Recently the all grown-up actress, Dakota Fanning, has been talking a lot about her 2011 Marc Jacobs ad being banned. That’s right, banned. It’s hard for us to believe that this little angel, (who has now grown up to be quite a beautiful young lady) has anything to do with banned material.
In the ad, the 17-year-old is holding a large bottle of Marc Jacobs “Oh, Lola” fragrance between her legs while sitting in a reclined position and wearing a mini dress. The ad was banned in the UK after the UK’s Advertising Standard Authority ruled it out. They advised the image portrayed Fanning to be in an “irresponsible and sexualized manner”.
The ASA received several complaints about their ruling. Afterwards, they made this statement:
“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.”
So how do you feel about this provocative or not provocative image? We want to hear from you.
Shannon Lazovski is the CEO of SoGlam Media & Founder/Editor of Detroit Fashion News. Find out more about Shannon here.