23 January 2012
"We noted that the model was holding up the perfume bottle which rested in her lap between her legs and we considered that its position was sexually provocative.and that:
We understood the model was 17 years old but we considered she looked under the age of 16.
We considered that the length of her dress, 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."
Coty, makers of Oh, Lola! said it did not believe the ad suggested the model was underage or that it was "inappropriately sexualised' as it didn't show any "private body parts or sexual activity".apparently, this happened in early november 2011. we only learned about it yesterday when we followed a sponsored link at the bottom of a gannett/the town talk news story.
They said the giant perfume bottle - shaped like a vase holding a blooming pink flower - was "provoking, but not indecent". [emphasis added]
although the ad was banned in the united kingdom, one way "the media" gets around this is to promote it as a legitimate news story.
we believe that one of the subliminal suggestions that this advertisement seeks to implant into the mind of its viewer, is to associate the essence of this perfume with the scent of this seventeen year old (presumably virgin) girls' vagina.
late comedian bill hicks: marketing and advertising people: "kill yourselves"
click here to view/download from scribd or click here for "media sexploitation" from amazon.
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Posted by wst... at 08:31