Did you ever think you’d hear the words Dakota Fanning and provocative in the same sentence? Neither did we, but a Marc Jacobs perfume ad starring the actress has been banned in the U.K. for being just that.
The ad, which appeared in a recent magazine ad for Marc Jacobs’s Oh, Lola! perfume, was deemed too suggestive by Britain’s advertising watchdog and was pulled, according to the BBC.
In the advertisement Fanning, 17, is wearing what appears to be a pink polka-dotted thigh high dress and has a large bottle of Oh, Lola resting between her legs.
The Advertising Standards Authority said that it received four complaints when the ad initially ran and it must not appear again.
The watchdog further explained it’s ruling stating, “Her leg and position of the perfume bottle drew attention to her sexuality.
“Because of that, along with her appearance, we considered the ad could be seen to sexualise a child. We therefore concluded that the ad was irresponsible and was likely to cause serious offence.”
If they find that offensive I wonder what they would make of most of the ads that run in the U.S.? Do you think the ad is too suggestive? Let us know in the comment section.
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