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Rankin's 'Topless' Ad Campaign Allegedly Upsets Shoppers

Paul Jones is off-line
30 August 2013 04:51
Paul_Jones
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Paul_Jones
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Lancashire
Wigan

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








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30 August 2013 06:42
Socialdisaster
Photographer


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.
Modesty is just arrogance in stealth mode


Mr D is off-line
30 August 2013 07:16
Darkstudent
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Darkstudent
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Lancashire
Manchester


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.


Chrissie Red is off-line
30 August 2013 11:28
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Tayside
Perthshire

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.





30 August 2013 12:12
Lisaliz
Model


It's so difficult,  this type of story.   Which is more hateful,  FC or the DM? Or random ignorant idiots? Eurgh!











OldMaster is off-line
30 August 2013 14:12
OldMaster
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OldMaster
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Hertfordshire
Harpenden

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!



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