Evidently not realizing that censoring Rihanna is the easiest way to ensure she ends up EVERYWHERE, the somebodies at the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority have deemed a poster advertisement for Rihanna’s “Rogue” perfume ad simply too gosh darn sexy for youngsters’ eyes. he advert apparently received a complaint about it being “sexualized and provocative” as well as demeaning to women and inappropriate for children. ”While we did not consider the image to be overtly sexual, we considered that Rihanna’s pose, with her legs raised in the air, was provocative,” the ASA claims. “Because of this, and the fact that Rihanna appeared to be naked except for high heels, we concluded that the ad was sexually suggestive and should have been given a placement restriction to reduce the possibility of it being seen by children.” 1. Tom Ford for Men (2007) Zero prizes for guessing who shot this greasy campaign for Tom Ford’s fragrance for men. Evidently the team gave Terry Richardson free reign to run with his porno chic desires, turning them into a series of simple flash close-ups. Some thought it was even worse that the model was faceless, but we’d rather not be privy to the fact she’s probably 16. To see the image for this add you need to Google it and decide for yourself if it is actually an advert. Lol 2. Marc Jacobs Bang (2010) Just in case the “BANG” part didn’t grab your attention, here’s Marc Jacobs oiled up like a bodybuilder and molesting a five gallon bottle. The ads are obvious riffing off Tom Ford’s, thought the message is a little more convoluted due to the fact that Jacobs is a man. 3. Yves St Laurent Pour Homme (1971) Oh snap! Yves Saint Laurent’s man scent used designer nudity long before Marc Jacobs’. The bespectacled and de-suited Laurent was photographed by Jeanloup Sieff for the brand’s first male fragrance, Pour Homme, in 1971. The ad didn’t actually pose too much damage to youngsters’ eyes at the time. 4. Calvin Klein Secret Obsession (2008) Usurping the controversial Klein girl title from Brooke Shields and Kate Moss, Eva Mendes stripped down for a nip slip in this video campaign that was banned from U.S. networks. She even (accidentally?) flashed a nipple while rolling around in the bedsheets. Calvin Klein, which has a history of borderline-pornographic commercials, seemed to realize that the ban could only be good for publicity, posting it on their Web site with the title, “banned TV commercial.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtcALmhKYMU&feature=player_embedded 5. Marc Jacobs Oh, Lola! (2011) It’s one thing to plonk a giant bottle between your own privates, but quite another to do it to a 17-year-old Dakota Fanning. MJ’s Oh, Lola! fragrance, which he ironically described as “more of a Lolita than a Lola” (SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE) received a lot of complaints claiming the ads sexualizing a child. 6. Yves St Laurent Opium (2000) Receiving a grand total of 948 complaints from pearl-clutching Brits when it was released 14 years ago, Sophie Dahl’s horizontal vogueing for Yves St Lauren’s “Opium” fragrance is the most griped about fashion ad of all time. Things that were less dangerous to children than Dahl’s bare, milky body included sitting on railway tracks, threesomes, and promotion of rape. The ad was pulled as a poster, but was allowed to live on in fashion mags. 7. Beyoncé Heat (2010) A thing that happened which seems very ridiculous post-Drunk in Love is that the ad for Beyoncé’s first fragrance was deemed too sexy for daytime television. Manufacturers argued that the imagery was less overtly sexual than what is routinely seen in music videos (duh) and that Beyoncé was at no point naked. It was simply classified as a ”sexually provocative ad that was unsuitable to be seen by young children,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=76lPciEip3A 8. YSL Belle d’Opium (2011) Obviously taking the word “opium” and running with it, the ASA banned the ad because it apparently promoted drug use. Starring the French actress Melanie Theirry, the ad shows her flailing around to some none-too-memorable percussion before pointing to her inner elbow and running her finger along the inside of her forearm, which obviously means she’s on heroin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uvBVUit3kjY
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