'American Apparel' Ads

Should "American Apparel's" Ad's Be Banned?


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dennis

Representing Zionism
Dont like it? Dont look at it. And who the hell voted yes? Who cares? Brizzy looks like she could "possibly" be underaged.
 

Yabaw

Banned
Administrator
Strictly speaking, they weren't ads, the images were from the online catalog. But in the UK, that falls under the Asa's jurisdiction. I don't think the images should be banned unless it was proven that either the model was underage, or was deliberately being made to appear underage for sexual titillation.

However, AFAIK, the site doesn't have a warning of sexually explicit material and should.
 
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DeathHand

DeathHand

Let It All Bleed Out
Strictly speaking, they weren't ads, the images were from the online catalog. But in the UK, that falls under the Asa's jurisdiction. I don't think the images should be banned unless it was proven that either the model was underage, or was deliberately being made to appear underage for sexual titillation.

However, AFAIK, the site doesn't have a warning of sexually explicit material and should.
Yes, and I did forget to mention that these are all online ads, except for the one that caused the recent shit that was on the back of a magazine (the last pic I added of the 23 yr old in the chair).

And yep, their website should have a clear warning msg for viewers - I was very surprised that they don't/didn't.

One thing that does surprise me is that the ASA picked 8 images that they ordered AA remove from their site (after 1 complaint from a mother)...but I found ones that blew those 8 banned ones away (actually, 7 - the ASA rescinded their order on one of the ads) and were more like porn.

Someone asked about magazines: I'm not sure, but I think if AA actually does advertise in magazines that those ad's are probably tame compared to there. I was on an LA site the other night and American Apparel ad's we on every page - some were racy, but again, not like these.

Ah well, an interesting story and thanks for the Poll Votes so far, folks :)
 

SAF

Imperator
Administrator
I'd like to file a complaint on the grounds that the only exposed vagina anywhere in that whole mess of pictures was attached to some gorgon-faced monster of a woman.
 
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