which was enough for the Advertising Standard's Authority to pull the campaign.
Dakota Fanning Ad: Too Racy For The U.K.! | tooFab.com

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ASA Adjudication on Coty UK Ltd - Advertising Standards Authority

Dakota is 17 years old - she looks much younger in the picture - very juvenile. No doubt it's provocative on purpose.

Last edited by Marka; 01-10-2014 at 12:33 AM..
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Old 11-09-2011, 03:19 PM
Location: The State Line
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Europe (including the UK) will have no issues showing fully nude people in movies...and this is what they call "racy"?

Leave it to Marc Jacobs. He seems to be fond of using very young models for his products. I personally think they all look anorexic.

ETA: I can see camel toe...not that flattering.

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Old 11-09-2011, 04:29 PM
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I know it's purposely provocative, but when I look at that I just see a teen with a bottle of perfume casually held in her lap, not an intentional reference to her genitals.

I've heard of other ads banned in the UK for edging the line of kiddie porn, but I'm surprised that shows like Skins which has teenaged actors in sexual situations are totally fine by them. Odd.
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Old 11-09-2011, 04:42 PM
Location: California Mountains
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If the ad is meant to be provocative, it falls way short of the mark. The model looks like a young 17, but not very young. The pose is casual, not remotely sexy. The bottle is too large -- and Jiminy Cricket, with an out of proportion bow or flower for a top! -- to be thought of as anything else.

Such storm in a teacup!

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Old 11-09-2011, 05:00 PM
Status: "Motel Hell really did happen!" (set 9 days ago)
Location: Meth capital of the world.
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Uh..........she's 17...............a young adult...................big deal.
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:43 PM
Location: SWUS
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I don't see anything sexual about this picture.
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:28 PM
Location: NC
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not provocative at all
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:48 PM
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Wow. She's looking good. She is sexy. That photo certainly has sexual undertones, but it seems pretty tame compared to American standards. It may be inappropriate, I'm not sure. Ask yourself this: would you like your sister or daughter to pose in the same way?
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:13 AM
Location: in your dreams
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Only because she's holding it with her crotch, lol.
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:19 AM
Location: The Hall of Justice
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I don't see anything overtly sexual. I'm much more skeeved by those American Apparel ads. They always make me think of runaway kids trying to make a few bucks in a pervert's basement.
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