Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Porno Chic Ad Campaign

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Photo: Twitter Screenshot
 
A Yves Saint Laurent campaign featuring "painfully thin models" in "degrading" poses sparked distressing disapproval on Monday, with strident calls to ban the imagery.
 
The poster ads of a reclining woman in a fur coat and fishnet tights opening her legs, and another of a model in a leotard and roller skate stilettos bending over a stool, caused incensed indignation on social media.
 
The Autorité de Régulation Professionnelle de la Publicity, the French advertising authority said most of the complaints it received were from people who saw the images as an “incitement to rape”.
 
Its director, Stephane Martin, told the AFP that the brand appears to have "incontestably breached" the national advertising code, which bars all "degrading and humiliating representations of people".
 
France's leading women's group, Osez le feminisme ("Dare to be Feminist"), called for the campaign to be pulled immediately. 
 
Raphaelle Remy-Leleu, a spokesperson for the group, said: "It ticks all the sexist boxes. The women are objectified, hypersexualised and put in submissive positions".
 
She added: "How do they think they will sell anything today (to women) with that? ,,,But you have to ask if that wasn't intentional, that this was all about creating a scandal so we would talk about them".
 
Anyway, the French fashion house was not available for comment.
 
Celtic and Rangers are drawn to meet in the Scottish Cup semi-final.
 
The former sealed their spot by coming from behind to beat St Mirren 4-1 on Sunday. Their goal scorers were Mikael Lustig (58), Scott Sinclair (59), Moussa Dembele (68) and Leigh Griffiths (78).
 
Last evening, I was in Bangsar, KL to attend the KL Advanced Toastmasters meeting. I presented my third speech ‘A Dramatic Talk’ from The Entertaining Speaker manual titled “An Early Morning Drive”.
 
 And for my ‘drama’, I was voted Best Speaker.

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