Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sexy UK lingerie ad banned for being too sexy.

(click image, via)
The UK's advertising wet nurse—the ASA—strikes again. Bus poster is for Marks & Spencer's Autograph line. Said the ASA:
The shot of the woman kneeling on the bed was "overtly sexual" because her legs were wide apart, her back was arched, she was touching her thigh and wearing stockings. "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." Previously: ASA bans Italian tile ads with Geisha bondage imagery.

18 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

reasonable decision. why would you put that on a bus.

1:15 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Similar images are on NYC buses all the time. Not saying that's right or wrong, just saying.

1:25 PM  
Blogger Tom Megginson said...

Heh. I was blogging about this at the same time, but from different sources. I also think the ASA is too much of a ninny. There is a big difference between finding an ad tasteless or irresponsible and wanting to regulate taste and responsibility.

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Similar images are on NYC buses all the time, my ass. Show a picture of at least one bus with such image. Yes, the decision was very reasonable. These images are quite porny, and not suitable for display on buses.

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

but why are you saying it then.
anyhow. just think that it is misplaced on a bus. it is sex-in-your-face. my face is fine, but children and especially teenage girls? not so much.

1:40 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Do you live in NYC, you stupid anon dipshit? Calvin Klein regularly places much more overt images on MTA buses. No, I don't have images, because I don't snap pics of them, you fucking no-nothing coward.

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I regularly travel to NYC for work, you fucking asshole. I've seen CK billboards. But nothing on buses. If you don't have pics, at last find one online, you lazy ass. You must be used to interns doing your research.

1:56 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Proving my point, Podunk. I've been here 25 years, and I've seen many. Sorry they're not readily available online, because they're more than a year old.

here's one, not CK, but much racier than the UK one, banned in other cities, not NYC:

http://www.observer.com/2009/daily-transom/iva-va-vroomi-lydia-hearsts-racy-bus-ads-banned-chicago-dallas-and-seattle

2:16 PM  
Blogger Ph Communications said...

In my best Nigel Tufnel voice, "What's wrong with being sexy then?"

Can't speak for NYC, but put that on a bus in OKC and you'd jailed and burned at the stake...

2:53 PM  
Blogger Sausage said...

Not on buses in NYC perhaps.....but on huge fucking 50 foot high HD screens in Times Sq. Have you not seen these, NYC-based douchebags....

http://www.usa-pictures.com/photos-of-New-york-New-York-Times-Square-8372.photos

I had a good wank to these on a recent trip. My office in NYC looks right across at this.

2:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who are you calling Podunk? You are the Podunk. You didn't prove anything. The ad you showed is not CK, and is not much racier than the UK ad. The fucking ad wasn't even displayed in NY! If you are gonna prove something, prove it. Otherwise, shut your crankcase.

3:10 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Wrong yet again: it did run on buses in NYC:

http://m.guestofaguest.com/advertising/take-a-ride-on-lydia-hearts-bus/

Next time you're in NYC, look me up: we'll see what you say to my face, coward anon troll. I'll punch your mouth half way out the back of your fucking skull. You think I'm kidding, TRY ME. I've played hockey my entire life since I was 7. I've been in more fights with badasses than you've ever fantasized about. Fucking coward.

3:29 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

COME AT ME, BRO.

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Larry Fine said...

@ CR & Bro

Your recurring Moe and Curly schtick is getting fucking tiresome.

It must end.

Now!!!

5:30 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

It won't end until he Man's Up, as the stupid Miller Lite ads say. I'm tired of these gutless anon trolls. I'll say anything to anybody in this pussy-bloated ad business. Bunch of noodle-armed metrosexual fucking cowards. Let's Mad Men it, bitches!

5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who are you, copyranter?

5:48 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

An insane nightmare.

5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sexy metrosexual

http://i.imgur.com/ZNRgB.jpg

9:52 PM  

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