I came across this ad awhile ago after seeing it in a copy of Teen Vogue over the summer. At the time, it didn't seem shocking to me, but now I realize how relevant it is to our class. The ad is for Marc Jacobs' new fragrances called Oh Lola. It features 17 year old actress Dakota Fanning holding the fragrance bottle in a suggestive position. It seems a bit phallic. Take a look:
The ad has sparked controversy, especially in the UK where the ASA (Advertising Standards Authority) has decided to ban it due to their belief that the ad "sexualized children."
Here's a link to the full story:
Do you think the ad is controversial? Is the ASA taking it too far by banning the ad?