Rankin's 'Topless' Ad Campaign Allegedly Upsets Shoppers

Rankin's 'Topless' Ad Campaign Allegedly Upsets Shoppers

6 posts
30 Aug 2013
Paul_Jones
Photographer
Paul_Jones
Topless French Connection advert sparks fury after being placed in window of Manchester city centre store.

- Revolving billboards in St Ann's Square show topless men and women
- Pictures attracted complaints to Advertising Standards Authority that nudity 'offensive' and models appear 'unnaturally thin'
- FCUK marketing says first black and white shoot for brand by photographer Rankin is in line with its 'edgy' image


Link - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2405867/FCUK-topless-advertising-campaign-French-Connection-sparks-fury-Manchester.html

More - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2368579/Photographer-Rankin-unveils-clever-new-campaign-French-Connection-featuring-nearly-naked-models.html








Posted 30 Aug 2013
Socialdisaster
Photographer
Socialdisast..
There isn't a single person in FC that didn't know this would happen, it's utterly obvious: nudity in a shop window advert = controversy.

Predictable rubbish on everyone's behalf, from whoever thought it up to the DM reacting.

Posted 30 Aug 2013
Darkstudent
Photographer
Darkstudent

People are not fussed about all the problems in the news over the last couple of months to recently, yet a topless women in a shop advert causes outrage. People really need to get a grip.

Posted 30 Aug 2013
Woah..

Click on the "top rated comments" down at the bottom..

I don't get very angry these days but some of those people need a f$%king punch in the face.

They aren't offended that the person is topless, it seems they are more bothered by the fact she isn't fat.

HOW dare anybody put up a picture of a slim healthy sized model to advertise something, if it was a shot of a larger sized model I bet it would be praised for its originality and welcoming all body shapes and sizes.



Posted 30 Aug 2013
Edited by Chrissie_Red 30 Aug 2013
Lisaliz
Model
Lisaliz
It's so difficult,  this type of story.   Which is more hateful,  FC or the DM? Or random ignorant idiots? Eurgh!









Posted 30 Aug 2013
OldMaster
Photographer
OldMaster
How sick is it that some people find the display of the human body..and in this case only the top half..offensive!!! Just how screwed up are some folk to think the human breast is offensive? Too sad really and beyond comment.

At least the advert has done the trick in no uncertain terms. I wouldn't be surprised if it gets free tv exposure as well!

Posted 30 Aug 2013
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