sexy Tom Ford sunglasses ad banned!
A sexually suggestive Tom Ford sunglasses print ad showing a woman’s lips biting a man’s finger was banned in Italy Tuesday for being too “vulgar.” The sexy print, already published in three Italian’s womens’ magazines, has been banned by the Italian Advertising Institute (IAA) as being too “sexually implicit”.
The ad, however is still viewable on TomFord.com (go see it!!) — with the warning “Sexually Explicit Images”. Aside from the banned ad, the website of the American designer show ads of a naked woman clutching the crotch of a man in a suit, and another of a naked woman ironing whilst man drinks champagne and clutches a cigar.
The IAA’s ruling said the image was “deeply vulgar and went beyond bad taste to actually offend the public’s sensibility.” It deplored the “explicit and provocative character” of the image which “goes beyond acceptable limits for advertising aimed at the general public.” The ad “is an offensive gesture which insults women and the dignity of all”, it concluded.