Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Too grown up or too racy?

The once famous child star is now stirring the news as her latest ad campaign for Marc Jacobs has been banned in United Kingdom.
According to the British Advertising Standards Authority, Dakota Fanning’s pose for the fragrance Oh Lola!
In the ad, Fanning who is now 17 years old, is shown holding an oversize bottle of the fragrance, placed right between her legs.

According to ADA: "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. 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.
The creator of the fragrance admitted the pose to be provocative but it no indecent.
I get to think, if she holds the bottle anywhere else, would it be any more decent? She is properly dressed and I guess, it is just the way someone looks at it.

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